5 Sights in Vannes, France (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Vannes, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Vannes, France.List of cities in France Sightseeing Tours in Vannes
The ramparts of Vannes are the fortifications erected between the third and seventeenth centuries to protect the city of Vannes in the department of Morbihan in France. Founded by the Romans at the end of the first century BC. Under the reign of Augustus, the civitas Venetorum was forced to protect itself behind a castrum at the end of the third century, even as a major crisis shook the Roman Empire. This first enclosure remained the only protection of the city for more than a millennium. It was at the time of Duke John IV, at the end of the fourteenth century, that the city wall was rebuilt and extended to the south to protect the new districts. The duke wanted to make Vannes not only a place of residence but also a stronghold on which he could rely in case of conflict. The area of the intramural city is doubled and the duke adds to the new enclosure his fortress of Hermine.
The town hall of Vannes is a public building housing part of the municipal services of the French commune of Vannes in Morbihan. The town hall, located on Place Maurice Marchais, was built between 1880 and 1886. The other part of the municipal services of the municipality is located in the municipal administrative center located rue Joseph Le Brix. The town hall has been listed as a historical monument since 2 December 1992.
3. Maison dite de Vannes et sa femme
Vannes and his wife is a polychrome stone sign representing the busts of a couple and probably dating from the sixteenth century. Integrated into the façade of a half-timbered house in the intramural of Vannes, it is a famous emblem of the city.
4. Ancienne cohue
The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Vannes or Musée de la Cohue created in 1982, is one of the museums of the city of Vannes, in Brittany. The building has been listed as a historical monument since 1929 and the museum is labeled "Museum of France".
5. Chapelle Saint-Yves
The Saint-Yves chapel is a Catholic religious building located in the heart of the city of Vannes in Morbihan (France). It was built in the seventeenth century as the church of the Jesuit college that was immediately next to it.
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