Built in amphitheater at the bottom of the Gulf of Morbihan, Vannes was founded by the Romans after their victory over the Venetians in 56 BC.
In the Middle Ages, Vannes became one of the main fortified cities of Brittany, residence of the Dukes of Brittany. The old medieval city has preserved its architectural richness with its beautiful 13th century ramparts, its picturesque old quarters and their colorful half-timbered houses, its Saint-Pierre Cathedral built from the 13th to the 18th century, its wash houses along the ramparts…
The gardens that run along the 600 meters of fortifications have made the reputation of Vannes. As you climb to the plateau de la Garenne, you will appreciate the view of the beautiful medieval city.
The marina comes almost to the city… the promenade de la Rabine follows the tree-lined paths along the pontoons. The most courageous will walk to the peninsula of Conleau and will be rewarded with a superb view on the Gulf of Morbihan.
Every year, in July, the Historical Festivals take place. They bring to life the great moments of the city’s history with the help of hundreds of extras. Animations, parades, fireworks, tableaux vivants are on the program of this event not to be missed during your stay at Camping de Penboch.