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An afternoon in Vannes


Have you heard about a town called Vannes in Brittany? Last week-end, I had the pleasure to discover this blissful place, located between Brest, the city I was coming from and Rennes, which was my final destination.
 
More than just being a convenient spot to make a break, I found that this town was a really nice one. I picked the hotel Escale Oceania*** Vannes to stay for the night as it is ideally situated, very close to the town center. The car stayed still all the time, in the private car park of the hotel (free of charge, of course!), it’s as simple as that! The sun was shinning and I definitely preferred to stroll around…

At the welcome desk, Luc, the receptionist, gave us a very good advice on which way to follow in order to discover Vannes’ great heritage. Vannes is a wonderful and well preserved fortified city. Along the battlements, you will find some very pretty and blossoming gardens. Inside the medieval Vannes, you won’t help making your taps resound on the cobblestones while raising your head and eyes to admire the numerous half-timbered houses and small shops.

And then? Just reach Vannes’ charming marina and take advantage of all the opportunities it offers. You will be able to sit at a table outside a café and have a fresh drink under the cover of a sun umbrella. If you prefer being active, you will certainly appreciate to walk along Eric Tabarly’s Quay, observing the sailboats or looking for a book in itinerant shops, selling second-hand volumes. As far as I’m concerned, I did both, to my great delight…
 
To have diner, we chose a merry “crêperie” in the town center, before getting back at the hotel to get a great night of sleep. The rooms are particularly well designed and we loved the bed linen’s comfort, the functionality of the bathroom equipped with a large mirror and the separated toilets. Everything there is done to make people feel like at home, from the ability to settle the intensity of the rooms’ lights to the huge variety of the products offered for breakfast.

Thank you very much for following me in Vannes and see you soon for new adventures!

 

Marie-Amélie

2012/07/19

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