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Jun 19, 2016 - Vannes

We booked an Airbnb for a one week stay in Vannes. The hostess very kindly picked us up at the train station and showed us around the flat. It would seem that I was a bit hasty when I made the booking. The flat was very conveniently located to walk everywhere, but no wifi and the only toilet was in the basement with a spiral half step staircase. In the middle of the night, this was just a bit uncomfortable to navigate. Vannes is a fortified city on the gulf of morbihan, with 2000 years of history, and 60% of its fortifications remain. We...

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Jun 24, 2015 - Vannes - Day 31

It is 1600hrs and we have just returned to our hotel room to rest after walking since 1000hrs with only a few breaks. Today's objective was to wander the streets of Vannes to get a feel for this historic walled town which is rated as one of Brittany's most attractive sights. It will feature during this years Tour De France on the 12 Jul. Our first task was to scource the regular coffee and pastries which we found at the Brioche Doree, a chain cafe, just outside the city walls. Sustained, we then set off in beautiful warm and calm conditions...

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Jun 23, 2015 - Vannes - Day 30

We started the day looking at the options of re-visiting Loctudy to see the Manoir de Keraza at 1400hrs or visiting Chateau de Keriolet, on the way to Vannes . In view of the extra 60 kms and the lateness of the day, we agreed to visit the Chateau. After another late and lovely breakfast, we bade farewell to Annie our very helpful hostess and were on our way at 1000hrs arriving at the Chateau at 1030hrs. It was a coincidence that one of only two daily tours was to start at 1030hrs. The tour group of four, had the tour conducted in French...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Vannes - The land of Harry Potter

After a delightful breakfast at the Kyriad Hotel, we are heading for Brest; it’s a major port city and looks modern due to it being demolished to rubble in WWII. We stop because we see a large and very avant garde looking Catholic Cathedral. It’s amazing – it seems since they didn’t have ‘old’ they made it as modernistic and artistic as possible. We don‘t find this bustling city very interesting so we decide to head to Vannes. It is not on our original itinerary but appeals because it shortens our drive tomorrow to Mark‘s niece (Sally) and...

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