Beautiful flower garden under the Château de L'Hermine in Vannes

The Morbihan Gulf (little sea, in Breton) is dotted with some 60 small islands and the main activities here are sailing and oyster-farming. Due to its location, huddled at the back of the gulf and also fairly central for the whole duchy, the town of Vannes remained the capital of Brittany until the 16th century. From the port, you will enter through the imposing St-Vincent’s Gate or the Old Prison Gate to discover this authentic medieval town built around the 13th century St-Pierre’s cathedral.

Don’t miss to stroll along the town ramparts, overlooking the River Marle and the picturesque old wash house, next to the beautiful gardens of the Chateau de l'Hermine.