Do & See
D0 & SEE
Guided visit to the old town
Go back in time to the heart of the historic center to better understand Vannes 's history, from 2000 years ago through the middle ages till today.
Meeting point : La Cohue — 9, place Saint-Pierre
15 rue Porte Poterne - Les Lavoirs
Tel : 02 97 01 64 00
Full price : 5,70€ - Young (18-25 ans) : 3,60€ - Free for under 18 yo.
You can take advantage of the Vannes's city bike services : VELOCEA which can be found 100 m from the apartment on the other side of the port directly in front of the apartment .
The bikes are orange and purple and easily found.
EXCURSIONS IN THE GOLFE
Island of Arz
You can take the boat from the ferry terminal which is located approximately 1.5 km from the apartment.
There is a free shuttle bus which leaves from the bus stop near where the bikes are hired on the quai Eric Tabarly .
Timetable available here
The crossing to the island from the mainland takes about 20 minutes and affords beautiful views of the Golfe du Morbihan.
Bicycles are available to rent upon your arrival on the island. More info here
It's very nice to spend the day there in which case you can bring a pic nic (from the Daily Gourmand for example ) or have lunch there in a restaurant.
Ile aux Moines
To get there , you will need to drive 20 minutes to Port Blanc (Port Blanc
56870 Baden) to catch the ferry.
A short crossing (5 minutes) and you'll be there. TImetable here
You can rent bicycles once you arrive on the island. The bike hire shop is situated two steps from the ferry terminal on the island.
Boat excursion in the Golfe
The Ferry terminal for most companies ferrying tourists to the various destinations and islands in the Golfe is situated 1.5 km from the apartment.
Several companies offers different types of excursions . Click on the link for more informations
Coastal walk on the savage coast of Quiberon
A beautiful walk along the coastal trails can take you to a seafood lunch at the Le Vivier 's restaurant. (booking 02 97 50 12 60) or you can get in the queue to eat without a reservation. Breathtaking views, fresh local seafoods : a great address!
12 Route du Vivier, 56170 Quiberon
Téléphone :02 97 50 12 60
Better call first to make sure they're open.....
The tidal marshes of Séné
The nature reserve known as the "Marais de Séné" is situated at the end of the Golfe du Morbihan, consists of 530 hectars of divers landscapes.
30 species of mammals, 243 species of birds (of which 76 nests here), 44 species of butterflies, 32 species of dragonflies and 249 species of spiders have been observed in the reserve to date.
A number of varieties of birds use this place during their migration to reproduce.
Téléphone : 02.97.66.92.76 ou Click here for their site
Stand up paddle (SUP)
You can contact Bruno Blancho on 06 80 32 34 93 who can set you up for an introductory experience on the Golfe.
The Golfe du Morbihan is the ideal playground to experience and discover this sport.
You can also call:
06 73 35 50 35 et click here for more info
Brittany is without a doubt the best place in France to seakayak.
The Golfe du Morbihan is a perfect spot for kayaking
Starts from Conleau (2 km from the apartment by bike, car or bus ride) :
Cale de Barrarac'h
06 17 10 06 88 or click here for their site
Sailing boat rentals, small catamarans, dingies rentals. Think of calling to book first as they're very popular rental.
Base nautique de la Pointe du Bill - Moustérian
Téléphone : 02 97 66 53 67click here for more info
Historical wooden boats
This old work horses form part of this region history. Participate and learn the old techniques of navigating the currents and winds of the Golfe du Morbihan with an old saltie as your guide.
This company also offers excursions on high performance sailboats, cruising yachts , departing from the Golfe du Morbihan to the island of Houat , Hoedic and Belle Ile.
24 Chemin de Gravellic Pointe de Pen Er Men
Téléphone : 06 09 85 71 63
Téléphone : 02 97 44 80 91 or click here for more info
The Stonehenge of Carnac
This is the largest gathering of stone megaliths in the world. You can visit the many sites 30 away by car from Vannes