Whether you want to stay for a short weekend-break or longer, there is plenty to see and do in Vannes. This walled town in the Brittany region of northwest France is over-brimming with historical significance, winding well preserved medieval streets, and enough tourist attractions to keep even the most excitable children busy. So, planning your itinerary seems easy enough, but the question is, where to stay?
Port and Marina
Vannes has one of Europe’s most beautiful active ports which is just a stone throw from the centre and is close to the aquarium and the butterfly sanctuary. The marina was recently renovated but it hasn’t lost any of its historical charm with a long walkway stretching alongside and a backdrop of traditional townhouses and cafes throughout the stretch. Here you really get a feel of the old town mixing with the new developments. A word of warning, more redevelopment plans are scheduled in the near future so be sure to check before you travel.
Just 100 meters (328 feet) from the Marina, this apartment offers a clean and convenient place to rest. Its fantastic location means that it is one of the best selling accommodations, and it can often be booked months in advance. So if you want to snap up this bargain you have to get in there quickly! This apartment sleeps up to 4 people and there is a two night minimum stay.
Appartement sur le Port de Vannes
Address: 7 Rue Carnot, 56000 Vannes, France (see map)
Price: from 155 USD
This apartment sleeps four people and is 100 meters (328 ft) from the port. Close to the restaurants and bars this accommodation gets booked up quickly. The large open plan living spaces are bright and the wooden floor gives the apartment a modern edge. The view is directly onto the port-side so you can wake up with the sun and watch the people and boats pass by.
Vue Directe Port
Address: 35 Rue Ferdinand le Dressay, 56000 Vannes, France (see map)
Price: from 96 USD
Stay in the heart of the port with this beautiful yacht. This heritage jewel has sailed for 50 years to discover the gulf and the neighboring islands and now it could be your turn!
Price: from 178 USD
Number of Guests: 2
A short walk up from the northern side of the port passes you through the medieval gates into the town of Vannes. You are now entering the heart of what makes this one of the prettiest towns in Brittany. Feel free to get lost amongst the half timbered archaic 15th to 17th-century buildings that edge the windy cobbled walkways.
Situated in the historical centre, these two pretty rooms are in an old building in the area of Saint Patern. There is one double bedroom and a communal space with a double sofa bed. It is a quiet location with a selection of small bars and restaurants nearby. This is the quieter side of Vannes and is perfect for families or couples.
Sylvie's Two Rooms in Saint Patern
Price: from 37 USD
Number of Guests: 4
A large available studio on the 3rd floor of a XVIII century mansion, offering bright rooms and a quiet location in the historic center of Vannes. This location is perfect for visiting the markets on Wednesday and Saturdays and is easy walking distance to all other amenities.
Veronique's Grand studio
Price: from 44 USD
Number of Guests: 2
La Villa Garenne is in an old house with soft neutral furnishings for a calming stay in Vannes. Each bedroom has an en suite and a free continental breakfast is available. The attention to detail is what makes this hotel extremely popular, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
La Villa Garenne
Address: 3 Rue Monseigneur Tréhiou, 56000 Vannes, France (see map)
Price: from 95 USD
It may not be a sweeping natural beach lined with palm trees but it still has its own charms. This peninsula is small enough to walk around completely in 10 minutes, but add in the time to eat fresh oysters and it becomes a nice day out. To get to central Vannes is only a ten minute bus ride.
The only hotel on Conleau offers beautiful beaches and views. Situated just a 2 minute walk from the beach this hotel also has onsite a restaurant and bar just incase you don’t fancy the 5 minute drive to the centre of Vannes.
Best Western Le Roof Vannes Bord de Mer
Address: 10 Allée Des Frères Cadoret, 56000 Vannes, France (see map)
Price: from 189 USD
Located on the wonderful Conleau Beach, and for a good price this studio is perfect for a holiday. It features space for two guests, a large garden equipped with a BBQ (perfect for those long summer nights) and is close to the bus stop to Vannes, which takes 10 minutes. An ideal spot!
Nice Studio by the beach
Price: from 46 USD
Number of Guests: 2
If you want to be in the main hustle and busy of street life in Vannes, then the central areas would be best for you. There are a plethora of restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment options on your doorstep.
This central apartment was renovated to a very high standard in 2014 and is the ideal location for central activities. With one double bed it is well suited to couples spending a few days in Vannes. This top floor flat has excellent views over Vannes so during the day you can watch the hustle and bustle below.
Arnaud's Central Apartment
Price: from 63 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Un Arbre is a popular accommodation choice in Vannes, with its softly furnished look it has a calming effect after a long busy day sightseeing. Particularly popular with couples who rated it 10/10 stars, you won’t be disappointed.
Un Arbre à Vannes
Address: 6 Rue des Orfèvres, 56000 Vannes, France (see map)
Price: from 87 USD
Wherever you decide to stay in Vannes, we know that you’ll have a great time relaxing in the bars, eating fantastic fresh food and enjoying the beautiful sights that Vannes has to offer. It is a very popular tourist destination, so be sure to book your accommodation well in advance of your trip. There are so many different sides of Vannes to be explored, be sure to pack some comfortable walking shoes!
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