A city of Art and History located in Brittany, Vannes has about 52,000 inhabitants and attracts many tourists, thanks to its location in the Gulf of Morbihan, about fifteen kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean, and its old town surrounded by ramparts, converted into a pedestrian zone ideal for strolling. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
Founded by the Romans in 56 BC, Vannes was born on a hill, around which it gradually developed. You will find many places to visit: the ramparts, very well preserved and offering a beautiful panoramic view; the washhouse of the Garenne built in 1817; the cathedral of Saint-Pierre, erected in 1020; the Saint-Vincent gate, pierced in 1624 in order to promote trade between the heart of the city and the port; the port itself, which has become a place dedicated to festivities after having played an important role in maritime trade, and which is bordered by a wooded promenade several kilometres long; the beautiful 17th century buildings; the Place des Lices surrounded by half-timbered houses with their bright colours; a 16th century house where the figures of the householder and his wife, mascots of the city, are carved; the Museum of Fine Arts installed in a former covered market and its beautiful collection of modern art; the Museum of Archaeology housed in the superb Château Gaillard with its high tower on 5 sides.
If you are planning a drive by RV through the region of Britanny, Vannes should be high up on the list so if you want to discover a hidden gem of a town in that area!
Due to its proximity to the Atlantic, similar to that of Rennes, the climate of Vannes and Morbihan in general is of an oceanic type, marked by the continuous presence of humidity and a low temperature amplitude, all year round. The atmosphere is more or less mild depending on the season. Spring and autumn are very pleasant. Whether the conditions are getting closer or further away from the summer characteristics, the heat remains comfortable to give you a pleasant time during your visit!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!