Vannes is located around 100 kilometres (62 miles) northwest of Nantes and 450 km (280 miles) west / south west of Paris. Vannes is a market town and often linked to the sea. The city of Vannes is rich of history. The creation of the city refers to the Gallo-Roman era and its political influence in the seventeenth century. Many monuments and sights can be visited (gothic, classic, baroque styles).
Vannes is also located in the Gulf of Morbihan (“Morbihan” = little sea in Breton language), a natural harbour on the coast of the Département of Morbihan in the south of Brittany. Legend says that there are as many islands in the Gulf as there are days of the year (in practice the gulf has about 40, depending on the tide). The Gulf is a unique place where the land and the sea merge in changing landscapes.
Nearby, you can discover the 7000 years old megaliths of Carnac, world famous and one of the most important centres of European prehistory in existence.