The historic and attractive city of Vannes is located in the south of the region of Brittany. It is the capital of the department of Morbihan and said to be one of the best tourist destinations in the whole of the north-east of France. By taking self catering accommodation in Vannes, you will be able to experience life as the locals do. Also, you will have the freedom and flexibility to come and go as you please, plus all of the essential modern conveniences to ensure your holidays in Vannes are as perfect as they should be.
As your holidays in Vannes will be located so close to the sea, this opens the door to a number of water-based activities. These include family-safe swimming, sailing, scuba diving, jet skiing, water skiing and surfing. There are opportunities to enjoy deep-sea fishing excursions from the port in Vannes, plus pleasure boat cruises from the same area. Other activities to consider include walking, jogging, golf, horse riding, tennis and workouts in the local gyms.
You have a number of attractions to visit within the city of Vannes itself and the first of these should be Vannes Cathedral which is said to have taken no less than 600 years to build. The Old Town of Vannes is exceptionally attractive, with many half-timber houses that may date from as far back as the 15th century. The Museum of Fine Arts is another very popular draw for tourists on their holidays in Vannes. Other towns and cities that you may wish to consider visiting in Brittany include Quimper, Quiberon, Lorient and Carnac. Carnac Plage is a very popular seaside resort in this part of the world and is only a very short drive from your cosy self catering accommodation.
Whilst enjoying the surroundings of your self catering apartment in Vannes, you can expect a climate that is a little milder than back in the UK. Southern Brittany has a temperate climate and this means that it is rarely extremely cold, even during mid-winter. The average temperature in January is around 9 degrees Celsius and snow in this part of France is quite uncommon, especially along the coast and in Vannes. The summer will see very pleasant average temperatures of around 22 degrees Celsius.
The airport known as Brest Bretagne (BES) is a couple of hours’ drive away, but will certainly prove to be the most convenient for your holidays in Vannes. This airport welcomes flights through Flybe from Southampton (SOU), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX). Alternatively, Brittany Ferries operates a regular cross-Channel service between Plymouth and Roscoff - taking around 6 hours.