Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Tronchaye

Golfe du Morbihan

Originally dating to the 10th century, this handsome church is famed for (and named after) a statue of the Virgin Mary discovered by a shepherdess in the hollow trunk of a tree, a story depicted in some stained glass within the house of worship. Note that the pillars within the church are not straight (the church was built on a slope).

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1. Naia Museum

0.07 MILES

This fascinating, fantastical and intriguing museum is a delightful and thought-provoking place, displaying eccentric – and some downright creepy and…

3. Jardins des Remparts

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These beautifully manicured gardens lie just outside the walls of the town and are a gorgeous place to relax and take in some astonishing views.

4. Ramparts

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Vannes' old town is surrounded by imposing ramparts and gates, which are in turn lined by a moat and, on the eastern edge, simply spectacular flower…

5. Cathédrale St-Pierre

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On the eastern side of place St-Pierre looms the 13th-century Gothic Cathédrale St-Pierre, being ambitiously restored in parts at the time of writing…

6. La Cohue – Musée des Beaux-Arts

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Opposite the cathedral, the building called La Cohue has variously been a produce market, a law court and the seat of the Breton parliament. Today it's a…

7. Maison de Vannes et Sa Femme

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8. Musée d'Histoire et d'Archéologie

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