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To conclude my road trip in Brittany, I went to Vannes. Vannes is a very beautiful town, located on the Gulf of Morbihan (Bottom left picture). The city of Vannes has been founded during the Roman period after the victory of Julius Caesar against the Veneti, a Gaulish tribe of the Brittany peninsula. During the Middle Ages, Vannes became a bishopric and a walled city. Its port was an important trade place with its strategical location in Brittany. It explains the several sieges that the town endured all along its history. At the end of the XIVth century, Vannes became the capital of the Duchy of Brittany and a castle has been added to the city walls. During the same period, the gothic cathedral of Saint Peter (right picture) has been built. At the end of the XVIIIth century, the current « Château de l’Hermine » and its French gardens (top left picture) have replaced the ruins of the XIVth century castle. At first, it has been a private mansion then an Artillery college. During the XXth century the palace became a law school then an exhibit hall. The town hall (middle left picture) has been built to celebrate the French Republic during the XIXth century. The building has been designed in a Renaissance architecture style. Nowadays, Vannes is the prefecture of Morbihan and an academic city. Its historic centre is an important touristic destination with the timbered houses, the cathedral and the fortification walls - August 2019 #Vannes #GolfeDuMorbihan #Morbihan #Breizh #Brittany #Bretagne #France #Castle #Chateau #Garden #Jardin #FrenchGarden #JardinALaFrancaise #CityHall #Cathedral #City #Port #Boat #Architecture #Medieval #Travel #Trip #RoadTrip #Adventure #Friends #Holiday #Summer #Sun #Clouds #DolceVita