Summer in Vannes : activities, shows and concerts

Recreational activities and entertainement will not be lacking in Vannes this summer. At only 30 kilometers away from Camping de la Plage, the city of Vannes is worth a visit to soak up its medieval atmosphere, but it is also a city of culture with many events and exhibitions all through the summer with many important dates :

 

From 10th to 14th July, the Fêtes historiques offer you parades, street theater, music, the theme being Duchess Anne of Brittany. Like every year, this great event will make you relive the city’s finest hours ; in the afternoon, the streets will be filled with acrobats, minstrels and other dancers in a Renaissance atmosphere ; in the evening, reconstructions will have you discover in ten pannels the life of Anne of Brittany. A Renaissance village will be put up in the rampart gardens. two firework displays, on the 13th and the 14th will conclude the festival.

 

Jazz à Vannes, is every two years on of the greatest jazz festival in western France with this year’s headling : Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, John Scofield, Joachim Kühn and special guest Archie Shepp. Jazz à Vannesfrom 28th July to 2nd August.

 

In a different style, but still around music, the Fêtes d’Arvor celebrate Breton culture every year around the 15th August with also the election of the “Queen of Arvor” (land of the sea in Breton). The festival will take place from the 13th to the 15th August with, at its conclusion, a superb fireworks display in the rampart gardens.

Other events, like artistic exhibitions at the Château de l’Hermine, festivals around the 70th aniversary of the city’s liberation, the old books market and concerts at the band stand will be happening all summer.

 

Vannes, a city to discover during your holidays in Morbihan.

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