Vannes is a city of art and history, with a heritage of monuments, museums, a diverse and ambitious cultural programming, artistic workshops, a conservatory and during the summer: festivals and celebrations.
Discover the ramparts of Vannes and its historic streets.
The Vannes history stretching back thousands of years, since early history. After the war between the Venetes the legions of Caesar. Roman administration made Darioritum (Roman name for the city of Vannes) Venetes of the capital in the late 1st century BC. At the end of the Roman empire, settlers from the current Great Britain and Moorish soldiers are installed to protect the area of Saxon pirates. the city is strengthened and Christianized between the 3rd and 5th century. It hosts the bishopric and Catholic religious orders in 465 at the Council of Vannes.
The city was conquered in 578 by King Waroch II organizes the BRO Waroch, policy space Vannes is the capital. It was attached to Britain in 851.
The central position of Vannes in Brittany south has allowed him to have a predominant role.
The city was partly destroyed during the Norman invasions in the 10th century. She knows many seats until the end of the War of Succession before becoming the favorite residence of the Dukes of Brittany. Theatre of linking the UK to France in 1532, Vannes was an outstanding religious boom in the 16th and 17th centuries.
During the French Revolution, the city torn between the choice dela Nation or chouannerie.
Prefecture of Morbihan, Vannes continues its development.
From the 1870s, the city has new construction and experiencing renewed activity with the arrival of the railway and the installation of regiments.
Since 1945 Valves enjoyed a very good economic and population growth.