Vannes City Walls

Vannes, France

In the third century AD, the city of Vannes, called Darioritum, acquires the right to fortify. Thus, west of the Gallo-Roman city, a castrum was built. During the Middle Ages, the castrum becomes the centre of the city. Extended in the 14th century, it is reinforced in the 15th century. Over the following two centuries, the ramparts are modernised with the construction of the Garenne buttress. Several medieval gates has been survived, like Tour du Connétable and Château de l'Hermine (former castle, transformed into a palace in the 17th century). Today there is a nice view from the park Jardins des Remparts to the walls.

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Rue du Rempart, Vannes, France
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Founded: 14-15th centuries
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Rónán Gallagher (2 years ago)
Very impressive medieval structure in Vannes. The town itself is quite picturesque.
Denise Maddocks (2 years ago)
Lovely place. Enjoyed our visit enormously
Umarani Nalliah (2 years ago)
Beautiful garden to stroll and eat lunch and a glass of wine.
Chris Schultz (2 years ago)
Vannes is an incredibly cute town. The central area is pedestrian only which is fantastic. The hardest thing to do here is not spend all of your money shopping!
Carthage McCarthy (3 years ago)
Vannes is a beautiful town, and the gardens at the ramparts are beautifully maintained, aways worth a stroll.
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