Brittany, France

Vannes: Sites, Parks, Waterfront

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There’s some very nice running in Vannes, a walled town known for its cobbled streets, medieval gates, colorful harbor, and Cathédrale Saint-Pierre. Our route combines some historic sites, parks, and waterside paths out to L’Île de Conleau (island).

L’Île de Conleau. Google Street View

Start at the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre and do a jaunt around the paths of the Ramparts (fort) and the Parc de la Garenne across the street. The next 1.4 km is on the Quai Bernard Moitessier path along La Marle canal. Nice water views, and paths on either side. Continue south past the Calvaire de Kerino, and then on the All. Loïc Caradec along the marina for 2 km, which takes you to L’Île de Conleau, and 1 km of paths out into La Marle. Retrace your steps back.

Essentials
  • 11.4 km (7.1 miles) out and back
  • 66m (216 feet)
  • central Vannes at Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
  • There's a train station north of the historic centre

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Essentials
  • 11.4 km (7.1 miles) out and back
  • 66m (216 feet)
  • central Vannes at Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
  • There's a train station north of the historic centre