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Vannes Bastille Day Tour
Bastille Day & Les Fetes Historiques

Package Prices

3 nights escorted tour from Jersey and Guernsey
from only £319 per person*

*Price includes return foot ferry to France, fully equipped coach travel, accommodation from 12th-15th July 2019 and Bontour Tour Manager. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room, single supplement of £89 per person. Please see full terms and conditions for all details.

Friday 12th – Monday 15th July 2019

3 nights fully escorted tour

Fêtes Historiques, La Renaissance

Bastille Day Festivities

Incredible Firework Displays

Learn the history, witness the beauty, be a part of the excitement and join the festivities!

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the historic city of Vannes, its impressive Ramparts and splendid cathedral
  • Immerse yourself in the festive spirit of the traditional Bastille Day celebrations
  • Relive La Renaissance with this renowned historical festival
  • Be ready for the spectacular parades & street performances which attract thousands every year
  • Be amazed by the incredible firework displays in the beautiful gardens of the Ramparts
  • Included

  • 3 x nights B&B at the 3* Ibis Styles situated within walking distance to the town centre
  • Return ferry to St. Malo
  • Return coach transfers to your hotel in Vannes
  • Bontour Tour Manager throughout
  • Vannes Les Fêtes Historiques, Renaissance

    Every year in July, the town of Vannes takes to the streets to show off its historic past with pride. The Fêtes Historiques plunges you into the heart of a city just brimming with character.

    Every July, for three days, Vannes brings its rich history to life. Take a stroll in the rampart gardens or the streets of the old town where you can live and breathe La Renaissance, the theme of this year’s event! About thirty French and international troops will come to animate the streets of the city. Throughout the festivities, 420 volunteers will parade on a 3 km circuit through the streets and alleys of Vannes dressed in beautiful period costume.

    Ferry Times

    Friday 12th July

  • Guernsey To St. Malo - 10.00 - 14.15
  • Jersey To St. Malo - 11.50 - 14.15
  • Monday 15th July

  • St. Malo To Guernsey - 12.25 - 13.20
  • St. Malo To Jersey - 17.40 - 18.35
  • Full Itinerary

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    Day 1: Jersey or Guernsey to France

    Departing Guernsey at 10.00 or Jersey at 11.50, you will arrive as a group in the port of St. Malo at 14.15 (local time) with your Tour Manager. A comfortable coach will transfer you from the ferry terminal in St. Malo to your hotel in Vannes. The coach transfer features reclining seats and air conditioning. The coach journey will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

    You will be staying at the 3* Ibis Styles, conveniently located a 10 minute walk away from the ramparts and old town.

    Your first evening will be free to enjoy exploring the ancient town of Vannes and familiarising yourself with the well-preserved medieval streets before perhaps enjoying a harbour-side dinner at your leisure.

    Your evening will be free to enjoy, exploring the ancient town of Vannes, wander around the well-preserved medieval streets before perhaps enjoying a harbour-side dinner, at your leisure, as most restaurants and eateries will be open late that evening. After dinner, you will be able to enjoy the incredible fireworks display from the beautiful gardens of the Ramparts.

    Day 2 & Day 3: Bastille Day & La Renaissance

    Start each day with breakfast at the hotel before immersing yourself in the festive spirit of the traditional Bastille Day celebrations. Your Tour Manager will be available in the hotel each morning should you require any help or advice, and will make sure that everyone is familiar with the route from the hotel into the centre of town.


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    The French National Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point in the French Revolution. Celebrations are held throughout the different cities and towns of France, and Vannes does this particularly well by holding a two day historical festival every year.

    The theme of this year‘s festival is La Renaissance which is described as the period making the transition from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era, between the 14th and 17th Centuries. It was also a cultural movement, characterized by humanism. The city will celebrate the stay of Henrietta Maria of England in Vannes in 1644, a Renaissance queen who took refuge in Brittany after fleeing the civil war in England.

    The spectacular parades and enthusiastic street performances attract thousands of visitors every year, and will be yours to enjoy. During both evenings you will be able to enjoy the incredible fireworks display from the beautiful gardens of the Ramparts.


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    In addition to two days of joyous festivities, there is plenty more to enjoy in and around Vannes. You may wish to take a relaxing boat trip around the Gulf of Morbihan, visit the popular Aquarium or spend some time in the ‘Jardins aux Papillons’ where hundreds of brilliantly colourful butterflies fill the air. The Ibis Styles Hotel is situated close to the train station and makes paying a visit to the buzzing city of Rennes for some retail therapy fast and simple.

    Day 4: Return travel to Jersey

    Enjoy an early breakfast in your hotel before being transferred back to St. Malo. You will depart the hotel in Vannes at 08.30 and the transfer will take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. There will be a short comfort break on the way, before arriving at the ferry terminal around 11.00. Those passengers returning to Guernsey will depart St. Malo at 12.25 local time, arriving home at 13.20.

    Passengers for Jersey will have some free time to explore and enjoy the old town of St. Malo. Left luggage will be arranged for you. Your Tour Manager will be waiting for you in the ferry terminal and will assist you at check-in before the return boat to Jersey departs at 17.40.


    This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.

    Terms and Conditions

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    • Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplement of £89 applies
    • A non-refundable deposit of £50 per person is due at time of booking
    • The balance will be due on the 31st May 2019
    • The tour is reliant on minimum numbers to go ahead. If the tour cannot go ahead due to not meeting the minimum number commitment you will be notified at the latest by 27th May 2019 and your deposit will be returned. You will only be contacted if the tour IS NOT going ahead
    • You will need a valid passport to travel
    • We recommend you take out fully comprehensive travel insurance
    • We strongly recommend that you have a valid insurance policy before you travel. C. I. Travel Group are working in partnership with Cherry Godfrey. Please visit Cherry Godfrey to complete the online form or please call 01534 711666, ask for the 'Travel Insurance Department' and quote C. I. Travel Group to get your tailored quote.

    • There is no charge for payment by Credit or Debit card

    Package Prices

    3 nights escorted tour from Jersey and Guernsey
    from only £319 per person*

    *Price includes return foot ferry to France, fully equipped coach travel, accommodation from 12th-15th July 2019 and Bontour Tour Manager. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room, single supplement of £89 per person. Please see full terms and conditions for all details.