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Vannes Bastille Day Tour
Bastille Day & Les Fetes Historiques

Package Prices

2 nights escorted tour from Jersey and Guernsey
from only £269 per person*

*Price includes return foot ferry to France, fully equipped coach travel, accommodation from the 13th -15th July 2018 and Bontour Tour Manager. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room, single supplement of £59 per person. Please see full terms and conditions for all details.

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th July 2018

2 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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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.


La Renaissance


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 a breathe La Renaissance, the theme of this years 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.


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

  • 2 x nights B&B at the 3* Ibis Styles situated within walking distance to the town centre
  • Return ferry to Jersey and St-Malo
  • Return coach transfers to your hotel in Vannes
  • Bontour Tour Manager throughout
  • Terms and Conditions

    • Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplement of £59 applies
    • A non-refundable deposit of £50 per person is due at time of booking
    • The balance will be due on the 13th June 2018
    • 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 6th June 2018 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
    • A Bontour tour manager will be available throughout your holiday
    • 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 01481 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

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    Ferry Times

    Friday 13th July

  • Guernsey To St. Malo - 13:50 - 16:45
  • Jersey To St. Malo - 09:05 - 11:25
  • Sunday 15th July

  • St-Malo To Guernsey - 18:00 - 20:00 - Via Jersey
  • St-Malo To Jersey - 18:00 - 18:20
  • Full Itinerary

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    Day 1: Channel Islands to France

    Travellers from Jersey will leave on Friday 13th July with Condor ferries to St-Malo at 09.05 for arrival at 11.25 and will have some free time in the walled city before joining the rest of the group in the afternoon. Left luggage will be arranged.

    Travellers from Guernsey will leave at 13:50 direct to St Malo and arrive at 16:45 (French time).

    You will be accompanied by your Bontour Tour Manager and you will be transferred from the ferry terminal in St. Malo to your hotel in Vannes. The luxury coach transfer features reclining seats, air conditioning and toilets. The coach journey will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with arrival at approximately 19.30. You will be staying at the 3* Ibis Styles in Vannes, conveniently located 10 minutes away from the ramparts.

    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: Bastille Day & La Renaissance

    Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before immersing yourself in the festive spirit of the traditional Bastille Day celebrations. The Tour Manager will accompany you from the hotel to the old town where the celebrations take place.


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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, Vannes does this particularly well by holding a 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 street performances, which attract thousands every year, will be yours to enjoy. Be ready for a full day of national celebration and joyous festivities!


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    Day 3: Return travel to Channel Islands

    Enjoy a late breakfast in your hotel before being transferred back to St. Malo. You will depart the hotel in Vannes at 14.30 and the transfer will take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

    Your Tour Manager will assist you at check-in before the return boat to Jersey departs at 18.00. Guernsey passengers will travel onwards from Jersey to Guernsey at 19.00.

    Package Prices

    2 nights escorted tour from Jersey and Guernsey
    from only £269 per person*

    *Price includes return foot ferry to France, fully equipped coach travel, accommodation from the 13th -15th July 2018 and Bontour Tour Manager. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room, single supplement of £59 per person. Please see full terms and conditions for all details.