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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 £299 per person*

*Price includes return foot ferry to France, fully equipped coach travel, accommodation from the 12th - 15th July 2017 and Bontour Tour Manager. Guernsey departures include additional overnight stay with breakfast in Jersey on Tuesday 11th July. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room, single supplement of £85 applies from Jersey and £125 from Guernsey. Please see full terms and conditions for all details. ibis Styles Hotel

12th July - 15th July 2017

3 nights fully escorted tour

Fêtes Historiques, Belle Époque

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, Belle Epoque

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.


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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 Belle Époque', 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 Belle Époque 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

  • 1 night B&B at the 3* Best Western Royal hotel in Jersey (for clients travelling from Guernsey)
  • 3 x nights B&B at the 3* ibis Styles situated within walking distance to 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 £85 applies from Jersey and £125 from Guernsey
    • A non-refundable deposit of £100 per person is due at time of booking
    • The balance will be due on the 12th June 2017
    • The tour is reliant on minimum numbers to go ahead. If tour cannot go ahead due to not meeting the minimum number commitment you will be notified at the latest by 11th June 2017 and the full amount of your holiday 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
    • A Bontour tour manager will be available throughout your holiday
    • There is no charge for payment by debit card. Credit card transactions will be charged at 2.5% of the amount being paid.

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    Ferry Times

    Tuesday 11th July

  • Guernsey To Jersey - 15:55 - 16:55
  • Wednesday 12th July

  • Jersey To St-Malo - 09:05 - 11:25
  • Saturday 15th July

  • St-Malo To Guernsey - 12:15 - 13:10
  • St-Malo To Jersey - 19:30 - 19:50
  • Full Itinerary

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    Please note, GUERNSEY DEPARTURES will leave on Tuesday 11th July with Condor ferries at 15.55 and have an overnight stay at the 3* Best Western Royal Hotel in Jersey. The Best Western Royal Hotel is one of Jersey’s longest established hotels and is ideally located only minutes’ walk from the pedestrian shopping and dining areas of St. Helier. Dinner and evening will be at your leisure.

    Day 1: Jersey to France

    The boat will ferry you from Jersey Harbour to the port of St. Malo at 9:05 and will arrive at 11:25 (local time). A coach will transfer you 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.


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    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.

    Day 2 & Day 3: Enjoy the Bastille Day celebrations

    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 every day 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 an historical festival every year.


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    The theme of this years festival is La Belle Époque which is described as the period of settled and comfortable life that preceded the First World War. It was a romantic period, characterised by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity and cultural innovation.

    The spectacular parades and street performances, which attract thousands every year, 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.

    Be ready for two days of national celebration and joyous festivities!


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    Day 4: Return travel to the Channel Islands

    Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before being transferred back to St. Malo. Guernsey clients will depart at 12:15.

    Jersey clients will have free time to explore and enjoy 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 19:30.

    Package Prices

    4 days / 3 nights from Jersey:
    only £299 per person*

    5 days / 4 nights from Guernsey:
    only £349 per person*

    *Price includes return foot ferry to France, fully equipped coach travel, accommodation from the 12th - 15th July 2017 and Bontour Tour Manager. Guernsey departures include additional overnight stay with breakfast in Jersey on Tuesday 11th July. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room, single supplement of £85 applies from Jersey and £125 from Guernsey. Please see full terms and conditions for all details.