An educational orchard in Vannes

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The Conservatoire du Littoral (coastal conservation organization) is the owner, in the urban district of Vannes, of the Pointe des émigrés nature reserve. This site includes a 2000 m2 plot of land on which several species of fruit tree are planted. In the middle of the last century, in a priest’s garden located about 50 metres to the north, it was possible to observe cordon-pruned pear, plum and apple trees.

As the site’s manager, Vannes town council proposed to the Conservatoire du Littoral that it extended this orchard for educational purposes. In 2004, the orchard was thus enriched with local varieties of eating and cider apples, such as the reinette de Pluvigner, the Estek (meaning “Harvest” in Breton), or the Kogig en Hanû (“summer cock”), as well as nectarine trees, apricot trees, raspberry bushes, medlar trees, quince trees, vines and so on…

It gives young people from Vannes the chance to observe the life cycle of fruit trees and the various stages of fructification. It is also used as an aid to organizing events concerning the discovery of the senses, particularly taste. The orchard is also a place where adults can exchange knowledge. You can watch demonstrations of grafting and pruning techniques and even the pressing of apples to make cider.



Place Maurice Marchais

Tél. : 02 97 01 60 00



Monday to Friday from 8h to 12h15 and from 13h15 to 18h.Saturday morning from 9h to 12h.



7 rue Joseph Le Brix

Tél. : 02 97 01 60 00


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Monday to Friday from 8h15 to 12h15 and from 13h15 to 17h.


Permanence of the state civil service, Saturday 9am to 12pm.Are given priority: the declarations of birth and death as well as passport applications (by appointment).


Saturday morning, home phone from 9h to 12h.