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Stunning

Some incredibly well preserved buildings and still in use, though sadly odd ones are empty. A well... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
B C
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Barcelona, Spain
Cute little square

Place Henri IV is a tiny square plaza (20 by 20 metres) close to the cathedral. It is surrounded by... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Trainbleu
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Brussels
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Historic walking area showcases 16th-century buildings and interesting museums.
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Vannes, France
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Some incredibly well preserved buildings and still in use, though sadly odd ones are empty. A well preserved and vibrant city.

Thank B C
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Place Henri IV is a tiny square plaza (20 by 20 metres) close to the cathedral. It is surrounded by brightly coloured half-timbered houses from the 15th and the 16th century. The ground floors are occupied by shops (a chocolate shop, a jewellery shop, a...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

A lovely place to visit and see how buildings have survived and been added to without changing them. Lots of placed to sit and have admire the place.

1  Thank 379biker
Reviewed April 19, 2018

A beautiful example of the old meeting the new. The architecture and history is beautiful and very interesting. Amazing shops and cafes.

1  Thank jenkoandjo
Reviewed March 10, 2018

The fact that these building are still standing is a testament to their sturdy construction. Some of the buildings are showing their age, and one can image the extensive renovations, maintenance required to keep the building is good shape for the tourists to admire. If...More

2  Thank michael_smith56
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Place Henri IV is easy to access on foot from anywhere in the town centre and is essential viewing if you like historical architecture. You'll often overhear Brits saying "oooh...it's just like York". No it's not. It's French and it's very different.

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed August 24, 2017

It is small but historical. Old fachwerk houses are giving very good picture of medieval look of the city. My wife shot few very nice photos.

1  Thank Rexonaut
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Vannes is a very beautiful town and this is one of the best parts. A very wonderful place. The buildings are so nice just strolling through the town at a leisurely pace is the best thing to do.

2  Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this colorful square lined with architecture hundreds of years old but perfectly curated and coordinated with bright colors. It was a very cool surprise to stumble into this.

1  Thank RosanaT10
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

The old town was tiny, the place had many old buildings but the exterior paint work confused me, they looked like some fake movie setting. Especially in this little square.

Thank rebecca m
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