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  1. a city in and the capital of Morbihan, in NW France.


  1. a department in W France. 2738 sq. mi. (7090 sq. km). Capital: Vannes.
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Historical Examples

  • She was not born at Nancy, but at Vannes, and she was but seven years old in 1813.

    The Man With The Broken Ear

    Edmond About

  • You would not have run away from Vannes as you did, perhaps?

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • "Across the gulf into which you were about to fall," replied the bishop of Vannes.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • She is about 100 tons, from Vannes, loaded with salt, for Havre.

  • They have chosen their anchorage at the foot of the bay, near the harbor of Vannes.

British Dictionary definitions for vannes


  1. a department of NW France, in S Brittany. Capital: Vannes. Pop: 665 540 (2003 est). Area: 7092 sq km (2766 sq miles)
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