Ti Anna, it’s not only a restaurant, a bar, a place for exhibitions or events. It’s all of this at the same time! An enjoyable place that welcomes locals and visitors all year round to discover, wander, become enthralled, chat, learn, share, discuss, drink, and feast…
The area is divided between showcasing local heritage and a small restaurant to taste local delights.
The 250m² space also houses the new Séné office of ports and anchorages, as well as premises available for local heritage associations, not to mention a rooftop terrace where exhibitions, entertainment and events can be held.
Ti Anna also acts as a support site for the Regional National Park of the Gulf of Morbihan, which can organise events there.
Port-Anna is the last fishing port in the Gulf of Morbihan, a marina, and Vannes’ maritime gateway all at once. It is also a place for walks, both for the locals and the visitors who come here to admire the view of the Gulf. This is why the town council wanted to create a place for people to come and enjoy themselves and a place to showcase local heritage, all while preserving the environment and the port’s landscape, thanks to a discreet wooden building.
The locals and visitors were consulted in the spring / summer of 2019 to come up with a name for the future heritage bar-restaurant. The group project and the elected representatives picked the best suggestions and Ti Anna was the chosen name.
Ti Anna, ‘Anna’s house’ in Breton, combines the name of the group project ‘Maison du Port’, the name Port-Anna and the togetherness of a place, where, at Anna’s house, you feel just like at home!
What is the defining feature of this heritage centre? Locals are involved in developing the heritage centre’s events programme: in fact, the group project that was behind creating this place has now become the Ti Anna Events Committee (Comité d’Animation de Ti Anna), or ‘Catia’ for short!
The heritage events started during the summer of 2020 with workshops, concerts, and story-telling evenings. In 2020-2021, the programme’s central theme will be ‘the wind’. Wind at sea, wind on land, wind in the sails or even wind beneath your wings – find out more about this diverse programme!
The heritage content collected by the local council with the help of the locals has been added to over the years. Today, it’s about making it available to as many people as possible.
Visit our heritage platform, which never stops growing: texts, photos, postcards, videos, audio accounts… Discover the rich heritage of the local area thanks to an interactive map and different themes: maritime heritage, religious heritage, the history of salt, traditional celebrations and festivals, the rural world, etc.
In the long term, heritage content will also be available for free on-site consultation during the restaurant opening hours: books, audio-visual content and a heritage platform on digital tablets.
Homemade cuisine using organic, local, and fresh products!
Customers can expect local and organic vegetables, French meat and fresh fish. Bruschetta, platters with light bites, daily specials, desserts, Sunday brunch… with extended opening hours throughout the day, there is something for all tastes at every hour! The bar offers local beers and ciders, and specialties like the ‘Oyster Cocktail’ to accompany oysters!
The building was designed by the Nomade Architectes firm based in Vannes, to blend into the natural surroundings as best as possible thanks to its wooden cladding, huge windows and rooftop terrace.
Ti Anna’s logo and graphic charter were developed by the team at Piu Communication, based in Saint-Avé. As for the heritage platform, this was designed by the agency Lead Off, based in Vannes.
To bring this project to life, the town council obtained financial support from the French State (€105,000 as part of the ‘Dotation d’Equipement des Territoires Ruraux’), from the Region (€72,610), from the Department (€93,750 as part of the Territorial Solidarity Programme) and from the Gulf of Morbihan Vannes Urban Area (a support fund of €66,741).