Things to see and do - Rennes
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Rennes Travel guide
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With 60 000 students providing plenty of animation, the regional capital of Brittany has an air of dynamism with the emphasis on culture. Rennes has also preserved its narrow and twisting medieval streets. They miraculously survived a huge fire in 1720. Its two royal squares, public buildings and numerous grand residences give the city an elegant solemnity.
Tourist attractions Rennes : Things to see and do
pl. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 35000 Rennes
This is the part of the Old town, which was lucky enough to avoid the great fire of 1720. The old town still has some houses from the 15 and 16C with corbelled floors. You will see such houses on the Ruesaint-Sauveur, the Ruesaint-Guillaume (house ca..
11 rue St-Yves F - 35064 Rennes
The establishment of Brittany's parliament - one of thirteen provincial governments - in Rennes in 1561, elevated the city to the rank of regional capital and attracted the aristocracy to it. A supreme court in control of 2 300 Breton jurisdictions, ..
5 bd de la Duchesse-Anne F - 35000 Rennes
Covering an area of 10ha, this park (monks from the Saint-Mélaine Benedictine abbey named this place Thabor in honour of the mountain in Palestine) includes a French-style garden, a botanical garden, a rose garden, a landscaped garden and an aviary. ..
6 rue Lanjuinais F - 35000 RENNES
Prix Prices from : 59 €
Surrounded by restaurants offering regional specialities, the Hotel Mercure Rennes Place de Bretagne, in the heart of historic Rennes, is close to the business district and within easy reach of the mainline railway station and the underground netwo..
7 Place Des Lices F - 35000 Rennes
This hotel is set in the historic centre of Rennes, just 350 metres from the Rennes Cathedral. It offers air-conditioned guest rooms and guests have free Wi-Fi internet access. A minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels are offered in ea..
1 rue Paul Louis Courier F - 35000 RENNES
Prix Prices from : 75 €
In the centre of Rennes and within walking distance of the station, the 4-star Mercure Rennes Centre Parlement has all your needs covered, whether for a break in the Breton capital or for a business conference. You'll love the charming building, a fo..
19 rue du Maréchal-Joffre F - 35000 Rennes
1 rue du Maréchal-Joffre F - 35000 Rennes
The trendy and canaille bistro that is Léon le Cochon no longer needs any introduction but be aware that the establishment moved 200m away from its old address in 2013! The decor is chicer without being stuffy and the food is always spot on: fish a l..
156 rue d'Antrain F - 35000 Rennes
The chef, who took his place at the stove of this Rennes institution in 2012, gives free rein to his traveller's instinct. The result of which is modern, pared-down dishes with Japanese touches, such as sweet-and-sour flavours and seaweed. The food f..
18 places des Lices F - 35000 Rennes
This restaurant on the Place des Lices occupies a building that dates back to 1659 (formerly known as L'Ouvrée). The decor, which follows the theme of the four seasons, is contemporary in style. It offers bistro-style dishes at lunchtime and more ela..
12 rue de l'Arsenal F - 35000 Rennes
Caroline and Pierre Legrand do wonders at Aozeñ (Breton for 'ingredient'). It is the new darling of Rennes' foodies. Enjoy dishes like a delicate filet of brill with watercress, chicory and beetroot, or delicious squab (from a local producer) with wi..
33 rue Nantaise F - 35000 Rennes
This intimate little restaurant is not far from the Place des Lices. It offers dishes that are carefully prepared using seasonal, market fresh ingredients. Contemporary decor.