Things to see and do - Rennes
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Rennes Travel guide
Rennes : Michelin's recommendations
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 r. 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. ..
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..
14 rue Victor Hugo F - 35000 Rennes
Hotel Victor Hugo provides en suite accommodation in the centre of Rennes. It is 200 metres from the Thabor Gardens and free Wi-Fi is available. Each Victor Hugo room has a TV with Canal+, telephone and private bathroom. There are many sites near t..
1, Quai Lamennais F - 35000 Rennes
Located in the city centre of Rennes, the Angelina Hôtel, proposes quiet & comfortable rooms, with different decoration. It is the ideal place for both business and leisure. Each room is equipped with shower, toilet, telephone and satellite televisio..
33 r. 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.
156 r. d'Antrain F - 35000 Rennes
La Coquerie is totally devoted to the French national symbol, the cockerel, which appears on all the walls of this cheeky little restaurant. Superb cuisine in the spirit of French gastronomy.
1 r. du Mar. -Joffre F - 35000 Rennes
A lively and friendly ambience prevails in this bistro in the city centre. Pork dishes, grilled fish, and a menu changing with market availability is served in an idiosyncratic decor (lit-up tree, apple green half-timbering).
4 pl. de Bretagne F - 35000 Rennes
Everybody in Rennes knows Le Quatre B! The concept has proved a real success: it brings together fashionable decor (designer objects, carefully designed lighting etc) and dishes that are both beautifully prepared and thoroughly tasty. The inventivene..
18 pl. 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..
2 r. des Carmes F - 35000 Rennes
Despite its typical bistro façade, this restaurant is decorated in a modern style. The chef sources his ingredients from small, local producers to create a menu featuring seasonal, contemporary cuisine.