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. ..
6 rue Lanjuinais F - 35000 RENNES
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..
ZAC Atalante Champeaux F - 35 000 RENNES
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5, Rue De Nemours F - 35000 Rennes
Prix Prices from : 55 €
This hotel is located in the heart of Rennes, a few minutes away from the historical centre, shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas. It offers free Wi-Fi access. Each room and suite at the Hotel de Nemours is decorated in different calming colours. I..
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).
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.
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.
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.
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..