Things to see and do - Rennes
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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
place 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 (Ti Koz h..
11 rue St-Yves F - 35064 Rennes
The establishment of Brittany's parliament - one of 17 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, it als..
5 boulevard 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. ..
19 Rue Marechal Joffre F - 35000 RENNES
Prix Prices from : 150 €
The contemporary, inviting and refined Balthazar Hotel and Spa is set in the heart of Rennes just a short stroll from the Parliament of Brittany. Impressive in scale, this elegant and unique hotel combines aesthetics and authenticity and strives to m..
11 rue Lanjuinais F - 35000 Rennes
Prix Prices from : 47 €
Located in the centre of Rennes, Hôtel Lanjuinais is 210 metres from Place de la République and 350 metres from République Metro Station. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi access and a 24-hour front desk. Serviced by a lift, all the soundproofed rooms..
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..
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..
6 rue du Pré-Botté 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..
28 rue Vasselot F - 35000 Rennes
The short and very appetising menu anticipates the range of fine seasonal dishes. A good impression that is confirmed over the course of the meal. Enjoy refined and meticulous dishes in which the harmonious flavours ring out. The tables are arranged ..
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.
12 r. 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..