The charms of a unique destination in the west of France
The city of Rennes is an invitation to travel through an artistic and historic heritage – preserved, restored and enhanced. At the crossroads of cultural influences, Rennes is an ideal location to discover Brittany.
A young and dynamic city
Only an hour away from the beaches of the Channel or the Atlantic, Rennes can be reached from Paris in only two hours by TGV. It is one of the smallest cities in the world to have set a fully automated “métro”.
While the city invests much to preserve its history, its recent achievements, such as the artistic area “Champs Libres” or “l’Alignement du XXIe siècle” testify of the modernity of Rennes.
With 60,000 students who keep the city lively at all time, Rennes is regularly mentioned as one of the best cities to live in. Its location, the quality of its heritage, its vibrant neighborhoods, its cultural diversity and its original festivals make of Rennes a fantastic destination.
A rich heritage
The charm of the medieval streets of Rennes are enhanced by the beauty of its wooden ornaments.
A walk through the pedestrian streets, bustling with shops, will lead you to the former Parliament of Brittany, now known as Court of Appeal.
The circular architecture of the Royal Italian theater embraces the curved of the town hall built by the architect Gabriel.
The Place des Lices hosts every Saturday one of the largest markets in France, neighboring mansions built for parliamentarians.
Around the Square de la Motte stand a swimming pool in the Art Deco style from 1925 and many mansions of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.The tour ends at the parc Tabor, in the heart of city and designed by renowned landscape architect Denis Bühler.
Information: Office de Tourisme de Rennes Métropole. Phone: 33 2 99 67 11 11.
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