Rennes
Rennes

Rennes

Embrace your inner Breton with a trip to enticing Rennes!

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RENNES-BRETAGNE

From 26/08/2019 to 25/10/2019

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5 good reasons to go

A medieval city to explore on foot
A medieval city to explore on foot
Rennes's secrets emerge as you explore its many nooks and crannies. Take to its narrow cobbled streets to see the city's major sites: The Palais du Commerce, the town hall, the Champs Libres, the Parlement, the Portes Mordelaises gates, the Saint Pierre cathedral, the Saint Georges palace and its pool, and its many squares. There's loads to see here!
Introducing Breton art
Introducing Breton art
Curious to find out more about Rennes's art and history? The fine art, Brittany and Criée museums are all packed full of fascinating information, as is the contemporary art centre. The Musée des Transmissions is just the ticket for military history fans, while science and nature lovers will enjoy the Espace des Sciences and the eco-museum with its animals.
Party town
Party town
Rennes is incredibly lively thanks to its many bars. In the summer, you can't move for the terraces that pop up, and you'll be spoilt for choice between the Place des Lices and Place Sainte-Anne squares. Come winter, cosy up in one of the pubs tucked away down the narrow streets or near the Parlement.
Championing music and film
Championing music and film
Vibrant Rennes hosts an array of events throughout the year. If you get the chance, try Mythos, the Trans Musicales, Tombées de la Nuit, the Travelling festival, Rock’n Solex, the Quartiers d’été, the short film festival, or countless others.
Rennes, the gateway to Brittany
Rennes, the gateway to Brittany
Explore Brittany with a flight to Rennes. Brittany's capital is ideally located for day trips out to the towns of Fougères, Vitré, Vannes and Saint-Malo. For a sprinkle of fairy dust, head to Brocéliande Forest, home to Arthurian legend. A day trip to Mont-Saint-Michel is an absolute must!

To see / do

Culture and history

Rennes cathedral

Rennes cathedral

The Saint Pierre cathedral towers over the Rue de la Monnaie. Built in the 16th century and practically rebuilt in the 19th century, this is a stunning example of classical architecture, with marble, gilding, columns and paintings decorating the inside of the nave and choir. Two streets away lies the more understated Saint Salvator basilica.

On the Place de la Mairie

On the Place de la Mairie

The town centre is home to a breath-taking square: the Place de la Mairie. The square's two main buildings are the clock tower and opera house that flank the town hall, highly originally because of their shape: if you were to stick these 18th-century buildings together, they would slot perfectly into one another, like two jigsaw pieces.

An ode to science, art and history

The Champs Libres cultural centre is astonishingly modern in style. A library, science hub, planetarium, conference rooms and exhibition halls combine to make this a landmark venue on the Rennes scene and skyline. The Champs Libres is also home to the Musée de Bretagne.

Outings

A trip to the market

A trip to the market

The Place des Lices square is home to two brick and cast iron market halls. These Martenot pavilions are given over to the Saturday morning market. This is France's second biggest market, drawing in hundreds of farmers and craftsmen. Pick up salted butter caramel, kouign amman, cured meat, cheeses, and more for a tasty morning out.

Grab a drink at the Mail François Mitterrand

The Mail François Mitterand was renovated and is now one of the city's most buzzing neighbourhoods. Its bars and restaurants attract locals in their droves come the weekend, and when summer arrives, the avenue is transformed into a huge playing field for games of palets bretons.

Gastronomy

Galette-saucisse: snacking like a Breton

Galette-saucisse: snacking like a Breton

"Galette-saucisse, je t’aime": that's how the chant sung by Rennes football supporters starts. Sausage galette (a Breton crepe made with buckwheat flour) is the city's iconic dish. Preferably made with buttermilk and stuffed with a nice thick sausage, you'll find them everywhere you look here, and the delicacy is perfect for eating on the go during events.

Parlementin, Rennes' queen of desserts

Parlementin is a little cake loved by locals of all ages. Made from apple, cider and almonds, the cake was first invented in 1999 by the city's pastry chefs who wanted to create a 100% Rennes-inspired dessert. And it proved to be a hit, with the cake now made and sold in several cake shops around town.

Practical information

Flight duration

1h

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Currency

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Distance

373 km

Average temperature

Spring

15°C (max 22°C)

Summer

19°C (max 25°C)

Autumn

11°C (max 18°C)

Winter

7°C (max 13°C)

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