rennes

With its traditional timber-frame houses, the Parliament of Brittany, the Parc du Thabor, and contemporary architecture by Jean Nouvel or Christian de Portzamparc, it’s needless to say that Brittany’s capital is a multi-faceted city.

In this destination for food-lovers, chefs revisit traditional Breton ingredients from local markets, like that of Lices, every Saturday morning. This cheerful city is alive with a unique abundance of culture, hosting a different festival every week, exhibitions and alternative cultural spaces – all for you to discover.

walking tour of Rennes
Crédit: Rafael Pérez / Kamaleón

Walking tout of rennes

See the historical centre of Rennes from a new perspective with this guided tour of the city’s history and heritage. Discover the winding streets lined with colourful half-timbered houses and the décor inspired by Roman basilicas as you stroll through the centre of Rennes. 

Mosaique Odorico
Crédit: Thomas Crabot

ODORICO AND THE ART OF MOSAIC

Discover the Italian mosaists from the end of the 19th century, who for about a century, designed mosaics all over the Grand Ouest, and espacially in Rennes : entrance décor, facade, shops’ floor.
Crédit: Marché des lices Bruno MAZODIER
Crédit: Marché des lices Bruno MAZODIER
MARCHÉ DES LICES

EVERY SATURDAY FROM 7:30 AM TO 1:30 PM

Brittany’s biggest market, the Marché des Lices brings together hundreds of farmers, incredible culinary wealth, and an endless array of specialties, including the legendary galette saucisse – a sausage-in-a-galette!
Parlement de Bretagne
Crédit: Thomas Crabot
THE PARLIAMENT OF BRITTANY


Although the Parlement of Brittany building may seem like a solid part of the city’s history that has survived the ages untroubled, in reality it might never have been able to open its doors to visitors today.

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Dimanche à Rennes ​

Surprising art events in the city’s streets on Sundays. Agenda on: www.dar.rennes.fr

Rennes CityPass

Discover your Rennes Citypass programme: all the details of offers and services so you don’t miss anything during your stay. 
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Where to eat

Have a look at our guide to Rennes’ top eateries and find a Michelin-starred or gourmet restaurant, bistro, crêperie or pizzeria to suit you. A selection of foodie highlights in the Breton capital. Bon appétit!

  • Crêperie Saint Georges, 11 rue du Chapitre 35000 Rennes – +33 (0)2 99 38 87 04
  • Origines Bistro-microbrasserie, 2 rue de l’Hôtel-Dieu 35000 RENNES – +33 (0)6 69 01 15 84
  • Le Carré, 34 Place des Lices, 35000 Rennes – +33 (0)2 23 40 21 21

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Have a drink

  • Guinguette Le MeM, Route de Sainte Foix La Piverdière, 35000 Rennes – +33 (0)2 99 30 70 70
  • Le Magic Hall, 17 Rue de la Quintaine, 35000 Rennes – +33(0)2 99 66 21 83

Where to sleep

For your stay in Brittany, find the right accommodation for you in Rennes: budget hotels, high-end establishments, youth hostels, inns, camp sites or tourism residences
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