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 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.
ODORICO AND THE ART OF MOSAIC
EVERY SATURDAY FROM 7:30 AM TO 1:30 PM
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.
Dimanche à Rennes
Surprising art events in the city’s streets on Sundays. Agenda on: www.dar.rennes.fr
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
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
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