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


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


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

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:

Rennes CityPass

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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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