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Situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ille and Vilaine, Rennes is the capital of Brittany and Ille-et-Vilaine department in North-western France. The city is a thriving industrial centre, concentrating on automotive manufacturing, telecommunications and technology. In the last few years, Rennes has been emphasizing on tourism development.

Rennes has a history of more than 2000 years. It was first known as a small Gaelic village called Condate. It was occupied by the Romans before becoming a part of the Duchy of Brittany along with the cities like Nantes and Vannes. It was made the capital of Duchy prior to getting merged into the Kingdom of France. Rennes suffered heavy damage during the World War II.

The itineraries of Rennes are filled with numerous concert halls, museums and exhibition palaces. The city is also home to many historical places to visit including the ruins and ramparts built between the 3rd to 12th centuries

With two universities and many other academic institutions, the city caters to a large student population who constitute more than 1/4th of its inhabitants. The city is home to several professional sports teams including Stade Rennais Football Club, Cesson-Rennes-Metropole handball and Bretagne-Séché Environnement, a professional cycling team.

While you are vacationing at Rennes, do not forget to experience its throbbing nightlife with a number of bustling local bars and cafés. Further, make note in your trip planners to visit the famous Marche  des Lices, a weekly market where the culinary specialties of Brittany are sold every Saturday.

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Facts and Stats for Rennes*

  • Pollution Statistics in Rennes

    Know the pollution level of Rennes before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Rennes: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Rennes for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rennes.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.89 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.56 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36.11 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30.56 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 38.89 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.56 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.22 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Rennes - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 66.58 (High)
    • Climate Index 90.4 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 36.78 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 95.83 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.49 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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