A fabulous city in France, there are plenty of things one can do in Rennes. To begin with, you should visit the lush green Parc Du Thabor which is spread across 10 hectares. One of the best gardens in the country, you can have a memorable picnic over here with your loved ones. Another point of interest is the Parlement De Bretagne, the court of justice in the city. It offers guided tours of its fabulous interiors. Top tourist attractions in Rennes that you should definitely explore while visiting the city are the Centre Historique De Rennes, the magnificent Cathedrale Saint-pierre De Rennes, the Musee Des Beaux-arts which is one of the most important fine arts museums in France, the Ecomusee Du Pays De Rennes, the Musee De Bretagne, Place De La Mairie, the Espace Des Sciences and the historical monument of Chapelle Saint-yves which houses the tourist office of Rennes Metropole and a permanent exhibit of the city’s art and history.
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Garden, Park, Family And Kids, Nature
Place Saint-Melaine, 35000 Rennes, France
07:30 am - 08:30 pm
This is one of the best garden parks you’ll ever see. Built into Rennes’ highest hill, it’s not very large – only about ten hectares – but even so, it has a great wealth of plants. The park gets its name from Mt. Tabor in Israel, the place where Christians believe Jesus was transfigured. Exotic trees, fountains, circul...
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Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Place du Parlement de Bretagne 35000 Rennes France
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
This was the court of Justice during France’s old regime. Today, you’ll only find the last building of the parliament still standing; it houses the court of justice. The interior décor is very royal, Parisian, and 17th century. The gilded wood panelling is superb. Then Grand Chamber, with its French style ceilings, is exquisite. It’s a beautiful, beautiful palace.
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Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Market, Heritage Building
Rue Pont Aux Foulons - Rue Leperdit, 35000 Rennes, France
12:01 am - 12:00 am
In 1720, a fire raged through Rennes and burnt most of the old city down. There are still some of the really old buildings around though. You’ll find random groups of half-timbered houses around Place Ste-Anne. On Saturday mornings you can visit Place des Lices for one of the region’s biggest weekly markets (did you know they once held ...
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Entertainment, Family And Kids
13 Rue Pierre le Baud, 35000 Rennes, France
02:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Escaping dungeons remains a past time lost to history (or confined to video games). But you can experience just a bit of the same thrill in this terrific puzzle room challenge. Don’t be afraid of cramped or dark spaces. The handling crew is great. Just make sure you go with friends – it’s better.
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Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
2 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 35000 Rennes, France
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
This lovely neo-classical 19th century Roman Catholic Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Rennes. It’s not the first building on the site – the first cathedral here was built in the 6th century. From the outside, it looks sombre and granite. It’s when you step in though, that the sheer sumptuous decorations blow you mind &n...
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Art Museum, Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition
20 Quai Emile Zola, 35000 Rennes, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Outside of Paris, this is one of France’s most important fine arts museums. It has a brilliant collection of prints, paintings and drawings. The paintings are mostly between the 14th and 20th centuries, with a truly rich 17th century collection. Most of the paintings are from the French and Italian Schools. There is also a small antiquity collection – Egyptian, Greek and Roman.
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Garden, Park, Walking Area, Entertainment, Leisure, Family And Kids, Nature
Parc des Gayeulles 35700 Rennes France
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Rennes’ largest park is mostly forested fields and five lakes. It is a pleasant enough outdoorsy place – fitness trails, tree climbing equipment, sports courts (tennis, squash, soccer, rugby), pedal boats, a skating rink, a swimming area, campgrounds, and two gardens, and even a farm with animals. Outside the farm, you’ll find squ...
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Outdoors, Geological Formation, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site
La Roche aux Fées 35150 Essé France
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Rennes may not have the same megalithic richness that central and western Brittany are renowned for, but this Dolmen holds it own reputation. It is basically a 20 metre long passage of purple-hued stone. The stone was mined from Theil-de-Bretagne, only a few miles away, 5000 years ago! They’re call the Rock of the Fairies, because it’s ...
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Leisure, Spa, Family And Kids
Alphasis Business Center, 35760 Saint-Gregoire, France
08:30 am - 09:00 pm
There’s three parts to this – the Aquatonic, the Spa and the Fitness. The centre is arranged in the form of various logical and natural ‘course’ packages. Water exercises, sauna, steam room, hammam, massage, aromatherapy, gymming… there’s nothing they don’t try and provide. The staff is wonderful. A day he...
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Museum, Outdoors, Garden, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Route de Châtillon-sur-Seiche, 35200 Rennes, France
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
This farm is one of the oldest in Brittany–it was founded about seven centuries ago! Its museum, traces the development of Rennes, especially it’s rural surroundings, from the 12th century to the present through areas such as science, tech, nutrition and agriculture. The museum has gardens, orchards, an apiary and fields of traditional ...
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Leisure, Square, Shopping Center, Family And Kids
Espl. Charles de Gaulle 35000 Rennes France
Not quite as glamorous as its namesake in Montpellier, this large square is nevertheless popular with the locals and an excellent place to people watch. Concerts and flashmobs are regular occurrences. You can catch popular sporting events here – they’re projected on giant screens. A number of cool looking buildings surround the place, a...
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Museum, History Museum, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Les Champs Libres, 10 Course of the Allies, 35000 Rennes, France
12:00 pm - 09:00 pm
This history and ethnography museum was begun in 1794, when confiscations and spoils from the Revolution were moved from place to place, in search for a permanent home. Today, it’s 200,000 objects and about 400,000 negatives and prints make up an incredibly rich collection. The permanent exhibit spans from the prehistoric age to WWII. The pre...
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Outdoors, Market, Street Market, Family And Kids, Street Food
3 Place du Bas Lices, 35000 Rennes, France
08:00 am - 02:00 pm
1483, that was the first time this market was held. It has changed forms many times since then, and its current form was established in 1965. Farmers, florists and artisans all descend here on Saturday mornings to sell their stuff – it’s easily the most exciting time of the week in Rennes. Meats, cheese, baked goods, confections, fish &...
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Outdoors, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Restaurant, Tourist Center, Square, Family And ...
Place de la Mairie, Rennes
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The mayor of Rennes refers to both – the city hall building and the elected officials who work there. It’s enough to see the building from the outside. What you’ll really love here square, which is a popular gathering place, and surrounded by beautiful buildings like the City Hall and the Opera. There are cafes and shops a-plenty ...
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Outdoors, Garden, Park, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature, Gr...
La Lande to Pitois, 35150 Corps-Nuds, France
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
About 20km south east of Rennes, this small but highly unusual ecological park mixes science and botany. It’s mostly for kids. There’s a herb garden, solar greenhouse dome, water circuits, an aromatic garden, a picnic area, giant board games and so on. There is a recycling exhibit; frescoed paths; old abandoned machines; and flowering g...