Best Things To Do in Rennes, France

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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Must see places in Rennes ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Rennes and point of interests to visit.

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    Parc Du Thabor

    Tags: Garden, Park, Nature

    Address: Place Saint-Melaine, 35000 Rennes, France

    Timings: 07:30 am - 08:30 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

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    Parlement De Bretagne

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Place du Parlement de Bretagne 35000 Rennes France

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 dé...Read more

  3. # 3 of 97 Things To Do in Rennes | Added 539 times in trip plans
    Centre Historique De Rennes

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Market, Heritage Building

    Address: Rue Pont Aux Foulons - Rue Leperdit, 35000 Rennes, France

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

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    Tags: Entertainment

    Address: 13 Rue Pierre le Baud, 35000 Rennes, France

    Timings: 02:00 pm - 11:00 pm Details

    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 o...Read more

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    Cathedrale Saint-pierre De Rennes

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: 2 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 35000 Rennes, France

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

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    Musee Des Beaux-arts

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Address: 20 Quai Emile Zola, 35000 Rennes, France

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 ce...Read more

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    Parc Des Gayeulles

    Tags: Garden, Park, Walking Area, Entertainment

    Address: Parc des Gayeulles 35700 Rennes France

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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, rug...Read more

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    La Roche-aux-fees

    Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: La Roche aux Fées 35150 Essé France

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 sto...Read more

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    Spa Aquatonic

    Tags: Leisure, Spa

    Address: Alphasis Business Center, 35760 Saint-Gregoire, France

    Timings: 08:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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, saun...Read more

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    Ecomusee Du Pays De Rennes

    Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Garden, Educational Site

    Address: Route de Châtillon-sur-Seiche, 35200 Rennes, France

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

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    Esplanade Charles-de-gaulle

    Tags: Leisure, Square, Shopping Center

    Address: Espl. Charles de Gaulle 35000 Rennes France

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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....Read more

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    Musee De Bretagne

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Tourist Center

    Address: Les Champs Libres, 10 Course of the Allies, 35000 Rennes, France

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 09:00 pm Details

    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 objec...Read more

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    Marche Des Lices

    Tags: Outdoors, Market, Street Market, Street Food

    Address: 3 Place du Bas Lices, 35000 Rennes, France

    Timings: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm Details

    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 Saturda...Read more

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    Place De La Mairie

    Tags: Outdoors, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Restaurant

    Address: Place de la Mairie, Rennes

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 s...Read more

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    Jardins Rocambole

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Tourist Center

    Address: La Lande to Pitois, 35150 Corps-Nuds, France

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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,...Read more

Explore the best things to do in Rennes. These are the most preferred tourist activities.

  • Hôtel de Blossac

    6 rue du Chapitre

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Palais Saint-Georges

    2 rue Gambetta

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Place de la Mairie

    place de la Mairie

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Place Rallier du Baty

    11 rue Rallier du Baty

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Mont Saint Michel

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Forêt de Rennes

  • Forêt Domaniale de Liffré

  • Forêt de Chevré

  • Forêt de Haute-Sève

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  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes

    20 quai Emile Zola

  • Les Champs Libres

    10 cours des Alliés

    Museums Landmarks
  • Ecomusée du Pays de Montfort

    2 rue du Chateau

  • Musée de Bretagne

    10 cours des Alliés

  • Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne

    38 rue Saint Melaine

  • Écomusée du Pays de Rennes

    la Bintinais route de Chatillon sur Seiche

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  • Enigmaparc

    Parc Bois Teillay

    Amusement Parks Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Forêt Adrénaline Rennes

    rue du Professeur Maurice Audin

    Amusement Parks Landmarks
  • Laser Game Evolution

    12 rue de la Rigourdière

    Amusement Parks Landmarks Bars
  • Woupi 2

    avenue du Phare du Grand Jardin

    Amusement Parks
  • Foret Adrenaline

    Zac Pluvignon

    Amusement Parks
  • Piknikland

    rue de la Madeleine

    Amusement Parks
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  • La Cité d'Ys

    31 rue Vasselot

    Bars Pizza Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Bar le Tournebride

    138 avenue du Général Leclerc

    Restaurants Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Le Scoop

    1 place des Lices

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Fast Food Bars
  • Combi Bar

    55 rue Legraverend

    Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Restaurants
  • El Teatro

    3 rue Saint-Guillaume

    Bars Night Clubs
  • L'Atelier de l'artiste

    2 rue Saint-Louis

    Fast Food Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
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  • Neurogame

    2 rue de Dinan

    Casinos and Gaming Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Beast Records

    7 rue de la Motte Fablet

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Société Perrigault

    rue Jean Baptiste Guerin, Zac de la Teillais

    Casinos and Gaming
  • PMU City

    8 rue Victor Hugo

    Casinos and Gaming
  • War Game Laser

    8 quai Ecluse

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Omni-Loisirs

    la Lande Caresmel

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Armurerie Coutellerie de Bretagne

    9 place de Bretagne

    Hunting and Fishing
  • The Edge

    10 avenue de Bellevue

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Alré Pêche et Chasse

    8 rue des Petits Champs

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Decathlon

    Village la Forme Rd 29

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Terres et Eaux

    zac de Cap Malo

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Aux Pêcheurs des Vallons

    Zone industrielle Château Gaillard

    Hunting and Fishing
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  • Stade Rennais Athletisme

    13 rue Zacharie Roussin Courtemanch

    Stadiums and Arenas Landmarks
  • Stade de la Route de Lorient

    111 route de Lorient

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Patronage Avenir de Rennes

    45 rue Papu

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Cap Multisports

    Zone Artisanale de la Montgervalaise 1

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Boutique Officielle du Stade Rennais

    111 rue Lorient, Stade

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Roazhon Park

    111 route de Lorient

    Stadiums and Arenas
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  • Bing Bang Circus

    14 rue Guy Ropartz

  • Cirque Métropole

    le Callouet

  • En piste

    36 rue de la Garenne

  • Compagnie Charivari


  • Ecole de Cirque Happy'Circus à Bréal-sous-Montfort


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  • Parlement de Bretagne

    rue Nationale

    Buildings and Structures
  • Gare de Rennes-la Poterie

    276 rue de Châteaugiron

    Buildings and Structures
  • Certifenergie

    3 place du Général Giraud

    Buildings and Structures
  • Château de Montmuran


    Buildings and Structures
  • Volume

    centre Affaire Alphasis Espace Performance, Bat B2 B4

    Buildings and Structures
  • Polenn

    12 rue Jean Marie David

    Buildings and Structures
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