Top Attractions in Rennes
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- A large park with formal and wooded areas. Don't miss the chickens. There is a bandstand with regular performances during the summer. The vegetable garden and floral beds are lovely. Lots of statues dotted around the park.Written August 26, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Walking around the historical center was fun. The old houses with the weird angle are unique. Stopping to eat a crepe whether savory or sweet is a mustWritten September 11, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- fresh French produce, including crêpes, galettes, bread, fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, meats, and international groceries sold directly by their producers. the best thing to do on a saturday morning :)Written January 20, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A classic French style Parliament edifice dominates the same name square in the very center of Brittany capital. The edifice much reminds on the Paris' Senate headquarters in Luxembourg Palace which is understandable as it was designed by the same architect.
We couldn't enter the bldg, but enjoyed sitting on a square in front with similar architecture all around it.Written December 25, 2021
- he “Saint-Pierre cathedral” in Rennes is a “Roman catholic cathedral”, located in the heart of the city of Rennes.It is the seat of the archdiocese of Rennes, Dol and Saint-Malo. Built in a Classical style, it is one of the nine historic cathedrals of Brittany. Classified as a historical monument since October 1961.
The present location of the cathedral was already been used as a seat of a bishopric and this since the 6th century. It is likely that it was built in place of an older sanctuary. The old building was completely replaced by a Gothic church in the 12th century.Written November 23, 2019
- This museum is not the biggest in the world but has a lot of varied and interesting objects and art . I enjoyed and would recommend. All of the information re the art was in French . I enjoyed my visit . Le Mummy chat.Written October 27, 2020
- During our 3 days in Rennes we went to the Brittany Museum in Rennes two afternoons on the trot, as we didn’t see as much as we wanted the first time. (Purely because we were a bit knackered.) Les Champs Libres is a truly stunning creation and it seems to be extremely well-used, by people of different ages, including students with their noses to the grind-stone. If you like museums, architecture and/or a good cafe with interesting home-made comestibles don’t miss this.Written May 11, 2019
- After traveling around european cities, it was refreshing to walk around the beautiful French countryside at Ecomusee Du Pays de Rennes. Our Taxi driver gave us a strange look at why we would want to be dropped off here, but us four girls wanted to see this museum and its gorgeous Froment Du Leon cows. We were not disappointed. Do take a picnic and plenty of water. We walked along paths and admired the well kept grounds, gardens and livestock. The staff were amazing!!! Very kind and welcoming. Unfortunately we don't speak any French but that didn't stop Jean-Paul from giving us an excellent tour, letting us hold a baby lamb, and arranging for us to meet Thierry, a herd owner of the beautiful cows. We had a wonderful time with Thierry and thank Him Immensely for his hospitality, kindness, and letting us see his herd.
Pretty much all the museum descriptions are in French but they also have nice pictures and displays to look at. Well worth your time if your in Rennes. A wonderful Museum, we loved it. Thank You so much!!!!Written May 24, 2018
- Between two meetings I came to walk in this pretty parks, very large and lush vegetation, very pleasant to walk, the air was healthy and few tourists in SeptemberWritten October 28, 2020
- This museum is in 3 parts: History of Bretagne, History of Rennes, and the Alfred Dreyfus affair. Apparently, Dreyfus was from Rennes, though the terrible things that happened to him transpired in Paris. I applaud the museum for featuring this period of French history, something I did not expect. The museum is laid out in a walking pattern so you can see everything in a hurry or as a stroll.Written July 22, 2019
- Consider the “Place de la Mairie” as a very nice place in the heart of the city, the Place de la Mairie is also one of the major gathering places and cultural events of Rennes. The place is surrounded by the majestic Opéra de Rennes, the Hôtel de Ville, and the carousselette square are populated, on sunny days you arfe able to enjoy the nice terraces and even chairs when the summer is hot enough. Its beautiful carousel Musical banquet during Mardi Gras, Operation lounge chairs in the city, photography exhibitions, animations during the Telethon, concerts in summer or week of the Fraîch 'attitude, the animations are not lacking on this paved place in the heart of the city . You could sayu a place to be in summer.Written October 24, 2019
- We were a little disappointed in the museum as we were hoping for something for older kids and adults. It is definitely a museum for young kids. The show at the Planetarium was good though.Written August 7, 2015
- When you need more nature in your life and you're in Rennes, do stop at this beautiful garden. It has a little of everything, from formal to rolling lawns to one of the most impressive waterfalls I've seen yet. There are several aviaries to enjoy, too. Go early, if possible, when there are only the joggers and other jet-lagged tourists for the quiet and beauty. If you're a birder, bring your binoculars, as there are many species there well accustomed to people.Written October 5, 2019
- A short walk from our hotel, the flower beds were lovely and such a peasant quiet place to sit either in the sun or the shade.Written June 25, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions about Rennes
- The best day trips from Rennes according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Day Trip to Mont Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo from Rennes with driver-guide
- Day Trip to Mont Saint-Michel from Paris by train and local driver
- Day Trip with a local driver Mont Saint-Michel from Saint-Malo - 6 h
- Day Trip with a local driver Mont Saint-Michel & Cancale from Saint-Malo - 7 h
- Day Trip with a local driver Dinan & Cancale from Saint-Malo - 7 hours
Rennes Attractions Information
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