© Bruno Mazodier
© Julien Mignot
Festive, trendy, cultivated, modern, historical…Rennes, the Breton ‘capital’ is still as tempting as ever.The Breton capital is a veritable Paris in miniature. Rennes is a great place to enjoy a stroll, have fun and improve your mind – all this with the countryside on your doorstep. This is a university town that knows how to enjoy itself (Thursday evenings on the Rue de Saint-Michel and the December Transmusicales music festival are known far and wide!). Rennes is also a beautiful historic town where you can admire the half-timbered houses in the Place Sainte-Anne, the Place des Lices and the Rue du Chapitre. There are also the two ‘Place Royale’ areas – one where the Parliament is located and the other the site of the Hotel de ville [Town Hall]. Visit the Musée des Beaux arts [Museum of Fine Art], the Criée [Auction], the contemporary arts centre, the Saint-Georges pool, the Odorico mosaics and the Park of Thabor. Take in the exhibitions along the Champs Libres or stroll around the Rennes food, flower and craft market, the Marché des Lices, the second in France. So many things to do!