Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Rennes and its surroundings
This historic town is packed with beautiful buildings, parks, museums and other sites of interest. Visit the Parliament of Brittany, a great example of 17th-century French splendour, complete with a sculpted, wood-panelled ceiling. Stroll around the Thabor Gardens, enjoying the scents and sights of the botanical and rose gardens. Take in the royal squares and the city hall before walking through the Place du Champ Jacquet which has the largest number of half-timbered houses in Brittany.
Enjoy exploring the Fine Arts museum before moving on to the Champs Libres, with the thoroughly modern architecture of Christian de Portzamparc. The building hosts the city library, the museum of Brittany and a Science Centre, complete with a planetarium that is unique in Europe. Every Saturday you can enjoy a vibrant food market at the Place des Lices, where over 300 regional and local producers share their wares. The capital of Brittany boasts plenty of legacies and is well known for its artistic and musical offerings.
Take a look around the Opera House, the Théâtre National de Bretagne, the Orchestre de Bretagne or the National Choreography Centre of Rennes and Brittany. The city is renowned for its music festivals, which take place throughout the year, so no matter when you stay at the Campanile RENNES SUD - Saint Jacques hotel, you’re sure to find some entertainment.