Just arrived in Brittany? Drop your cases in your affordable hotel room, and head out to explore Rennes. There are so many stories to hear, and things to see in this thousand-year-old city. As you wander the streets, you’ll see the Palais du Commerce, city hall, the opera house, Rennes Cathedral, the Jacobin Convent — where you’ll also find the tourist office — and medieval half-timber houses. On Saturday mornings, head to the market in Place des Lices to sample some of the region’s culinary specialties.
If you’re staying in our hotels in Rennes for a whole week, save some time to check out some of the city’s iconic landmarks. City hall, the opera house and the cathedral are a must-see trio on a trip to Rennes. A stroll through the medieval streets and Places des Lices makes for a charming addition to the route. Lovers of art, history and heritage should head to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Brittany Museum, and the Criée modern art center. The city is also full of gorgeous parks, like the Parc du Thabor, and an ecomuseum not far from your hotel.
Take your family to Rennes for a wild weekend or week-long stay. There are endless activities for you all to enjoy in the city. Visitors young and old will love the Champs Libres with its science center, museum on Brittany, media library, exhibitions and planetarium. Or do you need to let off some steam? The Parc des Gayeulles has an ice rink, pool, a trail through the trees, a mini golf course and more. Younger kids will especially love an outing to the Ecomuseum. After a whirlwind day, head back to your hotel room for a restful night’s sleep…ready to do it all over again.