Places We Love in Rennes

Rennes was highly rated for old town by 39 guests from the United States! Rennes Travel Guide

Traditonal and Charming

Located in northwestern France, Rennes is the artistic, historical and cultural capital of the Brittany region. It has various styles of architecture, represented by the classical architecture of landmarks such as Rennes City Hall and Palais de Justice, and the colorful and traditional half-timber homes, restaurants and buildings located in the Rue du Chapitre districts.

The Saint-Anne and Champ-Jacquet square areas have medieval and Renaissance buildings scattered throughout the area, along with several traditional cafés, bars and restaurants serving regional and national French cuisine.The fresh food and produce market, Marché des Lices is run by local producers and is open once a week at Place des Lices.

Rennes is home to the picturesque Jardin du Thabor and several golf courses on the outskirts of the city such as Golf de Cesson-Sévigné and Freslonnière Golf Course.

Other must-see attractions are the Musee des Beaux Arts (Museum of Fine Arts), Musée de Bretagne, which showcases the history of the Brittany region, the Notre-Dame en Saint-Mélaine church, and the Opéra de Rennes. has several hotel options within Rennes and around the Brittany region.