Rennes France

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Rennes is the capital city of Brittany, northwest France. It's known for its medieval half-timbered houses and grand Rennes Cathedral. Parc du Thabor includes a rose garden and aviary. South of the Vilaine river, the Musée des Beaux-arts displays works by Botticelli, Rubens and Picasso. The Champs Libres cultural center houses the Musée de Bretagne (Brittany Museum) and Espace des Sciences, featuring a planetarium.

What Rennes known for?

Known for its traditional half-timbered houses (see photo below), Rennes is the capital of France's Brittany region, as well as the Ille-et-Vilaine department in northwest France. Pleasing on the eye, this historic city dates back more than 2,000 years to the days when it was a small Gallic village named Condate.

What is in Rennes France?

Rennes is the capital of the region of Brittany, as well as the Ille-et-Vilaine department. Rennes's history goes back more than 2,000 years, at a time when it was a small Gallic village named Condate. Together with Vannes and Nantes, it was one of the major cities of the ancient Duchy of Brittany.

Is Rennes worth visiting?

Rennes is not often mentioned on tourist guides but this medium size town is well worth a visit. It has more than 200,000 inhabitants, of whom about 60,000 are students. This gives the town a vibrant nightlife. Some streets, such as the Rue Saint Michel, have only bars on both sides.

Rennes a nice city?

Many say Rennes is a perfect blend of city and small town life. ... Although it retains its small-town charm, Rennes is a cultured, international city according to locals. “Rennes is a lively university and student city that is accustomed to opening the door to foreigners,” said Wyche

What food is Rennes known for?

The specialty in Rennes is the galette-saucisse (hot sausage wrapped in a galette), which you can buy on the street. The best are at the market at Place des Lices Saturday mornings. Bretagne is also known for its cider (surprisingly for France, not wine).

Where in France is Rennes?

Rennes is a city found in Brittany, France. It is located 48.11 latitude and -1.67 longitude and it is situated at elevation 39 meters above sea level. Rennes has a population of 209,375 making it the biggest city in Brittany.

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