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Rennes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

Regional capital, two hours from Paris by TGV and easily accessible by plane, less than an hour from the sea and major tourist attractions and legendary Britain, Rennes is the ideal gateway to a tourist destination Preferred Europe and established itself as a must.

Metropolis of art and history, rich with a history of 2000 years the capital of Brittany has much to offer visitors and surprises.

Next to the monumental 18th century, organized around two sumptuous royal squares, neighborhoods with houses half-timbered colorful alleys and picturesque squares provide a striking contrast.

Breton Parliament, City Hall, Palais Saint Georges, big mansions, buildings with arcades, churches and abbeys, splendid public parks thus meet the narrow and winding streets of the old city courtyards and staircases loggia.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.1134750 (N 48° 6’ 49”)
Longitude-1.6757080 (W 1° 40’ 33”)
AltitudeFrom 20m to 74m
Surface area50.39 km²
Population215916 inhabitants
Density4284 inhabitants/km²
Insee code35238
IntercommunalityME de Rennes

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Grégoire5.3 km (13 min)
Chantepie6.2 km (15 min)
Cesson-Sévigné6.4 km (14 min)
Montgermont7 km (11 min)
Vezin-le-Coquet7.7 km (16 min)
Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande8.9 km (19 min)
Thorigné-Fouillard9.1 km (16 min)
Betton9.3 km (16 min)
La Chapelle-des-Fougeretz9.3 km (13 min)
Noyal-Châtillon-sur-Seiche9.8 km (18 min)
Vern-sur-Seiche10.6 km (17 min)
Pacé11 km (15 min)
Le Rheu12.3 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Detailed information

Rennes Trans Musicales Festival
An ideal place to observe and discover the best of the international music sceneFrom 30 november to 4 december 2016
Nightfall Festival
A unique, multi-disciplinary event where the town is the stageJuly 2017


Place Sainte-Anne (© Jose Mouret)
Place Sainte-Anne (© Jose Mouret)
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Place du Champ Jacquet (© Jose Mouret)
Place du Champ Jacquet (© Jose Mouret)
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Town Hall (© Jose Mouret)
Town Hall (© Jose Mouret)
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Inside Parliament - Lobby (© Jose Mouret)
Inside Parliament - Lobby (© Jose Mouret)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Evening Segway Tour of Rennes – 2 hours
Entertainment55 € Rennes
Segway Tour of Rennes – 90 minutes
Entertainment42 € Rennes
Segway Tour of Rennes – 2 hours
Entertainment50 € Rennes
Initiation Pass Airplane Piloting – 1 person
Sports sensations149 € Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (6.1 km)
Discovery Pass Airplane Piloting
Sports sensations99 € Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (6.1 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Greenway (Voie verte)
Cycling itineraryEasy1h15Rougé (40 km)
Butte du Dran loop
HikeEasy3h30Guer (40 km)
Oyon Valley loop
HikeIntermediate4h45Guer (40 km)
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Mont-Saint-Michel (59 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals