Besides the obligatory passage through the historic center, it is worth visiting the Parliament of Brittany, construction started on 1618, take a boat trip through the city or go to the 16th century Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes, which is located in the heart of the historic center. Every Saturday morning, about 300 producers gather at Lices Market, the second from France. There you will find the best regional products such as flowers, fruits, vegetables, cheeses and breads, as well as the traditional and delicious crepes and galettes with fresh salsas, Parlementin de Rennes and quality cider. For lovers of French flavors, the Gastronomic Festival of Rennes, which takes place from June to September is a must.
The capital of Brittany is located at the confluence of the rivers Ille and Vilaine, west of Paris. This medieval city is marked by fortifications and traditional houses with exposed wooden beams, such as those of the Place Sainte-Anne, which were built until the 17th century. In the corners, squares and bars, the Breton language, of Celtic origin, can be heard and also read in the street signs. Although its main language is French, the preservation of Breton culture and ancient Celtic traditions is a major local concern. In Rennes you can watch a beautiful Celtic music show, find crafts and typical clothes or discover details of the rich culture of this people on a visit to the Museum of Brittany.
- Apple Reinette
- Chicken Coucou from Rennes
- Parlementin de Rennes
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- Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes
- Museum of Brittany
- La Criée- Center for Contemporary Art
- Parliament of Brittany
- Duchesne Tower
- Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes
- Rennes Opera House
Distance: 344 Km from Paris