Rennes

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Rennes Cathedral showing heritage elements, a church or cathedral and heritage architecture

Markets, museums, historical buildings and an interactive science center draw travelers to the center of this city in the serene Brittany countryside.

Rennes is the capital of the Brittany region in northwestern France. A large, spacious plaza in its center is surrounded by structures of great historical significance. Visit the many museums of art and history scattered around the city alongside parks, gardens and university buildings. The city hosts several annual music and film festivals.

Locate the Place des Lices in the town center. Due to its accessible and practical location, it is a popular meeting point for locals and travelers. Browse the market in the central square, which leads to Place Rallier-du-Baty. Majestic townhouses surround the plaza.

The Rennes Cathedral, which dates back to the sixth century, has a neoclassical design with two towers full of window displays and elegant decorations. Walk around the interior and gaze up at the elegant arched ceiling and columns on either side of the nave. It is also known as Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Rennes.

Make your way to the 17th-century wonder, the Palais du Parlement de Bretagne, the last building to house Brittany’s old parliament. It now serves as the Courts of Appeal for the city of Rennes. The building’s grand design features a gray lower story, a white second floor and a roof decorated with gold spikes and statues.

Browse the vast archeological collection at the Musée de Bretagne from prehistoric to modern times. Discover the story of Alfred Dreyfus, a former army captain who was wrongly accused of a crime.

The museum shares a building with a grand library and the Espace des Sciences, a center that brings science to life with interactive exhibitions. Take the kids to Merlin’s Laboratory, where they can do their own experiments.

Uncover the fascinating history of Rennes before enjoying the picturesque Brittany countryside.

ibis Rennes Centre Gare Sud
ibis Rennes Centre Gare Sud
3 out of 5
15, Rue de Chatillon, Esplanade Fulgence Bienvenue, Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, 35000
Fully refundable
The price is ¥7,191 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Rennes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (416 reviews)
Very convenient to the Station
"Lovely accommodation"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

ibis Rennes Centre Gare Sud
Le Saint-Antoine Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
Le Saint-Antoine Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
27, avenue Janvier, Rennes, 35000
The price is ¥13,760 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Rennes. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (358 reviews)
"Close to train station and easy to locate from there. Lots of restaurants near by and close enough to the historic sights that we walked everywhere. Lovely linen, bed, bathrobes and slippers. Unfortunately we did not have swim suits to enjoy the spa. Only negative - the bathroom and shower area is ..."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Le Saint-Antoine Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
Odalys City Rennes Lorgeril
Odalys City Rennes Lorgeril
3 out of 5
2, rue Lorgeril, Rennes, 35000
The price is ¥8,256 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Rennes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (290 reviews)
Surprising cosy studio
"Very cosy studio. Quite spacious, shower was great. Surprised there was a whole kitchen with all the stuff just for us, pity that we stayed just one night in Rennes so we couldn't really enjoy all the appliances. Staff was really helpful. Would definitely come back."

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Odalys City Rennes Lorgeril
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Appart'City Rennes Beauregard
Appart'City Rennes Beauregard
1, Rue Aurelie Nemours, Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, 35000
The price is ¥6,604 per night from May 20 to May 21
Stay at this business-friendly residence in Rennes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
3.8/5 Good! (336 reviews)
Framboise
"Very nice and comfortable apartment - nice little kitchen - good comfortable bed - big bathroom with nice shower dining table with chairs et sofa"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Appart'City Rennes Beauregard
Odalys City Rennes Lorgeril
Odalys City Rennes Lorgeril
3 out of 5
2, rue Lorgeril, Rennes, 35000
The price is ¥8,256 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Rennes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (290 reviews)
Surprising cosy studio
"Very cosy studio. Quite spacious, shower was great. Surprised there was a whole kitchen with all the stuff just for us, pity that we stayed just one night in Rennes so we couldn't really enjoy all the appliances. Staff was really helpful. Would definitely come back."

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Odalys City Rennes Lorgeril
Aparthotel Adagio access Rennes Centre
Aparthotel Adagio access Rennes Centre
35 rue d'Antrain, Rennes, 35000
The price is ¥7,216 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Rennes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (511 reviews)
Nice aparthotel very close to the downtown Rennes
"Everything was as expected. The room was clean and well equipped. We had two rooms and in one of them some family members were complaining about the quality of the mattresses. In my room they’ve seemed fine. Maybe a bit too soft, but it might be a matter of individual preference. Couldn’t understand ..."

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

Aparthotel Adagio access Rennes Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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