Holidays in Rennes
|Flight time||Transfer time
Set by the side of two rivers, Rennes has a long history of development and conquest, leaving a strong cultural heritage to discover, and a wealth of historic architecture and local pride to ensure a rich and unique holiday. Located in the north west of France, the capital of the Brittany region is a beautiful city that melds architectural styles from Gallo Roman all through Medieval and elegant 16th to 18th century influences.
Today Rennes boasts a well-established high-tech industry and a bustling populace. The combination of modern amenities with the traditional architecture and history ensures Rennes is an excellent destination choice for easyJet holidays customers.
Attractions in Rennes
Arguably the most famous building in Rennes is the “Parlement de Bretagne”, the Bittany Parliament building. This 17th century structure was rebuilt after a fire in 1995, but maintains some of the original framework and continues the style of the period,, making it historically accurate, and far more accessible.
However, this isn't the only landmark worth taking note of; the former St. Yves chapel is another must-see and the “Parc Thabor” park, built in the 1860s, contains the beautiful local botanical gardens. All of this is found in the northern half of the city, on one side of the Villaine River which runs through the centre. Heading south takes you into the more contemporary side, though for a real change of pace, jump on the metro known as “le val” which can take you to the “Rennes Atalante” zone for a tour of the science and technology areas. To learn more about the culture of the city, enjoy the Fine Arts Museum located near the Villaine river, or if you prefer modern art, the “Les Halles Centrales”, the old market of 1922, which has now been converted into a contemporary art gallery.
Going out in Rennes
Take advantage of Rennes' location in the beautiful northern France, and discover the excellent selection of top restaurants and eateries. “La Coquerie” and “Les Carmes” offer fantastic local cuisine, but there are also the ever-popular Creperies, and some very well reviewed Lebanese restaurants. The nightlife is vibrant and exciting, mostly concentrated in the famous La Rue de la Soif. While the city is small, the music scene is varied and eclectic. You'll find plenty of student bars and clubs for those who just want to dance all evening, or for those looking for a quiet night, catch an opera show at the Opéra de Rennes, the city's top classical music venue, or see a play at the famous Théâtre National de Bretagne.
Plan your holiday to Rennes today and experience what old-time France was like with all the amenities of a modern city.
With easyJet holidays you can arrange the perfect holiday with a flexible booking system, and save even more by booking your flights and hotels together. Book today and start planning your ideal holiday!