Rennes is the historic capital of the Brittany region. Located in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine, the metropolis now has 452 000 inhabitants.
It owes its rise to the auto industry and communication technologies. City of art and history, Rennes is also a big university pole with more than 65000 students. Rennes seduces its visitors with its authenticity and dynamism. There is always something going on whether they are music festivals such as Trans Music, sports events such as the green marathon, cultural performances at the TNB, opera or at the Liberté concert hall. In short, there's something for everyone.
But if Rennes is a city constantly in motion, you can stop the time by flanking the rhythm of the Vilaine on its towpaths arranged or even at the rate of blooming the huge variety of flowers and plants of the rose garden from Thabor's garden.
You will appreciate its historic center, its many shops and restaurants. All good deals out of the district are on the Place de la Gare website.
With 213,000 inhabitants, Rennes is one of the largest French urban agglomerations. From the summer of 2017 the high-speed line will put us just 1:25 from Paris. Rennes is ideally located to visit the tourist sites: St Malo, Mont St Michel, the Gulf of Morbihan. Rennes is turned to art and especially music: the festival of Trans Musicale but also shows, concerts... thanks to the eclectic programming of Liberty, TNB, Ubu, opera... But also exhibitions with museums and the cultural center of Les Champs Libres.
Walking around you will appreciate the architecture of the Parlement and its square, the Hall city and the Opera, the cobbled streets and the half-timbered houses. On Saturday morning, go to Place des Lices for the 100% food market in Rennes. The garden of Thabor will make you discover a huge variety of plants and flowers. St-Georges Street is full of restaurants, creperies and typical Breton bars. Place Sainte-Anne, with its famous "Rue de la soif", offers you a wide choice of bars. Guided tours are organized by the Rennes Tourist Office. Do not hesitate to ask us for more information.
Nicknamed the 7th wonder of the world, Mont Saint Michel attracts thousands of international tourists every year.
In less than 1h30 from our hotel, the bus is very easy to get to Rennes bus station every day of the year.
You can visit in one day all the Mont Saint Michel and return to Rennes at the evening by bus.
You will see an extraordinary landscape with its bay and all the fauna and flora that made it up.
Go taste the omelets of la Mère Poulard on Mont Saint Michel, you will not be disappointed.
Only 1 hour from Rennes, Saint-Malo is a city not to be missed. From our hotel you can go by car but also by train very easily.
Bordered by the sea, it offers travelers a breath of fresh air and a change of scenery in Brittany.
You can walk in the corsair city on the famous ramparts with a amazing view of the islands of Cézembre, Petit Bé and Grand Bé.
If you are lucky you ‘ll also be able to walk on the island of Grand Be accessible by foot at low tide, and see the tomb of Chateaubriand, writer of the 19th century. While strolling in the streets of the city, do not hesitate to stop to taste a Breton crepe or a homemade ice cream in Sanchez (famous glacier).
To learn more about the marine fauna and flora of our Brittany, Le Grand aquarium de Saint Malo offers you to discover the seabed in a fun way for young and old.