Rennes- The city of Cathedrals
Rennes is the capital of the Brittany region in France. Since the Roman times, Rennes is an area full of history and managed to keep many monuments from old times perfectly intact. The town is famous for its cultural dynamism and for its universities. In fact, Rennes has more of 200 000 inhabitants with 60 000 Students. More over of a rich cultural heritage, Rennes has a famous Cathedrals called “Saint Pierre Cathedral” and many churches. You will discover Gothic style of the 12th century.
The town offers a rich heritage of the medieval places like the Saint-Pierre Church. You can discover the “Parlement de Bretagne”, the museum “Les Champs Libres”, “Les beaux Arts” Musuem or “Saint Georges” Palace
To rest enjoying the sun you will fine some parks and old ramparts of the city. Every sunday mornings you can discover the second famous market in France. In fact, 300 producers in Brittany come to sell their products in “Le marché des lices”.
In a futurist building, you will find the best museum of Rennes called “Les Champs Libres” with a part reserve for the Science Spaces and a unique planetarium. If you are a science passioanate you should definitly go there.
A lot of inhabitant are students, night-life is very exciting in Rennes. You will find a lot of bars and particulary in the Saint Michel street that you can go on the same night. It could be a very fascinating experience on a Friday or Saturday night. To finsih the night there are a lot of nightclubs like Mondo Bizzaro with Punk and Rock music and Le Pym with Disco music. This city Hall and associations organized some activities and festivals in the city as “Festival des tombées de la nuit” and “Transmusical”. In July, Rennes is very nice thanks to the “Festival des tombées de la nuit”. Indeed, Spectacle in the street, eating and drinking outside of bars and enjoy many of the restaurants is easy to do in Rennes.
The most popular streets in the Centre are “Orleans” Street and “Le Bastard” Street with many stores everywhere to find everything. Furthermore you will find some commercial centres “Place du Colombier” or “Place Saint Anne”. They are in the centre of the city.
“Place de la Republique” is also intersesting because of the pedestrianised square with the gardens and the many shops. Furthermore, “Marche de Hoche” is an open door market where old books, art and so many things are available.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
The climate in Rennes is classified as a fresh oceanic climate. Usually, there are a cool summers and mild winters. In fact, the proximity with the sea makes on one side a winter a little bit warmer and on the other side the cooler summer.
To discover the city and all the heritages, you can walk. With the metro you need just 3 minutes to go through the centre with 15 station stops. You can also enjoy riding bicycles. There are many bicycle self-service. If you are not into bicycle you can use the bus or the metro.