Rennes
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Rennes

By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

Our Editorial team's advice

This Breton city, established in the 1st century BC, is located at the confluence of the Ille and Vilaine rivers. Lively, with a heavy student presence, Rennes is a pleasant city to visit.
It boasts a Medieval air with its half-timbered houses, Mordelaises gates, and a drawbridge around what is left of the old fortifications, as well as the Duchesne Tower and its 15th century rampart. In 1720, a fire destroyed three quarters of Rennes, leading to a reorganisation of the city. This reconstruction was entrusted to engineer Isaac Robelin. A touch of modernity can be seen in the areas surrounding the squares home to the City Hall and Parliament.
In terms of culture, the Champs Libre< /i> holds the Museum of Brittany and the 'Espace des Science' and its planetarium.
Valued for its promenades and gardens (Thabor, Oberthür, Tanneurs, and Beauregard), Rennes offers relaxation and simplicity.

To see

The half-timbered houses of Rue Saint-Michel, Lices market, Saint-Georges Palace... there is no lack of attractions here.

To do

Take a stroll in old Rennes, visit the Parliament of Brittany, or even discover Rennes by boat!

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To think about

A city pass is available and provides access to the main monuments, as well as preferential rates for some shows. It is valid for 48 hours.

To avoid

To really appreciate the city's charm, we recommend making the most of the public transport.

To try

Being a Breton city, you will of course find savoury crepes, as well as some made from wheat. You will also be able to taste the local specialities, like the sausage galette (a savoury crepe with sausage) and parlementin de Rennes (a pastry made in Rennes).

To bring back

Breton-style souvenirs and treats.

Weather Rennes

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Rennes . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Rennes so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Rennes , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Overall rating 33/100
  • Temperature indicators 10% Very cold

    Maximum temperature not to exceed 16°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.

  • Bad weather indicators 50% Showers

    Showers - averaging between 2.5mm and 3.5mm per day.

  • Sunbathing indicators 36% Cloudy

    Overcast 60% to 80% cloud cover.

  • Wind indicators 58% Breeze

    Moderate to strong winds (between 12mph and 18mph).

  • Humidity indicators 58% Uncomfortable

    Considerable discomfort from high levels of air humidity. Air feels damp.