Also referred to as Saint-Jacques Airport and located just a 25 minute drive from the centre of Rennes, why not arrange to hire a car and unearth the wonders of Brittany?
Things to See and Do in Rennes
The capital of Brittany, Rennes has been a noteworthy city since Roman times. It sits at a crossroads linking Northern France’s major cities and boasts a lively energetic atmosphere. Spend some time here and enjoy the balanced mix between modern pastimes and the medieval settings.
Be sure to stop by the impressive Musee de Bretagne and Espace des Sciences. Here you’ll find a range of displays on Breton history and culture as well as an interactive science museum.
The Palais du Parlement de Bretagne is another must-see sight when visiting Rennes. Originally built in the 17th Century, the former parliament seat has been lovingly restored to all its former glory after suffering severe fire damage in 1994. Book a guided tour through the ornately gilded rooms.
When evening falls, take to the town’s medieval streets. Take your pick of quirky bistro’s and delicious gourmet restaurants. As a university town there is also an endless choice of great cafés and bars to pop in for a drink or two.
Day Trips From Rennes
Travel to the coast and enjoy some time in Saint Malo. Wander through the bustling marina area and soak up the atmosphere. Well-known for its seafood cuisine including mussels and oysters, you will be spoilt for choice.
A trip to Nantes is a must. Packed with museums to enjoy and sights such as l'Ile de Versailles, you can easily spend a day relaxing. Head to Place Royale to watch the comings and goings of this busy square.
Le Mans is only a short distance away from Rennes. The Old Town is filled with character and ancient monuments to locate. Amble around the Arboretum de la Grand Prée and the Jardin des Plantes du Mans for a slower paced day or for some fast paced action, catch a race at the famous race track.