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Rennes Travel Guide, France

Rennes Travel Guide: General Information

The city of Rennes is among the most charming locations in western France. After a long episode of rivalry with Nantes, it now holds the crown of being the capital of Brittany. Rennes offers a great vacation destination for tourists with beautiful country side; historical relics, lively nightlife and mouth watering cuisine making Rennes travel a memorable affair.

Rennes Travel Guide: Architectural Heritage

One of the most interesting aspects of Rennes travel is exploring the well preserved architectural heritage of ancient times. The monuments in the town reflect the past of the town that dates back to pre Roman times. The buildings of the 16th century as well as of the medieval era stand high speaking of the glorious history of the town. The most famous building of the 17th century is the Parlement de Bretagne (Parliament of Brittany, Plasenn Breujoù Breizh). Although the building had to be rebuilt due to a fire in 1994, it is still very popular for its fabulous architecture.

The Royal squares in are well preserved to take you back to the ancient times. Exploring the timber framed medieval houses in lined up along the roads of Saint-Michel, Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Georges, du Chapitre, Vasselot etc is a great experience. Champ-Jacquet is one such house that is located in the middle of the town.

Rennes Travel Guide: Infrastructure and Economy

The economy of the town is fairly stable. The major industries backing the economy of Rennes are telecommunications, tourism, logistics, car manufacturing etc. Rennes holds a sound footing in the research arenas of cellular biology, telecommunications as well as computers.

Rennes is connected with a very good network of rail and roads to the rest of the country. The city is served by St. Jacques Airport that connects you to Paris via flights taking off every two hours. The metro line within the city has made moving around the city very easy for the residents as well as the tourists. The buses running in town will connect you to every corner of the city as well as to nearby villages.

Rennes has a good number of educational institutions. There is a huge number of students coming in from various parts of the world for higher education.

Rennes Travel Guide: People and culture

The culture of the city is a blend of Breton and French traditions. Rennes museums, libraries, art galleries and cultural centers are perfect places for you to peep into the age old culture of the town. But with more than 60,000 students from all over the world residing in town, the city has turned its shades. Theatres, cinemas, dance festivals, electronic art and rock concerts have given the city a whole new look. Great avenues of entertainment will keep you busy during your Rennes travel.

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