14 Sights in Rennes, France (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Rennes, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Rennes, France.

Sightseeing Tours in Rennes

1. Basilique Saint-Sauveur

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The Basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Rennes is a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic church, dedicated to Our Lady of Miracles and Virtues, located in the heart of the historic city of Rennes in Brittany, France. The church was founded under the name of Saint-Sauveur before the 11th century. Expanded several times and rebuilt in the early 18th century, it was the seat of a parish for nearly three hundred years, until the Second World War, and again from 2002. Following several events described as miraculous in the 14th and 18th centuries, the cult of Mary developed strongly in this church, culminating in its elevation to a basilica in 1916. The building is classical in style and is particularly noteworthy for its furnishings: the baldachin of the high altar, the wrought iron pulpit, the organ, as well as the numerous ex-votos left by the faithful.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Saint-Sauveur (Rennes) (EN)

2. Théâtre national de Bretagne

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The Théâtre national de Bretagne is a cultural institution established in Rennes in 1990 by combining the Centre dramatique de l'Ouest and the Maison de la Culture of Rennes. For some time it was called the "Great Eight" due to the shape of its building. Its mission is centered on creation, dissemination and training at regional, national and international levels. In 2002 it attained the status of European center of dance and theater production. Its director is Arthur Nauzyciel. He also runs the school along with French actor Laurent Poitrenaux. Every year in November the TNB organizes a festival called "Le Festival du TNB" and formerly called "Mettre en scène" (staging).

Wikipedia: Théâtre National de Bretagne (EN), Website

3. Tour Duchesne

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La Tour Duchesne is a 15th century tower located near the Mordelaise gate in Rennes, in the French department of Ille-et-Vilaine in the Brittany region. She takes her name from Jehan du Chesne, a large porter of Rennes and first resident of the tower, who was responsible for the opening and closing of the city gates. Integrated into the artillery hotel, the tower has been registered as historic monuments since March 13, 1944. Sale by the State, it was bought in March 2023 by Rennes Métropole.

Wikipedia: Tour Duchesne (FR)

4. Église Toussaints

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The Church of All Saints or All Saints, formerly the church of the college run by the Jesuits, is a religious building and place of worship in Rennes, in the Baroque counter-Reformation style, located south of the Vilaine, rue du Capitaine-Alfred-Dreyfus. Designed from 1624 to 1651 as the church of the Collège Saint-Thomas, this building became a parish church in 1803, replacing the old church of All Saints, which was 300 metres away.

Wikipedia: Église Toussaints de Rennes (FR)

5. Palais Saint-Georges

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The Saint George Palace is an historic building in the city of Rennes. Formerly an abbey residence, it was built in 1670 to replace a much older abbey building that stood on the same site. The Benedictine Abbey of Saint George was forced to close in 1792 during the French Revolution and the property was seized by the government. Since 1930 the building has been listed as a monument historique of France.

Wikipedia: Saint George Palace (EN)

6. Église Saint-Germain

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Saint-Germain is a parish church in Rennes, France, France. A parish of wealthy mercantile merchants and then parliamentarians, the building is in the flamboyant Gothic style. It was erected for the most part from the fifteenth century to the seventeenth century. It preserves the oldest stained-glass window in Rennes as well as quality organs.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Germain de Rennes (FR), Website

7. Plages de Baud

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The beaches of Baud are a green space in Rennes, located on the edge of Vilaine in the east of the city center, inaugurated in June 2019. This green space, made up of play and relaxation spaces but devoid of swimming zone despite Its name is part of the new Baud-Chardonnet development area.

Wikipedia: Plages de Baud (FR)

8. Opéra de Rennes

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The Opéra de Rennes is an Italian-style opera house located in downtown Rennes, France. It was designed by Charles Millardet and built by Pierre Louise. It was inaugurated in 1836. It is located on Place de la Mairie, forming the main eastern side of the square opposite the town hall.

Wikipedia: Opéra de Rennes (EN), Website

9. Parc Hamelin Oberthür

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Parc Hamelin Oberthür Étienne André / CC BY-SA 2.5

Oberthür Park is a public botanical garden located east of the Rennes center, in the French department of Ille-et-Vilaine in the Brittany region. His name is inherited from the Oberthür family, in particular François-Charles Oberthür who is originally and his wife Marie Hamelin.

Wikipedia: Parc Oberthür (FR)

10. Notre-Dame-en-Saint-Melaine

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Notre-Dame-en-Saint-Melaine is a French abbey church located in Rennes, in the northeastern part of the centre of the medieval city, in the French department of Ille-et-Vilaine in the region of Brittany. It is bordered on its south façade by the western end of the Parc du Thabor.

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame-en-Saint-Melaine (FR)

11. Petit Hôtel de Chalain

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Le Petit Hôtel de Chalain is a mansion located at 13, rue Saint-Georges in Rennes. It dates from the 17th century, built on three floors, it is backed by the Grand Hotel de Chalain dating from the 18th century and current presbytery of the Saint-Germain church.

Wikipedia: Petit Hôtel de Chalain (FR)

12. Hôtel de Courcy

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Hôtel de Courcy is a private mansion located in Rennes, 9 rue Martenot, opposite the La Motte square and near Parc du Thabor. Built in around 1830, it was the property of several families of Rennes before being transferred to the State during the 20th century.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Courcy (EN)

13. Le Jeu de Paume

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The Jeu de Paume is a building west of the Center de Rennes district, at 12, rue Saint-Louis. It is the only remaining building in the former large seminar of the Eudists founded in 1670 and one of the oldest palm game buildings in France.

Wikipedia: Jeu de paume de Rennes (FR)

14. Centre des congrès de Rennes Métropole

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The Jacobin Convent, also known as the former convent of Bonne-Nouvelle, is an ancient religious building and barracks located in the city centre of Rennes. It includes a church, a cloister and conventual buildings.

Wikipedia: Couvent des Jacobins (Rennes) (FR), Website


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