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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Rennes, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 15 sights are available in Rennes, France.

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1. Basilique Saint-Sauveur

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The Basilica Saint-Sauveur in Rennes is a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church, known as Our Lady of Miracles and Virtues, located in the heart of the historic city center of Rennes in France. It 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, culminating in its erection as 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 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)

3. 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)

4. Tour Duchesne

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Ducesnet Tower is a 15th century tower located near Mordelaise Gate in Rennes, Ile-et-Vilaine province, Brittany, France. It got its name from John du Chesne, the Grand Gatekeeper of Rennes and the first resident of Latour, who was responsible for opening and closing the gates. The tower, now part of the Artillery Hotel, has been listed as a historical monument since March 13, 1944.

Wikipedia: Tour Duchesne (FR)

5. Église Toussaints

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Toussains or Toussains Church, formerly Jesuit College Church, is an anti-Reformation Baroque religious building and Catholic place of worship in Rennes, south of La Vilaine, Rue du Capitaine-Alfred-Dreyfus. Built between 1624 and 1651, the building was the church of St. Thomas' College and became a parish church in 1803, replacing the former Toussaint Church 300 meters away.

Wikipedia: Église Toussaints de Rennes (FR)

6. Espace des Sciences

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Espace des Sciences Espace des sciences / marque déposée

Science Space is a Centre for Science, Technology and Industrial Culture (CCSTI), founded on 7 April 1984 as an association in 1901. It is located at Les Champs Libres in Rennes, as well as St Malo and Molex, where an antenna is being built. In 2015, the Science Space in Rennes welcomed 205,000 visitors, making it the largest space in France after Paris's Discovery Palace

Wikipedia: Espace des sciences (FR)

7. Église Saint-Germain

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Saint-Germain is a parish church of Rennes located in the new city. Parish of the rich merchants-merciers then of the parliamentarians, the building is of 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)

8. Notre-Dame-en-Saint-Melaine

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Notre-Dame-en-Saint-Melaine is a French abbey church located in Rennes — in the extension of the rue Saint-Melaine, in the north-eastern part of the center of the medieval city — in the French department of Ille-et-Vilaine in brittany. It is bordered on its southern façade by the western end of the Thabor Park.

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

9. Centre des congrès de Rennes Métropole

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The convent of the Jacobins, also called former convent of Bonne-Nouvelle, is a former religious building and a former barracks, located in the city center of Rennes. It includes a church, a cloister and conventual buildings. In 2018, the building became the congress center of Rennes Métropole.

Wikipedia: Couvent des Jacobins (Rennes) (FR)

10. Les Plages de Baud

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Porter Beach, a green area in Rennes on the banks of the River Vilane, east of the city centre, was completed in June 2019. The green space, which consists of play and relaxation areas but no swimming area, despite its name, is part of the new Porter-Chardonnay development zone.

Wikipedia: Plages de Baud (FR)

11. 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)

12. 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 centre of Rennes in the province of Ile-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France. Its name is inherited from the Oberthür family, especially Fran ç ois-Charles Oberthür and his wife Marie Hamelin.

Wikipedia: Parc Oberthür (FR)

13. Petit Hôtel de Chalain

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Le Petit H ô tel de Chalain is a mansion located at 13 St. George's Street in Rennes. Built in the 17th century on three floors, it adjoins the 18th-century Grand H ô tel de Chalain and is now the Presbyterian Church of the Church of Saint-Germain.

Wikipedia: Petit Hôtel de Chalain (FR)

14. Opéra de Rennes

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Opéra de Rennes Édouard Hue (User:EdouardHue) / CC BY-SA 4.0

Rennes Opera House is an Italian-style theater located in the center of Rennes. It was designed by Charles Miraldai and built by Pierre Louise in the 19th century. It is located in City Hall Square and is the main part of the east side of City Hall.

Wikipedia: Opéra de Rennes (FR)

15. Le Jeu de Paume

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Le Jeu de Paume is a building west of downtown Rennes, located at 12 St. Louis Street. It is the only remaining building of the former Eudists main seminary, built in 1670, and one of the oldest existing Jeu de Paume elevated buildings in France.

Wikipedia: Jeu de paume de Rennes (FR)

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