8 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 8 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.

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2. Église Toussaints

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

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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.

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4. Église Saint-Germain

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Saint-Germain is a parish church in Rennes, located in the new town. The building, the parish of wealthy merchants and merchants, and later of members of Congress, is of ornate Gothic style. It was built between the 15th and 17th centuries. It preserves the oldest stained glass windows and high-quality organs in Rennes.

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5. Notre-Dame-en-Saint-Melaine

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Notre-Dame-en-Saint-Melaine is a French abbey church located in Rennes-as an extension of rue Saint-Melaine, in the northeast part of the center of the medieval city-, in the French department of Ille- And-Vilaine in the Brittany region. It is bordered on its southern facade by the west end of the Thabor park.

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6. Les 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, composed of play and relaxation spaces but devoid of swimming zone despite Its name is part of the new Baud-Chardonnet development zone.

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7. 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.

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8. Opéra de Rennes

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

The Rennes Opera is an Italian room located in the city center of Rennes. It was drawn by Charles Millardet and built by Pierre Louise in the 19th century. It is located at Place de la Mairie, of which it constitutes the essentials on the eastern side against the town hall.

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