Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Rennes, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 4.2 km
Ascend 45 m
Descend 53 m

Experience Rennes in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in RennesIndividual Sights in Rennes

Sight 1: 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

424 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Espace des Sciences

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The Espace des sciences is a centre for scientific, technical and industrial culture (CCSTI), created in 1984.

Wikipedia: Espace des sciences (FR), Website

857 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 3: Église Toussaints

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The Church of All Saints or of All Saints, formerly the church of the Jesuit, is a religious building and Catholic place of worship in Rennes, in the Baroque Counter-Reformation style, located south of the Vilaine, rue du Capitaine-Alfred-Dreyfus. Designed between 1624 and 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)

47 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Musée des Beaux-Arts

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Musée des Beaux-Arts

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes (MBAR) is a French museum of art and archaeology.

Wikipedia: Musée des Beaux-Arts (Rennes) (FR), Website

1857 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 5: 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 French department of Ille-et-Vilaine in the Brittany region. Its name is inherited from the Oberthür family, in particular from François-Charles Oberthür who is at the origin of it and his wife Marie Hamelin.

Wikipedia: Parc Oberthür (FR)

1012 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 6: Plages de Baud

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The Plages de Baud is a green space in Rennes, located on the banks of the Vilaine to the east of the city centre, inaugurated in June 2019. This green space, composed of play and relaxation areas but without a swimming area despite its name, is part of the new Baud-Chardonnet development zone.

Wikipedia: Plages de Baud (FR)


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