Rennes attractions

Top Choice Museum in Rennes

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Extensive collections span the 15th century to the present at the Museum of Fine Arts, plus there is a section devoted to antiquities. The Pont-Aven school is featured, as is a 'curiosity gallery' of antiques and il…
Architecture in Rennes

Piscine Saint-Georges

The amazing building housing these baths makes for an astonishing sight as you walk up Rue Gambetta. Constructed between 1923 and 1926, it was designed by Emmanuel Le Ray in an art nouveau–meets–art deco crossover s…
Cultural Centre in Rennes

Champs Libres

Rennes' futuristic cultural centre is home to the Musée de Bretagne, with displays on Breton history and culture. Under the same roof is Espace des Sciences, an interactive science museum, along with a planetarium, …
Cathedral in Rennes

Cathédrale St-Pierre

Crowning Rennes' old town is the 17th-century cathedral, which has an impressive, if dark, neoclassical interior adorned with a fabulous ceiling.
Museum in Rennes

Musée de Bretagne

The excellent Musée de Bretagne contains exhaustive and in-depth displays on Breton history and culture, through to the modern era.
Historic Building in Rennes

Palais du Parlement de Bretagne

This 17th-century former seat of the rebellious Breton parliament has, in more recent times, been home to the Palais de Justice. In 1994 this building was destroyed by a fire started by demonstrating fishermen. It w…
Museum in Rennes

Espace des Sciences

Highly popular with and chiefly aimed at kids, the Espace des Sciences is a fun interactive science museum arranged over two floors, situated in Rennes' sci-fi cultural centre.