Top things to do in Rennes

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…
Top Choice French in Rennes

L'Atelier des Gourmets

This very smart bistro garners serious accolades in a city where talent is in no short supply and competition is fierce. The chef has created a choice institution in the heart of Rennes, adeptly blending the best of…
Music in Rennes

Les Transmusicales de Rennes

Rennes hosts one of France's biggest indie music festivals at venues all across the city.
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…
Arts & Crafts in Rennes

Édition Spéciale

This specialist shop has a vibrant array of modern art posters, an amazing collection of Tintin figurines in classic and dynamic postures scattered about, collectable Japanese prints and other colourful, eye-catchin…
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, …
French in Rennes

Le Cours des Lices

Refined, market-fresh dishes are the order of the day at this relaxed but elegant restaurant in the busy eating-and-drinking streets of Rennes. Attentive service keeps coming, from amuse-bouches to delectable desser…
Bar in Rennes

Le Bar'Hic

This inviting bar is a good place for getting a bit of local vibe. It fills up at night, when students and young hipsters stream in for the music events – usually live bands. Earlier in the evening it's much quieter…
Cafe in Rennes

Cafe Albertine

A lovely spot for breakfast, Cafe Albertine is bright as a new pin and a relaxing environment for a pick-me-up coffee or a snack. There are friendly smiles from the waiting staff, while kids' books lie scattered on …
Pub in Rennes

Oan's Pub

Locals habitually turn up with instruments for impromptu Celtic jam sessions at this cosy cave-like, stone-walled pub with Brittany-brewed Coreff beer on tap. It can get pretty full, but there's a terrace out the fr…