As you leave your gîte in the centre of Rennes, you can admire the wealth of its heritage such as the Town Hall with its two symetric wings, or the sumptuous palace that houses the Parliament of Brittany.
The Marché des Lices market is a must-see, for it is one of th largest markets in France. Make the most of a chambre d'hôte or an apartment with a fireplace, a kitchen and a balcony in the town centre, and do your shooping at the market. Enjoy a picnic in the Parc du Thabor, a botanical garden with a rose garden that is renowned for its 980 rose varieties.
Rennes has a very young population: the Breton capital's 210,000 inhabitants include 60,000 students. You will feel this as soon as you arrive: this is a great place to be and if you're a night owl, this is the town for you. Rennes is a hotbed for rock music. Spend a weekend in Rennes and enjoy the rhythms of its many musical gatherings such as the Trans Musicales.