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Rennes is an ancient city with roots tracing back to the Armoricans. Wander through the old city and be transported through time visiting the vast number of historic monuments . Book your cheap flights to Rennes with Flybe today. 

Discover Rennes

Discover Rennes

At the junction of the rivers Ille and Vilaine, sits Rennes, as city heavily influenced by the Celts, and later by the Romans and the Bretons, Rennes finally joined the French kingdom in 1491, when Duchess Anne of Brittany married the French king Charles VIII. Architecturally the city belies a noticeable divide as a huge fire devastated the northern area in 1720 and was rebuilt in stone, whilst southern part maintained it's original timber housing. Moving around one of the fastest-growing cities in France is easy, as it's served by 38 different bus routes and a driverless metro system.

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Restaurants and nightlife in Rennes

Restaurants and nightlife in Rennes

There are roughly 400 restaurants and cafes in Rennes making it a foodie heaven for visitors. Don't miss an opportunity to taste the crêpes, each named after a famous George at Le Saint Georges. Dedicated to the specialty of the region, Le Saint Georges serves up sweet and savoury crêpes and sparkling cider to locals and tourists alike. For a gourmet experience, an evening at Le Baron Rouge is sure to impress. The traditional, yet imaginative dishes are superbly executed and supported by an extensive selection of wine from France and beyond. After dinner, head over to the bar-lined street that is Rue Saint Michel and rub shoulders with the fun-loving locals. During the school year, Thursday night is the night to go out, so plan accordingly!

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Shopping in Rennes

Shopping in Rennes

For lovers of French food and produce, Rennes is a shopper's paradise with a different market to explore every day of the week. Saturday mornings in Place de la Republique are full of shoppers at le Marche des Lices, where you can pick up everything for a delicious picnic. For the best pick, try to get there when they open, normally around 7am, but if you're not an early riser, be sure to show up before noon as vendors begins to pack up around lunchtime. For fashion and other non-food related items, Rue d'Orléans and Rue le Bastard in the centre are safe bets, and if all else fails, there is always the upscale shopping mall Galleries Lafayette in Place de la République.

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Events and Attractions in Rennes

Events and Attractions in Rennes

As the centre of Brittany and home to over 60,000 students, Rennes plays host to several festivals during the year. The art festival Les Tombées de la Nuit, held every July, has been attracting visitors since 1980 with its street exhibitions and music. Fans of flora and fauna should head north of the city to experience le Parc du Thabor, a beautiful tree-filled garden containing rare plants and an aviary filled with colourful birds. For an adventure outside of the city, board a bus from the Rennes bus station and head over to Mont Saint Michel, a magical Gothic abbey and village perched on a granite island and one of the most-visited sites in France.

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