Five things to do in Rennes

Rennes, the capital of Brittany, is a city of contrasts, where 2,000 years of history lie comfortably with a modern, youthful vibe. In a nutshell:

3rd June, 2006

Rennes, the capital of Brittany, is a city of contrasts, where 2,000 years of history lie comfortably with a modern, youthful vibe. Much, though not all, of its early architecture was destroyed in 1720, when a drunken carpenter spilled a chandelier which started a six-day fire that rampaged through the city’s wooden buildings. In a nutshell:

Hence, many of the centre’s buildings date back to the 18th century. Today Rennes is known as a busy,...

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