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Explore Rennes – there is so much to see!

Want to visit Rennes? Book a room at Hôtel des Lices, near Rennes Tourist Office, the station and the metro. Spend a weekend exploring Rennes, the Capital of Brittany, and see the historic sites and landmarks for which the city is renowned. We will be happy to advise you on places to visit, restaurants or events not to miss in Rennes.

The Tourist Office, located Place Sainte-Anne, 3 minutes from the Hôtel des Lices, also offers guided tours of the city of Rennes.

We can also guide you on excursions slightly further afield. Highlights include Cancale, Lohéac with its famous Rallycross circuit, La Gacilly – the home of Yves Rocher, Bécherel and the ‘Cité du Livre’, Le Val-André, the walled coastal town of Saint-Malo, the Emerald Coast with its unforgettable beaches (30 minutes’ drive), the historic Mont-Saint-Michel, and the enchanting Brocéliande Forest.

The magnificent buildings of the 17th century elegantly overlook the Place des Lices of Rennes.
The Hotel de la Noue or Hôtel de la Louvre and the Hotel Racapée de la Feuillée beautifully mark the power of the nobility of that time.
These hotels have been listed as historical monuments since 22nd of October 1962.

Le Parlement de Bretagne

The Parliament of Brittany


The Parliament of Brittany, established in March 1554, was an important institution under France’s Old Regime. It operated from the palace from 1655. Subsequent to the fire to the building in 1994, the palace was completely renovated and became the Court of Appeal of Rennes.

The Parliament of Brittany,
35000 Rennes
Information and tickets available from the Tourist Office
Tel. 02 99 67 11 11
Website :  www.tourisme-rennes.com

L’Opéra de Rennes

Rennes Opera House


Step into the world of the operatic arts with a visit to Rennes Opera House. Standing in Rennes’ central square, this beautiful building has an original design – its convex form complements the concave shape of the town hall building designed by Jacques V. Gabriel.

Carré Lully
Opéra, place de la Mairie
Tel. +33 (0)2 99 78 48 68
Site internet : www.opera-rennes.fr

Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes

Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes


The Museum of Fine Arts was built to house artworks confiscated during the revolution. Today, it takes an encyclopaedic look at art over a vast period. European painting and sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries are particularly well represented, as well as Roman, Etruscan, Greek and Egyptian antiquities. 

20, quai Emile Zola
Tel. +33 (0)2 23 62 17 45
Site internet : www.mbar.org

Le parc du Thabor

Le parc du Thabor


These 10-hectare gardens with their multitude of tree and plant varieties are a veritable haven of tranquillity, just 10 minutes’ walk from Hôtel des Lices. The bandstand, rose gardens, glasshouses and aviaries create the ideal backdrop for a truly relaxing moment. Enjoy exoticism and romanticism galore.

The Thabor Quarter
Tel. +33 (0)2 99 67 11 11
Site internet : www.tourisme-rennes.com/parcs-jardins-rennes.aspx

Le marché des Lices

Le marché des Lices


Just beneath the hotel, France’s second largest market offers a feast for the senses every Saturday morning.

This local institution brings together producers and artisan food sellers (bakers, cheesemongers, fishmongers, charcutiers, etc.) as well as flower sellers.

With its galettes-saucisse, musicians, Breton dancers and surrounding café terraces, the market is a lively place and a truly enjoyable moment.

Les Halles Martenot

Les Halles Martenot


Designed by the local architect Martenot, these two market halls are just a few strides from the hotel.

In addition to the extensive weekly market called the Marché des Lices, the Halles are the venue for various cultural events and gatherings (conventions, fashion shows, competitions, receptions, etc.).

In 1990, the Halles were listed as historical monuments.

Place des lices

La Place des Lices


One of the most beautiful squares in Rennes where jousting took place in Medieval times.

This attractive and mostly pedestrianised square is home to a renowned weekly market.

It also has many restaurants, crêperies and bars that make it a popular location with visitors and locals alike. It lies adjacent to the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, the Portes Mordelaises (city gates) and the Halles Martenot market halls.

Visitors can explore the many cultural points of interest on foot, in peaceful traffic-free surroundings.


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