Rennes, the capital of Brittany, is a dynamic city both culturally and economically. It is a city of art and history and has an important architectural heritage, with over 80 buildings listed as historic monuments. Tourists can marvel at religious buildings such as St. Peter’s Cathedral or the Jacobin Convent. There are also many secular buildings such as the Portes Mordelaises and the fortifications from the Middle Ages or the Gallo-Roman period, which are worth visiting. In addition, Rennes boasts an opera house and many theatres, as well as a Museum of Fine Art which houses a beautiful collection of archaeological objects and paintings from the period between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries.
Thanks to its railway station situated in the city centre and the proximity of the local airport (which is served by many French and European airlines), Rennes is easily accessible by train or by plane. Furthermore, if you want to spend a weekend or a holiday in Rennes, you have a wide choice of good quality hotels or tourist accommodation. It is also possible to stay in a gîte, at a very affordable price. Those who would prefer a homestay visit can book a B & B that is equally affordable.