Weekend Getaway in Rennes

Day 1:

Arrive in Rennes and check into your hotel in the city center, ideally in the Quartier Sainte-Anne or Quartier du Colombier neighborhoods. These areas offer a central location and easy access to the city’s main attractions.
Start your day by exploring the historic center of Rennes. Take a leisurely walk along the Rue Saint-Michel and admire the beautiful half-timbered houses.

Visit the Parlement de Bretagne, a stunning 17th-century courthouse. Marvel at its intricate facade and explore the interior courtyard.
Enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the local creperies, where you can savor savory galettes or sweet crepes, a specialty of the region.

Take a walk through the charming Thabor Gardens, a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. Admire the beautifully manicured gardens, visit the picturesque Orangerie, and enjoy a relaxing stroll.
Dine at a traditional Breton restaurant and try local dishes such as kig ha farz (a meat and vegetable stew) or fresh seafood.

Day 2:

Take a day trip to the picturesque town of Dinan, located about 45 minutes by car from Rennes. Explore its well-preserved medieval streets, visit the Château de Dinan, and walk along the ramparts for panoramic views.
Enjoy a leisurely brunch in one of the charming cafes in Dinan, savoring the relaxed ambiance and delicious local flavors.

Return to Rennes and visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, located in a beautiful 19th-century building. Admire its extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts.
Explore the lively Marché des Lices, one of the largest markets in France. Browse the stalls filled with fresh produce, local specialties, and artisanal crafts.

Head to the Quartier Sainte-Anne and enjoy dinner at one of the trendy restaurants or wine bars in the area. Experience the vibrant atmosphere and taste more delicious Breton cuisine.

Day 3:

Visit the Rennes Cathedral, a magnificent Gothic masterpiece. Explore its interior and climb to the top of the tower for panoramic views of the city.
Discover the Champs Libres, a cultural complex that houses the Rennes Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Brittany. Immerse yourself in art, history, and interactive exhibits.

Take a scenic drive to the nearby Brocéliande Forest, known for its mythical and Arthurian legends. Explore the forest trails, visit the Fountain of Barenton, and discover the enchanting atmosphere.
Alternatively, if you prefer to stay within the city, explore the contemporary architecture of Rennes by taking a self-guided walking tour. Visit landmarks such as Les Champs Libres and the Rennes Métropole administrative building.

Depart from Rennes, taking with you fond memories of your weekend getaway in this vibrant city.

Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance, as well as any travel restrictions or guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Enjoy your trip to Rennes!