Things to do in Rennes

New to Rennes? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Rennes

If you're in Rennes to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Parc du Thabor

⭐️ 4.7 (11406)

Parc des Gayeulles

⭐️ 4.4 (5341)

Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes

⭐️ 4.5 (2127)

Park Hamelin Oberthur

⭐️ 4.5 (1148)

Écomusée du pays de Rennes

⭐️ 4.5 (557)

Portes Mordelaises - Site historique Rennes centre

⭐️ 4.2 (406)

Musée de Bretagne

⭐️ 4.4 (269)

Parc de la Guérinais

⭐️ 4.2 (129)

Hôtel de Blossac

⭐️ 4.6 (21)

Chapelle Saint-Yves

⭐️ 4.3 (17)

The top affordable restaurants in Rennes

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Rennes city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

La Saint-Georges

⭐️ 4.7 (1815)

Price Range: $$

Les Fils à Maman

⭐️ 4.5 (1795)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.8 (1014)

Price Range: $

L'Ambassade de Rennes

⭐️ 4.3 (988)

Price Range: $$

La Chope

⭐️ 4.4 (950)

Price Range: $$

Café Breton

⭐️ 4.6 (694)

Price Range: $$

La Réserve

⭐️ 4.5 (624)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (606)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (600)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (582)

Price Range: $


⭐️ 4.5 (469)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Rennes

These are curated, high quality experiences in Rennes hosted by locals!

Food tour in Rennes

Conduct the family survey in Rennes

Learn to make natural perfume in Rennes

Learn to bake your sourdough bread

Medieval Journey to Châteaugiron

Street Photography Workshop with a Pro Photographer

End your night in some of the best bars in Rennes

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Rennes, curated exclusively for you.

Loco Loca Rennes

⭐️ 4.1 (3102)

Price Range: $$

O'Connell's Irish Pub

⭐️ 4.4 (1714)

Price Range: $$

Penny Lane

⭐️ 4.4 (1685)

Price Range: $$

Fox and Friends Pub

⭐️ 4.6 (1517)

Price Range: $$

Tapped Late Bar

⭐️ 4.3 (1437)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.4 (729)

Price Range: $$

Ty Anna Tavarn

⭐️ 4.3 (697)

Price Range: $

Tiffany's Pub Rennes

⭐️ 4.5 (686)

Price Range: $$

La Cité d'Ys

⭐️ 4.4 (643)

Price Range: $$

La Maison - bar à bières artisanales

⭐️ 4.6 (581)

Sunset Café

⭐️ 4.5 (436)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Rennes

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Rennes you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Rennes

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Rennes.

The Alchemist Escape Game

Rise of the Dead Escape Game

Saint-Malo Private Walking Tour

Private Walking Tour

Five-hour Guided Tour of Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel Private Tour from Rennes

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Rennes?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Le Galopin

⭐️ 4.5 (964)

Price Range: $$$

La Fontaine aux Perles

⭐️ 4.7 (669)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the Old Town of Rennes: Stroll through the cobblestone streets, dine at traditional Breton restaurants and visit the bustling Place de la Mairie to take in the historic atmosphere.
  2. Get Lost in the Parc du Thabor: Visit this beautiful urban park and take in the gorgeous Thomas-Lefebvre-designed gardens, manicured pathways and lush green canopy.
  3. Sample the Local Cuisine: Enjoy traditional Breton dishes such as crêpes, galettes, kouign amann, sausage, cider and seafood specialties. Relax in lively cafés, pastry shops and bistros for some genuine Breton cuisine.

Rennes is a beautiful city with several attractions that can be enjoyed all year round. Summer is the ideal time to visit Rennes when the days are long and temperatures are mild. During this season, there are plenty of activities to enjoy including various festivals, outdoor markets and music events.

Rennes provides plenty of interesting sites and attractions to explore. A typical visit usually should last four days in order to make the most out of it. This time allows you to explore the city center, many of its parks, interesting cathedrals and other historical monuments. Additionally, visitors have the chance to take full advantage of the wide variety of restaurants, cafes and art galleries.

The best ways to move around Rennes, France are by car, by bike, and by public transport. Car transportation includes renting a car, driving through a cab and using Uber ride-sharing services, while cycling is a popular mode of transportation within Rennes, as the city has over 130 km of bike paths. Public transportation in Rennes consists of busses, trams, and a rapid transit system, with tickets and passes available.

Rennes is a great destination for families with children. The main attractions in the city include the Municipal Zoo, with a wide variety of animals, and the beachfront Aquabaule water park, where kids can enjoy thrilling rides and exciting slides. Also, a family-friendly activity to partake in is to take a leisurely boat trip along the Rance River and explore nearby towns and villages.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Rennes. To start off we'd have to mention Tapped Late Bar, Penny Lane, Peacock Rennes. Check out our page on the best bars in Rennes.

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