Rennes in 10 Days- Summer Festivals, Places to Visit and 11 Delicious Desserts to try !
SITES VISITED IN RENNES
1.Park Du Thabur
This is probably the best park you will find in central Brittany! It is remarkably designed, imaginatively planted and well maintained. We visited this magnificent park thrice ! A short walk away from the bustling city you can find this many faceted sanctuary- acres of manicured lawn, cafe, art gallery, ponds, intelligently designed play-structure for kids and a beautiful flower garden. Overall it is themed as English Garden, French Garden and Botanical Garden
Top– Beautiful manicured park; Bottom Left- Garden Pond and behind that is the Art Gallery; Bottom Right– Relaxing by the pond
Sources say this park belonged to the Abbey Saint-Melaine until the French Revolution. When it first opened opened to the public only men were allowed entry.
The vast lawns with shady trees are perfect for a relaxed afternoon picnic ..
…..as you keep walking, past the lawn, is a children’s play structure that is sure to keep them entertained for the rest of the evening !
Right behind the play structure is a beautiful Rose and flower garden …
Stroll along this garden and indulge in Nature……. that is at its best 🙂
There are also a few man-made ponds and little waterfalls …don’t miss out on the curious ducks that waddle by!
……and there is a giant bird cage with a pigeon house on top,that you wont miss !!
I did my homework before traveling to Rennes on sites and desserts and this was one of the top recommended spots- TRUE!!, it lives by its name 🙂
Entry– Free, Rue de Paris
Address– Place Saint-Mélaine, 35000, Rennes, France
Tip– Don’t forget your walking shoes, the park is humongous, you can easily spend 4-5 hours here ! Lovely place to celebrate an informal birthday or anniversary. Park closes by 8.30pm.
2. Jarding du Palais Saint-George (Palace of Saint-George)
In the center of Rennes, just off the main road and easy to find is this magnificent historic building that was built in 1670 that is currently used to house council offices and part of it is a Against this stunning backdrop is beautifully maintained gardens where you can sit and indulge in nature. Another heaven in the center of the town !! This was formerly an Abbey residence built in 1670 which was forced to close in 1792 during the French Revolution.
Address– Rue Kleber, 35000, Rennes, France
Travel Tips– It is located just off the main road and easily accessible. Not ideal for strollers. Check out the Fire Station behind this place. Nice spot to kill some time !
3. Basilique Saint-Sauveur de Rennes
Another beautiful and well maintained church to visit in the historic downtown Rennes ! the name is translated as “Our Lady of Miracles and Virtues”. It was built in the early 18th century.
Stunning glass painting and medieval architecture that will take you back in time! It welcomes people of all faith and religious beliefs…. stop by enjoy a symphony in the evening, it is sure to take you to a different level of experience.
Church interior. Left– Glass painting ; Right– Statue of Mother Mary.
Address– 35000 Rennes, France
Travel Tip– It can be a little tricky to find this place… once you get to the town center ask the locals for directions.