A two-day break:
Two days should be enough time to a get a decent feel for the city of Rennes. There are four Campanile Hotels available, all within 5km of the city centre: Rennes Centre, Rennes Ouest – Cleunay, Rennes Est – Atalante and Rennes Sud – Chantepie. The city has a very rich religious, industrial, and civil patrimony. For a religious tour, you should plan to stop by the Saint-Pierre de Rennes Cathedral, the Saint-Saveur de Rennes Basilica and the Notre-Dame des Miracles et Vertus. For an industrial look at the city, stop by the numerous marketplaces, such as the Martenot marketplace, which were for the most part constructed during the late 1800s. You will also come across some wonderful 19th-century mills which are no longer in use. Other must-see sites are the recently restored Palais du Parlement de Bretagne, the City Theatre - inaugurated in 1836, or the beautiful Hôtel de Ville. Some time should be used just wandering through the old parts of the city while admiring the old timbered houses.
A week-long stay:
The Rue Saint Michel is a particularly beautiful street in Rennes with its brightly coloured timbered houses. During your longer stay, you should also pay a visit the Portes Mordelaises, one of the last standing parts of the walls that once protected the city during the Middle Ages. The Champs Libres is an oddly-shaped building that holds, in particular, the Musée de Bretagne. If you have time, also pay a visit to the Alignement du XXIe Siècle (21st-century Alignment), which is an enormous sculpture built from granite blocks, located in the new Beauregard quarter. The other Breton cities of Caen and Nantes are close by too to prolong your discovery of the region. If you have time, you can also pay a visit to the Mont Saint-Michel or the quaint Saint-Malo.
A family holiday:
The city boasts 811 hectares of green space, of which half are entirely public. Your family will also enjoy Rennes' particular attachment to its rivers.