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Summer 2024 in Rennes

L'été 2024 à Rennes

Do you want to spend a few days in the Breton capital but don't know where to visit?

We have listed our top 9 of the best activities to do in Rennes this summer.

  • Nightfalls : an unmissable cultural festival in July with street shows, artistic performances and concerts in various locations around the city including unusual locations such as rooftops or abandoned buildings. The programming is varied and eclectic, including local, national and international artists. Most shows are free, allowing a large audience to be welcomed in a friendly and festive atmosphere.
  • Deckchairs in town : free entertainment, open-air concerts and film screenings in the parks and public spaces of Rennes, perfect for summer evenings with family or friends. The idea is to create relaxation areas with deckchairs, parasols and temporary installations. The programming is varied and is aimed at all audiences, including children. The objective of the festival is to energize the public spaces of Rennes during the summer, by offering quality cultural and leisure activities, while encouraging meetings and sharing between residents.
  • Visit to the Parliament of Brittany : discover the history and architecture of this iconic monument with guided tours of the Great Chamber, formerly used for large assemblies and ceremonies. Its ceilings are decorated with magnificent paintings and carved woodwork. There you can discover the Salle des Pas Perdus, the State Rooms, the paintings, decorations and tapestries as well as the Gardens.
  • The Lices market : meet every Saturday morning to discover one of the largest and oldest markets in France. In the Middle Ages, the market was located just outside the ramparts where chivalry tournaments took place, hence its name “Lices” which designates the palisades surrounding the jousting chambers. Today, you can taste local products and Breton specialties. By booking at the Hôtel des Lices, your balcony will offer you a direct view of this multicolored market.
  • Walks along the Vilaine : walks or bike rides along the developed banks of the Vilaine to enjoy nature and urban landscapes.
  • Thabor Park : this magnificent park offers French-style, English-style gardens and botanical gardens. Each part of the park offers a distinct atmosphere. Many tropical greenhouses can be visited, they house an impressive collection of exotic and tropical plants. For bird lovers, the park has an aviary with a variety of exotic birds. Children's play areas are also available for a family outing.
  • Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts : visit this museum to admire permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of classical and contemporary art.
  • Old Town Tour : explore the cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and lively squares of the historic center of Rennes, particularly Place Sainte-Anne, Place des Lices and the Portes Mordelaises.
  • Concerts and shows at Liberté and Parc Expo : consult the program of concerts and cultural events in these two emblematic places to enjoy the musical and artistic scene.

Contact the Hôtel des Lices directly by telephone or email to reserve your room and come and discover everything that Rennes has to offer!