Rennes

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Overview

Rennes, the gateway to Brittany

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Getting there You can get to Rennes from Lyon, Marseille and Montpellier. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 02:07 1,653
From Paris Cdg Airport 02:58 1,653
From Avignon 05:33 2,893
From Lyon 04:19 2,066
From Marseille 06:03 2,893
From Montpellier 06:30 3,058
From Lille 03:55 2,066
From Aix En Provence Tgv 06:02 4,215
From Strasbourg 05:30 4,793
From Pontorson 00:47 1,149
From St Lo 02:00 2,289
From Massy 02:06 1,653
From Rosporden 02:00 2,231
From Quimper 02:05 2,397
From Brest 01:58 2,397
From Landerneau 01:54 2,273
From Angers 01:57 2,884
From Quimperle 01:45 2,107
From Coutances 01:38 1,967
From Caen 02:51 3,000
From Tgv Haute Picardie 03:34 5,041
From Valence 04:59 6,364
From Nimes 06:02 6,942
From Champagne-ardenne 03:31 6,364
From Tours 03:05 3,091
From Bayeux 02:34 2,711
From Marne La Vallee 02:44 1,653
From Morlaix 01:34 2,025
From Lison 02:14 2,529
From Hennebont 01:31 2,306
From Laval 00:35 901
From Redon 00:33 926
From Besle 00:36 851
From Lamballe 00:36 983
From Masserac 00:43 917
From Dol 00:30 752
From Caulnes 00:28 760
From Montreuil Sur Ill 00:16 744
From Montfort Sur Meu 00:12 744
From Messac Guipry 00:19 744
From Vitre 00:19 744
From Combourg 00:21 744
From St Brieuc 00:44 1,240
From Saint-malo 00:46 983
From Mont St Michel 01:15 1,050
From Nantes 01:14 2,058
From Le Mans 01:16 1,529
From Plouaret 01:19 1,777
From Lorient 01:30 1,901
From Auray 01:13 1,653
From Chateaubriant 01:09 967
From St Gildas Des Boi 00:53 1,306
From Questembert 00:49 1,463
From Vannes 01:00 1,446
From Guingamp 01:03 1,488
From Avranches 01:04 1,405
From Bruz 00:07 744


Getting around From Rennes, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Bruz 00:13 744
To Montfort Sur Meu 00:19 744
To Combourg 00:29 744
To Vitre 00:35 744
To Messac Guipry 00:38 744
To Caulnes 00:38 760
To Dol 00:43 752
To Besle 00:48 851
To Masserac 00:53 917
To Laval 01:00 901
To Redon 01:02 926
To Lamballe 01:04 1,008
To St Gildas Des Boi 01:05 1,306
To Mont St Michel 01:15 1,050
To Massy 02:25 1,653
To Lorient 02:56 1,826
To Marne La Vallee 03:00 1,653
To Pontorson 03:08 1,149
To Saint-malo 03:16 975
To Chateaubriant 03:16 967
To Auray 03:28 1,554
To Angers 03:29 2,066
To Avranches 03:30 1,405
To Questembert 03:30 1,223
To Vannes 03:35 1,388
To Hennebont 03:36 1,917
To St Brieuc 03:40 1,182
To Morlaix 03:41 1,959
To Paris Cdg Airport 03:48 1,653
To Le Mans 03:48 1,529
To Guingamp 03:51 1,455
To Nantes 04:02 1,587
To Coutances 04:03 1,934
To Plouaret 04:13 1,669
To Quimperle 04:21 2,033
To Brest 04:22 2,388
To Paris 04:26 1,653
To Rosporden 04:37 2,273
To Lison 04:48 2,512
To Quimper 04:51 2,355
To Bayeux 05:03 2,711
To Lille 05:12 2,066
To Caen 05:22 2,620
To Champagne-ardenne 05:36 4,132
To Louvigny 06:23 6,942
To Valence 06:33 6,430
To Tours 06:41 2,298
To Lyon 06:43 4,463
To Strasbourg 07:22 5,041
To Aix En Provence Tgv 07:33 7,603
To Marseille 07:48 3,058
To Nimes 07:52 8,347
To Avignon 08:14 3,058
To Montpellier 08:20 6,777

While you're there

Rennes is the capital of Brittany region in France. The city of Rennes can be reached by the high speed TGV from Paris in 2 short hours. Rennes is the perfect base to visit other towns of Brittany, namely the Mont Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo. The city of Rennes is a dynamic city with over 50,000 students. The city has a rich architectural heritage, convivial restaurants and quality shops. When in Rennes, check street posters to track down a fest-noz – a time-honoured ball where generations meet to dance to traditional music and to drink and snack on authentic French delicacies. Take a night out to enjoy one of these rather than a nightclub and you’ll experience the real Rennes.


In the historic centre, explore the narrow, winding streets. You’ll discover colourful half-timbered houses dating back to the 15th century, the Cathedral Saint-Pierre and the city’s defensive heritage. In Place des Lices, is held the second largest food market in France every Saturday. Other notable landmarksin Rennes are: the two royal squares, the City Hall designed by Gabriel, the architect of Louis XV, the Parliament of Brittany, the Champs Libres Centre designed by Christian de Portzamparc, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Jardin du Thabor considered as one of the most beautiful French gardens, and the Saint-Georges swimming pool with mosaics designed by Odorico.

In Rennes you are most likely to have a taste of local specialities such as galettes and crêpes, pâtés, parlementins (pastries) and cider. If you are an amateur of fine cuisine, don’t miss the Festival Gourmand.

Rennes has plenty of markets to keep your roving eye occupied. Every Saturday the central food market in the Place des Lices near the Medieval Quarter sells huge varieties of French specialties. For good value clothes, games and make-up visit the Galleries Lafayette Mall. Between Place Sainte Anne and Place de la Mairie, there are numerous pedestrian street, ideal to shop.


Office de tourisme de Rennes
11, rue Saint-Yves, 35064 RENNES CEDEX
Tel: +33 (0)2 99 67 11 11

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Rennes can be found.


Rennes railway station(s)

Rennes Train Station

Rennes Train Station

Address: 19, Place de la gare BP 90527 35005 Rennes cedex

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 12:45am
Saturday: 5am to 12:45am
Sunday: 6am to 12:45am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains
Services:
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons, Business lounges & Waiting rooms, Disabled facilities, Currency Exchange, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Customer reviews

  • "Enjoyable trip by train"    
    This was part of my train journey from Munich to Rennes, changing train at Paris. The train journey from Paris to Rennes was quite pleasant but there was hiccup in respect of the train journey from Munich to Paris. Initially I used my 2nd class railpass to buy a train ticket re Munich to Paris but due to a mistake got a ticket for 1st class seat. I went to raileurope office and informed them of the error. Told by staff there that the ticket was invalid, and that I needed to buy another ticket, to return the first ticket and then to request for its refund. I thus bought another ticket, returned the first ticket and asked for its refund. But days later, told by raileurope that the refund was refused. Found this very unjust, unfair and unreasonable to a genuine and honest customer, though this experience did not disturb my journeys in Europe.  
  • " Paris here I come !!!"    
    I am glad that I didn,t have to change at Rennes as there were hundreds of people eager to board the TGV there.My seat was at the end of the car so access to a toilet was easy and not far from the cafe/bar. The TGV,s started precisely at the minute on the timetable and arrived within seconds of the appointed time.I was very impressed. Thankyou Rail Europe. Rowland.  
  • "Rowland,s wanderings."    
    When I arrived at St. Malo I discovered that I was in time to take a TGV direct from St. Malo to Paris.I went to the ticket office and changed my ticket accordingly and was refunded 2 euros !!!! I got a window seat as well.  
  • "The way to travel"    
    We took the train from Paris to Rennes for a quick break out of the main city the train ride was great we went 2nd class but were able to meals and drinks from the dinning cabin and we had very comfortable seat for the trip. Well done.  
  • "Trains in France"    
    As usual train on time and good prices if you book well in advance  
  • "fine"    
    very nice train  
  • "Easy for non-french speakers"    
    The train was stationed when I reached the Quimper station. The screen showed which platform it was on. Once I reached the train they had a sign with the coach directions. This was what I was worried about. They had a station master to assist. The cabin and seats were comfortable and had good air conditioning. The journey was a comfortable one for sure from Quimper to Rennes.  
  • "Wang"    
    Very timely and comfortable to travel via euro rail.  
  • "Delightful trip to Paris"    
    Lovely, clean cushy 1st class seats with power outlets - great views out the windows- great way to travel.  
  • "Birthday Treat"    
    Very enjoyable trip, departed on time and arrived at the estimated time. Very comfortable and clean.  
  • "Comfortable regional train"    
    No issue during trip. Very good facilities as well for a regional train (compared to other EU regional train)  
  • "Very comfy TGV train trip"    
    Overall, good trip with no issue. Very convenient TGV train.  
  • "France trip"    
    The TGV is a nice train. Be aware that if you are using the Eurorail pass, you must have them punch/stamp your pass for each day of use before you get on the train. Find the place in the train terminal to get this done before your train is ready to depart. Also, we had a hard time booking seat reservations for one of the trips. There were plenty of seats but they system indicated there weren't. It took a lot of emails/complaints (long before we headed to France) to get them to figure it out and get our seats reserved. They showed available before I bought the Eurail passes and then immediately were not right after I bought them. Just be careful. The pass is worthless if you can't get a seat on the train you need.  
  • "Excellent coffee!"    
    Excellent coffee and friendly service in the kiosk on the train!  
  • "Ok "    
    Glad we had allocated seats .. had to ask someone to move out of our seat.  
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