Rennes, the gateway to Brittany
|From Paris Cdg Airport||02:58||$32|
|From Aix En Provence Tgv||06:02||$82|
|From St Lo||02:00||$44|
|From Tgv Haute Picardie||03:34||$98|
|From Marne La Vallee||02:44||$32|
|From Montreuil Sur Ill||00:16||$15|
|From Montfort Sur Meu||00:12||$15|
|From Messac Guipry||00:19||$15|
|From St Brieuc||00:44||$24|
|From Mont St Michel||01:15||$19|
|From Le Mans||01:16||$29|
|From St Gildas Des Boi||00:53||$24|
Getting around From Rennes, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Montfort Sur Meu||00:19||$15|
|To Messac Guipry||00:38||$15|
|To St Gildas Des Boi||01:05||$24|
|To Mont St Michel||01:15||$19|
|To Marne La Vallee||03:00||$32|
|To St Brieuc||03:40||$23|
|To Paris Cdg Airport||03:48||$32|
|To Le Mans||03:48||$29|
|To Aix En Provence Tgv||07:33||$148|
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.
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
Address: 19, Place de la gare BP 90527 35005 Rennes cedexOpening 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
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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- "Fast and reliable" Winkie n. 30/01/2014
It was comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed the scenery that you would not enjoy on the train. It was also on time. We could not have asked for more. I will travel by train in and around France.
- "Train from Rennes to CDG " Barbara m. 13/12/2013
I booked in advance and managed to obtain return first class tickets at a good price. The journeys were fast, smooth, warm, quiet and comfortable. I look forward to many more train journeys in the future.
- "Paris to Rennes" Pauline l. 01/11/2013
A very comfortable and efficient journey both going to Rennes and returning to Paris.
- "first class seats are better " . 29/10/2013
First class seats are better.. opt for that ! Online system is easy to use,pay, collect n off u go..
- "Paris to Renne Trip" . 27/10/2013
I rate our train trip from Paris to Rennes excellent! The experience was wonderful, the seats comfortable and the breakfast very good.
- "TGV" Deon b. 12/10/2013
This an excellent fast
- "An enjoyable trip" Erica a. 08/10/2013
I enjoyed my trip on the TGV from Montparnasse to St Malo because I was able to relax, read my book and eat lunch, so there was no stress involved. The only thing I did have a bit of difficulty with was the ticket printer at the railway station in Montparnasse. I followed all the steps but the machine only printed my return ticket, not the ticket I needed that day! Luckily, however, the ticketing clerk in the office was able to find my booking and print my ticket for me, so all turned out well.
- "booking N problems" Tatiana t. 07/10/2013
Main problem was that with the booking reference Number of your email I couldn't print any of the SNCF
- "Travelling in France" Elfride k. 01/10/2013
This was my first time travelling by train in France. At first it was a bit confusing for me, but that was due to the language barrier. I quickly got the hang of how the system works. It is very convenient and we travelled first class which is exactly as I expected it to be. Using the TGV was a great experience and I will recommend this mode of transport to all travellers. Elfride Kotze
- "Paris - Rennes " Sulaiman a. 27/09/2013
I enjoyed my travel trip to Rennes via TGV. But there was a 20 min. late when we want to take the train back to PAris. I hope it will be more punctuality next time.
- "Comfortable" Yu Hsien c. 26/09/2013
Soon and comfortable.
- "TGV Paris - Rennes" Cooper Standard Polska c. 26/09/2013
- "No train on Sunday " Thomas k. 11/09/2013
I could not take a train that would get me to the airport on time for a flight back to the USA. I was flying on a Sunday so I understand that it may be a low travel day.
- "Wonderful experitnce" Pin-hsun c. 05/09/2013
We went to Marseille from Paris by TGV train. We enjoyed the experience on the train.
- "As my expectation" Shao-an l. 30/08/2013
Comfortable, fast, and convenient. If the price is cheaper would be much better.