Apartment Hotels in Rennes
Rennes: the capital of the beautiful Brittany
Rennes is known to be a beautiful city with a lot of history dating back more than 2000 years ago.By then, Rennes was a small Gallic city. During the French revolution the importance of Rennes grew substantially. It remained one of the most important city of the Brittany and today is the administrative capital of the region. With more than 63.000 students (more than one fourth of the total population) Rennes is also known to be a student town. The strong presence of students and universities also converted the city into a digital innovation hub. Particularly, the telecommunication and the hightech industry are strongly represented in Rennes. It might be that as a business traveler staying in our apartment hotels in Rennes you will find yourself in one of the numerous companies doing business in these industries.
Sightseeing near the apartment hotels in Rennes
Not only business travelers will come at their costs in Rennes. Tourists staying in our apartment hotels in Rennes will love the charming atmosphere in Rennes. Sightseeing in Rennes can be totally worth it for a day or two. When you wander around Rennes’ medieval streets, you can experience the historic sides of the town in an extraordinary manner. Walking around the the old town near the central apartment hotels in Rennes will let you do so. While many other quarters were burnt down in 1720, the some parts remained unharmed. The streets around Place Ste. Anne are full of half-timbered houses. On Saturday morning guests in our apartment hotels in Rennes should definitely check out the Saturday morning market close to Place des Lices. The Porte Mordelaise is also nearby. Built in the 15th century, it once served as the main gate to the city of Rennes. Nowadays it is one of Rennes’ main landmarks.
As already mentioned, Rennes is also the capital of the Brittany. The parliament – the Palais du Parlament de Bretagne – is the main sight to see in Rennes. Constructed in the 17th century, this building hosted the parliament of the Bretagne after the reunification of France. Today, the Palais du Parlament de Bretagne hosts the Court of Appeal and as an event venue. Temporary exhibitions and concerts often take place in the majestic lobby of the building. If you feel like discovering the parliament in an extensive manner, feel free to take a guided tour. Checking out the Palais du Parlament de Bretagne is definitely a must for everyone staying in our apartment hotels in Rennes.
Green parks and gardens in Rennes
On a sunny day, Rennes offers lots of opportunities to relax in the sun to our guests in the apartment hotels in Rennes. You will find the Thabor Gardens close to the old town. The gardens include a French garden, an English garden, lawns, a botanical garden with around 3.000 different plant species, etc. Many students living in Rennes also grasp the opportunity to organize a picknick in the Thabor gardens or relax in the sun. The city of Rennes also organizes a couple of outdoor events during summer. Guests in our apartment hotels in Rennes are very welcome to attend these events as well.
Image: Place de la Republique near the apartment hotels in Rennes
Restaurants in Rennes
Even though many rooms and apartments in our apartment hotels in Rennes come with a fully equipped kitchen, some of you may also want to discover the regional cuisine of Rennes. Rennes’ restaurants have a lot to offer. The typical Breton restaurants, called “Creperies”, are definitely worth a visit. If you feel like trying the French cuisine, you will also find many restaurants serving French specialties. The Bretagne is also known for its seafood. We have some recommendations for our guests staying in the apartment hotels in Rennes:
La Gavotte is a typical Breton creperies. Here you will find any kind of crepes you can think of. The restaurant is located in an old and neat building, which offers a cosy and homely atmosphere. If you are looking forward to trying the famous Crepes during your stay in the apartment hotels in Rennes, then La Gavotte is definitely a good pick.
Address: 41 rue Saint Georges
Telephone: +33 2 99 36 29 38
If you feel like trying a typical French restaurant, La Chope is definitely a great pick. The restaurant offers a traditional and warm atmosphere to our guests staying in the apartment hotels in Rennes. We highly recommend trying the traditioanl Escargot. The prices of the menus are around 20 € and you will be encountered with friendly waiters. Highly recommendable!
Address: 3 Rue La Chalotais
Telephone: +33 299793454
Doing Groceries in Rennes
Many people staying in our apartment hotels in Rennes feel like cooking their favorite meal in their serviced apartment. That’s awesome! Most of our apartments in the apartment hotels in Rennes come with a fully equipped kitchen. All you need to do is buy the right ingredients. You can find numerous supermarkets, little grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, etc. in Rennes. Here you will find the main ingredients you need for your home-made meal. Still, if you want to get in touch with local food and residents of Rennes, we highly recommend visiting one of the markets near our apartment hotels in Rennes. In particular, we want to highlight the Marché de Lices.
Marché de Lices – Farmer’s market
Every Saturday morning the Marché de Lices – the second largest market in France – opens up its stands. On more than 300 stands you will find traditional food from the Brittany, such as the Petit Gris melons, Coucou de Rennes chicken, shellfish, etc. Apart from this, you will also find basic ingredients for your home-made meal in the kitchens of the apartment hotels in Rennes on this market. The market is located on Place des Lices, in the middle of the old town of Rennes.
Activities near the apartment hotels in Rennes
Independent of whether you come to our apartment hotels in Rennes as business traveler or tourists, you want to plan some activities to have a great time in Rennes. The city has a lot to offer to everyone staying in our apartment hotels in Rennes. But also the region Brittany is always worth a visit. In order to make it easier for our guests in the apartment hotels in Rennes, we highly recommend the following activities.
Visiting the Musée de Bretagne
If you want to discover the history of the Brittany you should definitely check out this museum. The museum offers a great mix of entertainment and you can even listen to Breton being spoken. Highly recommendable to everyone staying in our apartment hotels in Rennes.