Explore Rennes Map and City Guide is an application to facilitate your visit, stay and discovery of Rennes. You can search, find and discover places, companies and businesses around you.
- Free of charge
- City map
- Get directions to the places you want to go
- Complete information on thousands of places, tourist sites and points of interest.
- Find the best restaurants, shops, tourist sites, hotels, bars, etc. around you.
Since Explore Rennes is a "Find Places Around Me" mobile application, you should use it while visiting Rennes. If you want to try it from your current location, you can always install a "Fake GPS" app and setup your new location in the city of Rennes.
Rennes is the prefecture of the Brittany region, in the northwest of France. It is known for its medieval half-timbered houses and its huge cathedral. The Thabor Park has a rose garden and an aviary. In the south of the Vilaine, the Fine Arts Museum exhibits works by Boticelli, Rubens and Picasso. The cultural centre of the Champs Libres houses the Museum of Brittany and the Espace des Sciences, which includes a planetarium.
Rennes is a city in the east of Brittany in northwestern France at the confluence of the Ille and the Vilaine. Rennes is the capital of the region of Brittany, as well as the Ille-et-Vilaine department.
Rennes's history goes back more than 2,000 years, at a time when it was a small Gallic village named Condate. Together with Vannes and Nantes, it was one of the major cities of the ancient Duchy of Brittany. From the early sixteenth century until the French Revolution, Rennes was a parliamentary, administrative and garrison city of the historic province of Brittany of the Kingdom of France.
Since the 1950s, Rennes has grown in importance through rural flight and its modern industrial development, partly automotive. The city developed extensive building plans to accommodate upwards of 200,000 inhabitants. During the 1980s, Rennes became one of the main centres in telecommunication and high technology industry. It is now a significant digital innovation centre in France.
In 2015, the city was the tenth largest in France, with a metropolitan area of about 720,000 inhabitants. With more than 66,000 students in 2016, it is also the eighth-largest university campus of France. The inhabitants of Rennes are called Rennais(e)(es) in French. In 2018, L'Express named Rennes as "the most liveable city in France".
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