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Preparing your trip to Rennes: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Opera - Rennes 1. Tourists are recommended to have a phrase-book in French when going on a city exploration tour. Local residents treat foreign guests speaking French with respect.
2. Some upscale restaurants and entertaining establishments demand a dress-code. That is why tourists should learn the rules in advance. Tourists opting to visit ethnic restaurants need to keep in mind an important feature. Cheese can only be added with wine. Mixing cheese with other drinks in one order will be interpreted as bad manners.
3. Tips are welcome in all sorts of eating establishments from upscale restaurants to small budgetary cafes. A 5-10% addition to a total sum will be quite enough to reward a waiter. The “service compis” note in a receipt stands for a service fee being already included into a total bill. Taxi drivers and hotel maids commonly expect to get a small cash reward as well.
4. A major part of historical and cultural sights of Rennes is accumulated in a small district, so it will be much more comfortable to explore the area on foot. Travelers visiting the city for the first time are recommended to start city exploration from a tourist information center. It is located near the seaside sharing the same building with the Historical Museum. The office supplies tourists with city maps and tickets to various tours and excursions.
5. Renting a car will be an optimum way of cruising the tourist destination for travelers opting to explore the suburbs of Rennes or traveling with big company. To rent a car one will need international driving license and a credit card to cover the rent. Car travelling enthusiasts should keep in mind that heavy fines are imposed for any traffic violation. Copyright
6. Street call boxes offer the most profitable rates for intercity and international calls. Meanwhile local hotels offer the highest rates for calling. Street call boxes accept special plastic cards, which can be bought in every news stall.
7. Rennes is a calm and safe city. Streets along the seaside and central districts of the city are safe to explore even in the evening. Meanwhile remote areas of the city are not recommended to visit alone late at night. It is not recommended to use services offered by strangers for the reasons of safety no matter how profitable and tempting an offer may seem.
Massive fire badly damaged a bigger part of the historical center of Rennes at the beginning of the 18th century. Still the city has preserved several architectural landmarks and historical … Open
8. The city has adopted a system of cashless transfers. Any shop, restaurant or hotel accepts international credit cards. National currency is the only accepted one.
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