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Culture of Rennes. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Palais du Parlement de Bretagne 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 monuments which have been reconstructed and today appear in all their glory. The Parliament palace will be of great interest to visit for curious tourists. Its recently renovated building is used now for various cultural events, young artists and photographers present their works in beautiful halls of the palace.
The city is located in the western part of France. Rennes attracts tourists by its unique architecture and amazingly beautiful natural landscapes. Start your observation of the city from … Open
Those travelers interested in different art trends need to visit the Rennes Museum of Fine Arts located near the palace. Its collection performs various works of old-school masters and a unique collection of masterpieces by local expressionists. A picturesque square named Saint-Ann will be a perfect place for hiking. Tourists will discover several monuments of historic significance in close vicinity to the square. This district is a small part of the city which was almost untouched by the fire.
Tourists will also discover beautiful houses of 16 century preserved. A scenic park named Tabor spreads near the square. Another significant religious sight to visit and explore in Rennes is the Notre-Dame Cathedral being located in the area. The same remarkable religious spot and architectural landmark in Rennes is the Saint Peter Cathedral. It was built at the beginning of the 17th century keeping to the best traditions of neoclassic style. The cathedral is noted not only for the unique appearance but also for luxurious interior design. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Age-old fresco paintings, high columns made of rare red marble, elegant gold plated elements – tourist spend hours contemplating the glory and majesty of the cathedral. Travelers wishing to get a deeper insight into the history of the city and of its suburbs should pay a visit to the Bretagne Museum. The museum offers three permanent exhibitions encompassing interesting historical and archeological artifacts and works of art. The city of Rennes has preserved several exciting palaces too. These historical buildings are open to public. These are the Champ-Jacque palace and the Saint-Germain palace offering the visitors to enjoy renovated majestic interior of past ages. To complete a day of the city exploration tourists can set to the seafront walking along a picturesque seaside. The city of Rennes offers a rich and captivating exploration program.
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Public palaces near Rennes
♥   Palace 'Château de Vitré' , 35.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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♥   Art museum 'Musée des Beaux-Arts' Rennes, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Rennes
♥   Basilique Saint-Aubin, Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelle, Rennes, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, La Guerche-de-Bretagne, 37.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Sauveur, Dinan, 49 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Samson, Dol-de-Bretagne, 52.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Espérance, Pontmain, 60.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abbaye Saint-Michel, Mont-Saint-Michel, 62.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Moûtiers, 65.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of France

France is the most popular and visited country, and Paris the most toured city in the world. This is not surprising because the country has an incredibly rich cultural history. Millions of people go to France to get acquainted with its architecture, castles, amazing museums and enjoy the spirit of its historic streets. In France, there are also museums with unique collections of old art pieces, exhibitions of ultra-modern popular authors and monuments of architecture of different times. One of the most ancient cultural constructions of the country is the Mezon Carre ("square house"), located in Provence. It was founded in the 1st century BC and is a temple of ancient Roman temple. Even the orthodox Catholics did not destroy the majestic structure. They converted it into a temple. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Rennes

Culture guide to Rennes. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Rennes: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Rennes. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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