Located less than a two-hour train ride away from Paris, Rennes is a manageable city and the capital of Brittany, striking the perfect balance between quality of life and work opportunities.
(See the L’express newspaper's 2017 ranking table, see article on 20minutes.fr).
Rennes and the greater Rennes area boast incredible history and heritage, fantastic cultural facilities and a strong economy based on a series of centres of excellence. Home to two universities and a plethora of higher-education schools and training establishments, students in Rennes are spoilt for choice. It was ranked France's second best city for students in 2016-2017 by « L’Etudiant », while lemonde.fr and ouest-france.fr, also rate the city.
A highly popular tourist destination, Brittany is blessed with a fascinating, varied past, historical sites, and quirky locations that won't disappoint. (The Parlement of Brittany, the Rennes Opera House, the Musée des Beaux-Arts fine art museum, the Thabor gardens, etc.).
Make like a local and tickle your taste-buds with a Saturday morning trip to the Lices market.
The Portes Mordelaises, formerly known as the Portes Royales, were where the Dukes of Brittany were required to pledge that they would defend Brittany's freedom before being crowned. Today, they are highly charged in symbolic meaning.
Brittany has endless possibilities for relaxing at weekends. By choosing Brittany, you'll be unlocking the door to a host of different landscapes and remarkable sites of interest.
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