Campanile Rennes Centre
28 Avenue Janvier, Rennes, Brittany, 35000, France
More about Rennes
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Palais du Parlement de Bretagne
Half Timber Houses
Finding my rental car!
I have been told by Hertz that as I am arriving at the TGV station in Rennes after office hours I will have to collect my hire car from a Shell station near the rail station - they think about 100m. So far they haven't told me what street it is in. Does anyone know where this petrol station is?
RE: Finding my rental car!
Shell has a station locator on their website where you can search for stations worldwide. I looked up Rennes and they don't show one quite that close to the railstation (zoom in an look for the train image). Maybe the station is too small to list? Are you sure it is a Shell station?
Travel Tips for Rennes
Rouges et Noirs
If you want to see some football when in Rennes you can watch Stade Rennais play. They are currently in the first division but are always around the relegation zone.
Unfortunantely they dont have the support some of the other teams enjoy but they do perform well considering Rennes is a small city of 200 000 people.
They have produced some decent players like Silvaine Wiltord, Stephan Givarche, and Micheal Silvestre.
Tickets arnt that expensive either, considering you pay 40 pounds in England, i used to go all the time and payed about 15 dollars for standing area
A French city in Bretagne
"Breton historically but not culturally"
Rennes is the historical and administrative capital city of Bretagne, but it has been sharing this role with Nantes along the times.
When I visited it, I had the impression that Rennes and its département Ille-et-Vilaine are not very Breton from the cultural point of view. In fact, this is the only part of the region where Breizhonnec (the Breton language) is not spoken.
However, my VT friend JLBG has remarked that "Rennes is Breton. It is the capital city of the Bretagne Gallo (Haute Bretagne), as opposed to the Bretagne Bretonnante (Basse Bretagne). Local people didn't speak French, but Gallo, a Roman language. Breton doesn't refer only to Low Bretagne."
Thanks to Jean-Louis for pointing this out.