Visit the park 'Tabor'. You...
Visit the park 'Tabor'. You can see very nice plants, flowers, singing birds and animals. People in Rennes are very kind with tourists /not the same in Paris!/ although it was hard to find somebody who can speak english.
Les Tombees de la nuit
Each year in Early July the city of Rennes has a festival called Les tombées de la nuit .
The festival is massive and almost all of Rennes seems to come out and take part in the light and sound extraveganza. You can catch a Concert in Breton or experience a lazer and light shown in the main squares, theres many things to do.
I oftn enjoyed these festivals when i was in town and for at least a for a few days your really fealt a communal spirit in the town.
If your in Rennes for the festival you will no doubt get caught up in the shows.
"A Beautiful Place You Must Visit"
Dinan is an ancient, and admirably perserved, walled city overlooking the beautiful Rance Vally. Possessing as it does, one of the richest architectural heritages in Brittany, it can truthfully be described as a city of history, art and culture. And it is certain that to visit Brittany without seeing Dinan is to ignore one of its finest jewels.
From Rennes, take Road N137 to 40 kilometres north, then turn Road D794 left (west) 11 kilometres to Dinan.
"New Bridge and Old Bridge"
The higher ten arches (each 16 metres wide) new bridge (Le Viaduc) was inaugurated on 13th September 1852, took traffic away from the lower hump-backed arch old bridge (Le Vieux Pont) which was built in 15th century and had to be crossed in order to reach the walled city on the upper hill (right side).
"Church and Garden"
Basilique Saint-Sauveur (Saint Saviour's Church), begun in the 12th century, Saint Saviour's Church has known all the styles of architecture imposed by history. Norman, Gothic, Classical and Baroque can be seen in various parts of the building.
And Jardin Anglais (English Garden), range from east-edge of Saint Saviour's Church to the high ramparts Tour Sainte Catherine (Saint-Catherine's Tower).
Manificant view over the Rance Valley from Saint-Catherine's Tower (or Porte du Jerzual). You can see the Vieux Pont (Old Bridge) at bottom.
Porte du Guichet, the construction of Porte du Guichet, situated at the southern entry to mediaeval Dinan, was decided in 1283, when the domain of the Lords of Dinan became part of the Duchy of Brittany.
Donjon (Chateau Musee de Dinan), known as Dinan Castle since the 16th century, it is composed of the Keep, the Porte du Guichet, and the Coetquen Tower (Tour de Coetquen). The Keep edifice is 34 metres high, contains the Town Museum, and its historical, archaeological and ethnographic collections.