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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in the Rennes Area, Brittany your home away from home

Visitors will find holiday rentals in the Rennes area are ideally located for enjoying both the dramatic coastline and the historic inland towns of Brittany. Rennes is the regional capital city and it has an Old Quarter full of magnificent architecture. Cultural attractions include the Musée de Bretagne, the Musée des Beaux Arts and the colourful Jardin du Thabor.

Things to Do in the Rennes Area, Brittany

Outdoor Activities

Brittany is very popular with walkers and cyclists who enjoy the quiet countryside, wildlife and historic walled towns. Places such as St Malo are ideal for exploring on foot and the walks around the old town walls offer superb views. There are some splendid beaches along the coastline which offer safe bathing, boat trips and various watersports.

Visit the Chateaux

Brittany has some excellent chateaux, from sturdy fortresses such as the Chateau d’Angers to the graceful turreted Chateau Plessis-Bourre which still has a working drawbridge and moat.

Horse Riding

The area around your Rennes holiday rental is famous for its horse farms and horse riding is a great way to enjoy the scenery. The Haras National Stud Farm can be visited to learn about the different breeds and their upkeep at nearby Lion d’Angers.

Places to Visit Around the Rennes Area, Brittany

Angers

Angers is famous for its beautiful floral displays in the summer. It has a famous abbey and several churches and chateaux, many dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries. The highlight of the Chateau d’Angers is the 100-metre long Apocalypse Tapestry depicting the Biblical Book of Revelations. Be sure to visit the unique 15th century wooden houses and the grand Palais de Justice.

Dinan

Dinan is one of the most beautiful towns in Brittany with its old walls and half-timbered architecture. Set on a hillside overlooking the River Rance it is about 53 km from your holiday rental in the Rennes area. Visit the 14th century Dinan Chateau with its original dungeons or stroll along the Promenade des Grands Fosses to the medieval town centre.

Mont Saint-Michel

The rocky islet known as Mont St Michel can be reached by a causeway at low tide. The steep climb is rewarded with the beautiful abbey church and superb views from the terraces of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is about 30 minutes drive from holiday rentals in the Rennes area..

Weather in the Rennes Area, Brittany

The climate in the Rennes area is similar to that of southwest England with sunny summers averaging 22°C (72° F). The mild winters reach around 9° C (48°F) in the daytime with slightly more rain.

Travel to the Rennes Area, Brittany

The nearest airports to holiday cottages in the Rennes area are Rennes (RNS) Airport or Dinard (DNR) Airport, 70 km away. Both have regular low-cost flights from major European cities.

Those wishing to bring their own car can take the ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo, or from Plymouth to Roscoff. The area is two hours by TGV train from Paris.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Quiet, relaxing and close to everything

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Vincent was very helpful from the time of initial booking to our departure. The apartment is well decorated and interesting with all necessary facilities. The bed is very comfy and it was easy to get a good nights sleep. Lovely little garden - great for an alfresco breakfast. Thank you for a lovely weeks holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Charming in "old" Rennes 5 mins from everywhere

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Most enjoyable stay in this small (max 4) but comfortable apartment in historic 'old' Rennes. Five minutes to the centre of Rennes with manned underground parking (Parking Les Lices) about 3/4 minute stroll. Antoine will meet you at the apartment to ensure that everything is as it should be and to ensure that you know enough about the apartment and Rennes to truly enjoy your holiday Lots of good al fresco eating nearby. Much to do in Rennes and car access to and from Parking les Lices is very easy. A most enjoyable stay in a city that we enjoy very much.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-May-2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2015

                                                                                                      Character apartment -wonderful landlord!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      This apartment was comfortable and very tastefully appointed with everything we could possibly need. The owner was extremely pleasant and helpful and went out of his way to ensure we had a wonderful week in Rennes. The apartment was right in the centre of the old city and conveniently located to markets, shops, restaurants and the nearby public car park was a bonus. We have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to couples of all ages.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2013
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2013