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Coordinates: 48°06′53″N, 1°40′46″W Look up rennes in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Commune of Rennes

The Parlement de Bretagne
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Location
Coordinates 48°06′53″N, 1°40′46″W
Administration
Country France
Region Brittany (capital)
Department Ille-et-Vilaine (préfecture)
Arrondissement Rennes
Canton Chief town of 11 cantons
Intercommunality Communauté
d'agglomération
de Rennes Métropole
Mayor Daniel Delaveau PS
(2008-2014)
Statistics
Elevation 20 m–74 m
(avg. 30 m)
Land area¹ 50.39 km²
Population²
(1999)
206.229
 - Density 4.092/km² (1999)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 35238/ 35000, 35200, 35700
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
France
Some medieval houses, such as these at Champ-Jacquet, can still be found in the center of Rennes.
Some medieval houses, such as these at Champ-Jacquet, can still be found in the center of Rennes.
Blazon of Rennes
Blazon of Rennes

Rennes (Gallo: Resnn, Breton: Roazhon) is a city of northwestern France, in the east of Brittany. Rennes is the capital of the Bretagne région, as well as the préfecture of the Ille-et-Vilaine département. Download high resolution version (1804x1689, 163 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Rennes Categories: GFDL images ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ... 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Population of the city (commune) of Rennes at the 1999 census was 206,229 inhabitants (209,100 inhabitants as of February 2004 estimates). Population of the whole metropolitan area (French: aire urbaine) at the 1999 census was 521,188 inhabitants, and 588,684 inhabitants as of 2007 estimate. Inhabitants of Rennes are called Rennais. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In France an aire urbaine (literally: urban area) is roughly the equivalent of a US Metropolitan Statistical Area. ... This article is about the year. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Map of populations by country The largest religious gathering on Earth. ...

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Administration

The current mayor of Rennes is Daniel Delaveau, a member of the French Socialist Party who replaced Edmond Hervé in 2008. Edmond Hervé was the mayor of Rennes for more than thirty years, from 1977 to 2008. The "mairie" (mayor's office) is right in the centre of Rennes. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste, PS) is one of the largest political parties in France. ... Edmond Hervé (born December 3, 1942) is a French politician. ...


Rennes is divided into 11 cantons: The canton is an administrative division of France. ...

  • Rennes-Bréquigny (15 397 inhabitants)
  • Rennes-Centre (19 017 inhabitants)
  • Rennes-Centre-Ouest (21 264 inhabitants)
  • Rennes-Centre-Sud (15 774 inhabitants)
  • Rennes-Est (20 323 inhabitants)
  • Rennes-le-Blosne (21 151 inhabitants)
  • Rennes-Nord (21 845 inhabitants)
  • Rennes-Nord-Est (18 224 inhabitants)
  • Rennes-Nord-Ouest, which includes parts of Rennes and the communes of Gévezé, Pacé and Parthenay-de-Bretagne (28 130 inhabitants)
  • Rennes-Sud-Est, which includes parts of Rennes and the communes of Chantepie and Vern-sur-Seiche (33 459 inhabitants)
  • Rennes-Sud-Ouest, which includes parts of Rennes and the communes of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande and Vezin-le-Coquet (28 707 inhabitants)

Vern-sur-Seiche is a commune, located in the department of Ille, in Brittany, France. ...

Geography

The ancient centre of the town is built on a hill, with the north side being more elevated than the south side. It is at the confluence of two rivers: the Ille and the Vilaine. The Ille is a small river in Brittany, France. ... The Vilaine is a river in Brittany, in the west of France. ...


Sights

Rennes is classified as a city of art and history. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ...


Historic Centre

The Parlement de Bretagne (Parliament of Brittany, Plasenn Breujoù Breizh) is arguably the most famous 17th century building in Rennes. It was rebuilt after a terrible fire in 1994. It houses the Rennes Court of Appeals. This article is for the Ancien Régime institution. ... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ...


Basilica Saint-Sauveur is also located in the historic centre.


Colorful traditional timber frame houses are situated primarily along the roads of Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Georges, de Saint-Malo, Saint-Guillaume, des Dames, du Chapitre, Vasselot, Saint-Michel, de la Psallette and around the plazas of Champ-Jacquet, des Lices, Saint-Anne and Rallier-du-Baty. Timber framing is the modern term for the traditional half-timbered construction in which timber provides a visible skeletal frame that supports the whole building. ...


There are 16th century polychromatic wooden busts in the façade of 20, Rue du Chapitre.

  • Place des Lices and surrounding area
    • Les Halles Martenot of the 19th century, built between 1868 and 1871 by Jean-Baptiste Martenot, host the market on Saturday mornings (the third largest market in France).
    • The Mordelaises Gate (Portes Mordelaises), chatelet with two towers and a drawbridge
    • The remaining fortifications of the 3rd century
    • The Jehan Duchesne tower of the 15th century, on rue Nantaise
    • The 15th century ramparts east of the Gallo-Roman fortifications, in place Rallier-du-Baty.
  • The former St. Yves chapel, now the tourist bureau and a museum about historic Rennes development.
  • Place Saint-Anne (Plasenn Santez-Anna)
    • Saint-Aubin Church
    • Location of a former 14th century hospital
    • Jacobite convent
  • La rue Saint-Michel nicknamed rue de la soif (road of thirst) because there are bars all along this street.
  • Area from Saint-Mélaine to Place Saint-Mélaine
    • Notre-Dame en Saint-Mélaine Church,
      • tower and transept from the 11th century Benedictine abbey of Saint-Mélaine
      • 14th century Gothic arcades
      • 17th century columnar façade
      • bell tower topped with a gilded Virgin Mary (19th century)
      • 17th century cloister
    • Magnificent park, The Parc Thabor, (formal French garden, orangerie, rose garden, aviary), on 10 hectares of land, built between 1860 and 1867.
Thabor park's bandstand.
Thabor park's bandstand.
    • The 17th century promenade "la Motte à Madame", and a monumental stair overlooking the rue de Paris entrance to the Thabor.
  • Rue Saint-Georges and rue Gambetta
    • 1920's Saint George Municipal Pool, with mosaics
    • Saint George Palace, and its garden
  • Place de la Mairie (City Hall Plaza, Plasenn Ti Ker)
    • City Hall
    • Opera
  • Place du Vau-Saint-Germain
    • Vau de Saint-Germain Church
    • Saint-Germain footbridge, 20th century wood and metal construction to link the plaza with Émile Zola Quay.
  • Place du Champ-Jacquet

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South of the Vilaine

The Fine Arts Museum is situated on Quai Émile Zola (Émile Zola Quay), by the Vilaine River. The Vilaine is a river in Brittany, in the west of France. ...


Les Champs Libres is a building on Esplanade Charles de Gaulle designed by the architect Christian de Portzamparc that houses the Brittany Museum (Musée de Bretagne), regional library Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole on six levels and a Espace des Sciences science centre with a planetarium. At Place Honoré Commeurec is Les Halles centrales, a covered market of 1922, with a part converted into contemporary art gallery.


Mercure Hotel is located in a restored building on rue du Pré-Botté, which was the prior location of Ouest-Éclair, and then of Ouest-France, a premier daily regional newspaper.


There are large mills at Rue Duhamel, constructed on each side of the south branch of the Vilaine in 1895 and 1902.

Other sights

To the North-west of Rennes, near rue de Saint-Malo are the sluices of the canal d'Ille-et-Rance of 1843. There are two halls of the printer, Oberthür, built by Marthenot between 1870 and 1895 on Rue de Paris in the eastern part of the city. Oberthür Park is the second biggest garden in the city. The 17th century manor of Haute-Chalais, a granite chateau, is situated to the south of the city in Blosne Quarter (Bréquigny).


History

Main article: History of Rennes

Rennes is the capital of the région of Brittany, in France, the seat of the 'préfecture de région' and of the 'conseil régional'. It has a long history due to its location at the confluence of two rivers. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ...


The eastern Armorican people of Redones founded Condate— an ancient Celtic word meaning confluent— at the confluence of the Ille and Vilaine rivers and made it the capital of a territory that extended to the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. The name of the city of Redon also reflects that of the Redones. Early in the 1st century BCE, they adopted the Greek and Roman practice of issuing coinage [1], adapting the widely-imitated gold staters of Philip II of Macedon, in the characteristic Celtic coin metal alloy called billion. Without inscriptions, as the Celtic practice was, the Redones coinage features a charioteer whose pony has a human head. Large hoards of their coins were unearthed in the "treasure of Amanlis" found in June 1835 and that of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, discovered in February 1941. The Museum at Rennes contains a large representative collection. Breton (Breton: Brezhoneg) is a Celtic language spoken by some of the inhabitants of Brittany (Breizh) and Loire-Atlantique (historically part of Brittany) in France. ... For the car ferry, see MV Mont St Michel. ... Philip II of Macedon: victory medal (niketerion) struck in Tarsus, 2nd c. ...


They joined the Gaulish coalition against Rome in 57 BCE, which was suppressed by Crassus. The following year, Roman emissaries were held hostage by the Redones, which obliged Julius Caesar to intervene in Armorica and suppress the rebels, and the following year to cross the Channel to discourage further support of the Redones by the Britons. In 52 the Redones responded to the call of Vercingetorix to furnish a large contingent of warriors (Caesar, Gallic Wars II.34; VII.75) Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives (c. ... For other uses, see Julius Caesar (disambiguation). ... Armorica or Aremorica is the name given in ancient times to the part of Gaul that includes the Brittany peninsula and the territory between the Seine and Loire rivers, extending inland to an indeterminate point and down the Atlantic coast. ... Statue of Vercingetorix by Bartholdi, on Place de Jaude, in Clermont-Ferrand Vercingetorix (pronounced in Gaulish) (died 46 BC), chieftain of the Arverni, originating from the Arvernian city of Gergovia, and known as the man who led the Gauls in their ultimately unsuccessful war against Roman rule under Julius Caesar. ...


Roman era

In the Roman era, Condate became Condate Riedonum, capital of civitas riedonum


The oldest known rennais is Titus Flavius Postuminus, known to us from his steles found in Rennes in 1968. As indicated by his name, he would have been born under the Flavian dynasty, under the reign of Titus, i.e. between 79 and 81 AD. One of the steles tell us, in Latin, that he took charge over all the public affairs in the Civitas Riedonum. He was twice duumvir and flamine for life for Mars Mullo. This article is about the stone structure. ... The Flavian dynasty was a series of three Roman Emperors who ruled from 69, the Year of the Four Emperors, to 96, when the last member was assassinated. ... For other uses, see Titus (disambiguation). ... A duumvirate is an alliance between two equally powerful political or military leaders. ...


During the Roman era, the strategic position of the town contributed to its importance. To the west the principal Roman route, via Osismii stretched from Condate to Vorgium (modern Carhaix). Carhaix-Plouguer is a commune of the Finistère département, in France. ...


In the year 275, the threat of barbarians led to the erection of a robust brick wall around Rennes. Rennes became known as the "red town".


Threatened by the danger of peasant marauders called bagaudae at the end of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, the Armorican peninsula, including Brittany and therefore Rennes, made up the last of the stronghold of the western Roman Empire. The invincible Armorican Romans held their ground against Clovis I, who occupied most of Alamans, then the Visigoths. Melaine, the bishop of Rennes, played an important role in the peace treaty between the Franks and the Armoricans in the year 497. He famously declared "Il faut faire la paix entre chrétiens" ("Peace must be made between Christians"). Bagaudae (also spelled Bacaudae) was the name for groups of peasant insurgents during the Crisis of the Third Century, particularly in Gaul. ... Clovis I (variously spelled Chlodowech or Chlodwig, giving modern French Louis and modern German Ludwig) (c. ... A votive crown belonging to Reccesuinth (653–672) The Visigoths (Latin: ) were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe, the Ostrogoths being the other. ... Mellon[1] is a possibly legendary bishop of Rouen and Catholic saint, supposed to have died in 311. ... The French Catholic Archdiocese of Rennes is coextensive with Ille et Vilaine. ...


Middle Ages

Starting in the fifth century, Bretons occupied the western part of the Armorican penensula, which started to be called little Britain, and then Brittany, while the Franks took the rest of Armorica. To contain the expansion and avoid Breton incursions, the Carolingians instituted a Breton march, composed of the counties of Rennes, Nantes, and Vannes. Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ... Armorica or Aremorica is the name given in ancient times to the part of Gaul that includes the Brittany peninsula and the territory between the Seine and Loire rivers, extending inland to an indeterminate point and down the Atlantic coast. ... Also see: France in the Middle Ages. ... Traditional city flag City coat of arms Motto: Favet Neptunus eunti (Latin: Shall Neptune favour the traveller) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Pays de la Loire Department Loire-Atlantique (44) Mayor Jean-Marc Ayrault  (PS) (since 1989) City Statistics Land area¹ 65. ... In the old city centre Harbour to cathedral Vannes (Breton: Gwened) is a town and commune located in the Morbihan département, in Brittany, in the west of France. ...


These marches were entirely absorbed by the Breton Kingdom in the ninth century, and Rennes became Breton in 851. Rennes would later become the capital of Ducal Brittany.


During the Breton War of Succession, in 1356 and 1357, the city was laid siege to by Henry of Grosmont, the Duke of Lancaster, cousin of the English king, but Bertrand du Guesclin slipped into the city and took over the resistance, which would ultimately be victorious. After nearly a year, Lancaster renounced the English siege in 1357. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

The Cité Judiciaire, an example of the striking modern architecture present in Rennes.

In 1491, it was the French army of Charles VIII, led by his general, La Trémoïlle, that unsuccessfully attacked Rennes. Brittany having already capitulated elsewhere, Rennes alone still resisted. The defenders of Rennes were determined to resist to the death, but the Duchess Anne of Brittany chose instead to negotiate. By her marriage to Charles VIII, she made Brittany a part of France. Anne jealously guarded Brittany's autonomy, but the duchy was eventually fully merged with the French crown by her daughter Claude of France. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2179x1628, 2317 KB) The Cité Judiciaire in Rennes, France. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2179x1628, 2317 KB) The Cité Judiciaire in Rennes, France. ... Portrait of Anne of Brittany by Jean Bourdichon. ... Claude of France with her daughters, Louise and Charlotte (who died young); Madeleine, Queen of Scotland (right); her youngest daughter, Marguerite, duchess of Savoy (left), and Eleanor of Spain Claude of France (14 October 1499 – 20 July 1524), Queen consort of France and duchess of Brittany in her own right...


Modern era

In 1857 the Rennes train station was built, which gradually led to the southward sprawl of the town. In 1899 Alfred Dreyfus' trial in Rennes caused a national commotion. TGV train in Rennes Rail Station Trains in Rennes Rail Station Rennes Rail Station is situated in the town centre of Rennes, France. ... The Dreyfus affair was a political scandal with anti-Semitic overtones which divided France from the 1890s to the early 1900s. ...


During World War II Rennes suffered heavy damage from just three German airplanes which hit an ammunition train parked alongside French and English troop trains and near a refugee train on the yard : 1,000 died. The next day, June 18, 1940, German troops entered the city. Later, Rennes endured heavy bombings in March and May of 1943, and again in June of 1944, causing thousands of deaths. Patton's army freed the capital of Brittany on August 4, as retreating German troops blew the bridges behind them, adding further damage. About 50,000 German prisoners were kept in four camps, in a city of only about 100,000 inhabitants at the time. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1954 onwards the city developed extensive building plans to accommodate upwards of 520,000 inhabitants, helping it become the third fastest-growing city in France, after Toulouse and Montpellier (1999 census).




Economy

Local industries include car manufacturing and telecommunications. Citroën, currently the largest employer of the population of Rennes, opened a manufacturing plant at Rennes La Janais in 1961. Thomson employs over 1,000. Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, founded in 1919 by André Citroën. ...


Rennes is also one of first Technopoles in France that were established in an effort to stimulate the economies of regions other than Paris during the Aménagement du territoire. Technopole refers to a center of high-tech manufacturing and information-based quaternary industry. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Culture

Historic downtown on a quiet Sunday afternoon
Historic downtown on a quiet Sunday afternoon

Rennes invests heavily in arts and culture and a number of its festivals (such as the music festival Les Transmusicales, les Tombées de la Nuit and Travelling (a cinematic festival)) are well known throughout France. Rennes was one of the first towns in France to have its own television channel 'TV Rennes', created in 1987. In Rennes is the only Institut Franco-Américain in France. Rennes is home to Stade Rennais FC, who play at Route de Lorient stadium, 31,000 seats in the French Division One. There are 4 museums in Rennes : musée des beaux arts (museum of fine arts), musée de Bretagne (museum of Brittany) at the Champs Libres, together with le 'espace of sciences' and a planetarium), Museum of farming and Rennes countryside at la Bintinais, south of Rennes, museum of transmissions at Cesson. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 3072 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 3072 pixel, file size: 3. ... Les Trasmusicales is a 3-day music festival held annually in Rennes, Brittany. ... Stade Rennais Football Club is a French football club from the city of Rennes, will play their 48th season in Ligue 1 (the top French division) in 2007-08. ... The Stade de la Route de Lorient is a football stadium, inaugarated on September 15, 1912. ... Ligue 1 (Première division or Division 1 until 2003, now called Ligue 1 Orange) is the top division of French and Monegasque football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. ...


Education

The Rennes agglomeration has a large student population (around 60,000). The Breton language is taught in some schools, and in university. Breton can refer to: Brittany, as an adjective for this historical province of France The Breton language, a Celtic language spoken by some of the inhabitants of Brittany and Loire-Atlantique A Breton person, part of a Brythonic ethnic group inhabiting the region of Brittany André Breton (1896-1966), French...


The city has two main universities;Université de Rennes 1 [1], which offers courses in science, technology, medicine, philosophy, law, management and economics and Université Rennes 2 [2], which has courses in the arts, literature, languages, communication, human and social sciences, sport.

Breton bilingual classes in a French school in the city centre.
Breton bilingual classes in a French school in the city centre.

There are a few École Supérieures in Rennes. The École Normale Supérieure de Cachan has a branch on the Ker Lann campus, just outside Rennes. An École Supérieure for political science, Institut d'études politiques de Rennes [3], is also based in Rennes. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Schoolsystem in France The French educational system is highly centralised, organised, and ramified. ... The École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS Cachan, Normale Sup Cachan) is a prestigious Grande École located in Cachan, a suburb of Paris, in France. ... Schoolsystem in France The French educational system is highly centralised, organised, and ramified. ... The Rennes IEP (Institut dEtudes Politiques de Rennes) was founded in 1991, and is a part of the Science-Po group of higher education schools along with those in Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Paris, Strasbourg and Toulouse. ...


There is also a branch of École Supérieure d'Électricité - Supélec in the east of the city (Cesson-Sévigné), Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes and the grande école Institut National des Sciences Appliquées. The École Supérieure dÉlectricité (generally known as Supélec, formerly ESE) is a leading French electrical engineering grande école. ... The École Supérieure dÉlectricité (generally known as Supélec, formerly ESE) is a leading French electrical engineering grande école. ... A suburb directly to the east of Rennes in Ille-et-Vilaine, bordered on its west side by Université de Rennes 2. ... The École Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes(ESC Rennes or Rennes School of Business in English) is a French business school. ... The grandes écoles (French for great schools) of France are higher education establishments outside of the mainstream framework of the public universities. ... The INSA de Rennes is a Grande École dIngénieurs, a School of Engineering, under the authority of the French Ministry of Education and Research and part of the INSAs network. ...


The computer science and applied mathematics research institute, IRISA, is in the suburbs of Rennes. The Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (defense procurement agency) operates the CELAR research center, dedicated to electronics and computing, in Bruz, a suburb. IRISA is a joint computer science research center of CNRS and INRIA located near Rennes in Britanny. ... The Délégation Générale pour lArmement (General Delegation for Weaponry), or DGA, is the French government agency which conducts development and evaluation programs for weapon systems for the French military. ...


Football club

Stade Rennais
Full name Stade Rennais
Football Club
Nickname(s) Les Rouges et Noirs
(red and blacks)
Founded 1901
Ground Route de Lorient,
Rennes
(Capacity 31,127)
Chairman Frédéric de Saint-Sernin
Manager Pierre Dréossi
League Ligue 1
2006-2007 4th
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Stade Rennais Football Club is a French football club from the city of Rennes, will play their 48th season in Ligue 1 (the top French division) in 2007-08. The team coach and manager is Guy Lacombe and the president is Frédéric de Saint-Sernin, who is close to billionaire François Pinault, who owns the team. Image File history File links Stade Rennais FC logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Football club names are a part of the sports culture, reflecting century-old traditions. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Stade de la Route de Lorient is a football stadium, inaugarated on September 15, 1912. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Frédéric Marie Joseph Bruno de Laparre de Saint-Sernin is a french politician and businessman, born 14 February 1958 in Reims. ... Pierre Dréossi, born 12 October 1959, in Roubaix, France, is a football manager, currently managing Stade Rennais. ... Ligue 1 (Première division or Division 1 until 2003, now called Ligue 1 Orange) is the top division of French and Monegasque football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. ... The locations of the 20 teams participating in Ligue 1 season 2006-07 Le Championnat 2006-07 will be the 69th edition since its establishment. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Soccer redirects here. ... Ligue 1 (Première division or Division 1 until 2003, now called Ligue 1 Orange) is the top division of French and Monegasque football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Frédéric Marie Joseph Bruno de Laparre de Saint-Sernin is a french politician and businessman, born 14 February 1958 in Reims. ... A billionaire is a person who has a net worth of at least one billion units of currency, such as United States Dollars (USD), Pounds or Euros. ... François Pinault (born 1937) runs the retail company PPR. He lives in France and is married with four children. ...


Founded in 1901 as Stade Rennais Université Club they assumed their current name in 1971. In the same year, the club won its last notable trophy, the Coupe de France, defeating Olympique Lyonnais in the final. ... Olympique Lyonnais (popularly known as OL, or simply Lyon) is a French football club based in Lyon. ... The Coupe de France Final 1971 was a football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes on June 20, 1971, that saw Stade Rennais defeat Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 thanks to a goal by André Guy. ...


Transportation

Rennes has well developed national road, rail and air links and is two hours by TGV from Paris. Local transport is based primarily on an extensive bus network (38 different lines) and a metro line that was inaugurated in March 2002 and cost €500 millions to build. The driverless Rennes Metro is 9.4 km in length and has 15 stations, including one designed by architect Norman Foster. Rennes is one of the smallest cities in the world to have a metro. For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see Transposition of the great vessels. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... Opened on March 15, 2002, the metro in Rennes is based on Siemens Transportation Systems VAL (véhicule automatique léger or light automatic vehicle) technology. ... The restored Reichstag in Berlin, housing the German parliament. ...


A second metro line is being planned, it should be operational by 2018, and the construction will begin in 2013.[1] (reference is in French).


See also: Gare de Rennes TGV train in Rennes Rail Station Trains in Rennes Rail Station Rennes Rail Station is situated in the town centre of Rennes, France. ...


Rennes is also served by an airport, Rennes-St. Jacques Airport, located 4.5 miles from the center to the south-west in the commune Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande. The Rennes - Saint-Jacques Airport is an airport about 10 kilometres south-west of Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France. ...


Twinned towns

These twinned towns are inscribed on the bridge over the central canal of Rennes:

  • Flag of the United Kingdom Exeter (UK) since 1957.
  • Flag of the United States Rochester (New York, USA) since 1958.
  • Flag of Germany Erlangen (Germany) since 1964.
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Brno (Czech Republic) since 1965.
  • Flag of Japan Sendai (Miyagi, Japan) since 1967.
  • Flag of Belgium Leuven (Belgium) since 1980.
  • Flag of Ireland Cork (Ireland) since 1982.
  • Flag of Algeria Setif (Algeria) since 1982.
  • Flag of France Rennes-les-Bains (Aude, France) since 1985.
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China Jinan (Shandong, China) since 1985.
  • Flag of Kazakhstan Almaty (Kazakhstan) since 1991.
  • Flag of Poland Poznań (Poland) since 1998.
  • Flag of Romania Sibiu (Romania) since 1999.
  • Flag of Mali Plateau Dogon (Mali) since 1999

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Broadcasting facilities

  • Transmitter Rennes-Thourie

The transmitter Rennes-Thourie is a facility for broadcasting on the mediumwave frequency 711 kHz with 300 kW near Rennes, France. ...

References

  1. ^ Rennes.maville.com Le projet de nouvelle ligne du métro sur les rails

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Rennes is the seat of an archbishop and a prefect, headquarters of the X. army corps and centre of an acadmie (educational division).
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Rennes is the capital of the région of Brittany, in France.
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