It has a wonderful triangular castle with impressively tall turrets, and within the town there are some well-preserved 15th- and 16th-century houses that are most appealing.
Rennes is the capital of Ille et Vilaine, and what a vibrant city it is! There is a great charm in its medieval streets, and the 50,000 students who study here ensure that there is a profusion of bookshops, cafes and bistros.
It stands at the confluence of the Vilaine and the Oust and, to make matters even more complicated, the Nantes-Brest Canal crosses through the town centre.
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