Rennes is an interesting city located in the east of Brittany, in northwestern France. This capital of the Bretagne region was completely destroyed in 1720 by a drunken carpenter who managed to set fire to the whole city.
Despite this tragedy, there is still plenty to see in Rennes today. One of the most famous buildings in Rennes is the 17th century Parlement de Bretagne, which is home to the Rennes Court of Appeals. The Basilica Saint-Sauveur is also located in the historic centre of Rennes. To get a feel for the history of this great city, take a stroll down the roads of Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Georges, or de Saint-Malo to view the colourful traditional timber frame houses. Other site worthy of mention are the former St. Yves chapel (now the tourist bureau and a museum about historic Rennes), Place Saint Anne and the Saint-Aubin Church, and the Notre-Dame en Saint-M laine Church.
If you need a break from sightseeing, visit the Parc Thabor, a magnificent formal French garden on 10 hectares of land. Or visit one of Rennes many fine museums, specifically, the Mus e des Beaux Arts (Art Gallery), the Mus e de Bretagne (Museum of Brittany), or the Museum of Farming and Rennes Countryside. For a little nightime entertainment, stroll La rue Saint-Michel, nicknamed rue de la soif (road of thirst) because of the number of bars all along the street.