How do I find a campsite in Rennes?
Capital of the Brittany region and city of Art and History, Rennes invites its visitors to discover its architectural treasures, from medieval to classical, including the Renaissance. As you walk along, old Rennes offers a wonderful succession of medieval and Renaissance houses, as well as majestic buildings in classical style. The historic centre is ideal for strolling, with its typical cobbled streets, lively squares with café terraces, creperies and shops! In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in Rennes?
Rennes offers a wide range of green spaces for walkers, with 868 hectares, such as the Oberthür park with its beautiful pond, or the Gayeulles leisure centre in the northeast of the city. But its cultural appeal is no less important: just under a hundred buildings are historic monuments, and the city's religious heritage is particularly rich, with the Cathedral of Saint Peter, its classical façade and neoclassical interior, the Jacobins convent on Place Sainte-Anne, or the flamboyant Gothic style Saint-Germain church. You can also admire the many halls built in the 19th century, several mills, and especially the very beautiful half-timbered houses in the Centre district, or others with their colourful or sculpted facades.
Rennes also offers several cultural sites, such as the Théâtre National de Bretagne or the Opéra, and also hosts various festivals such as the Route du Rock in February, Les Tombées de la Nuit (street arts festival) in July, or the Yaouank festival (contemporary Breton music) in November.
Several museums will not fail to fascinate the curious: visit, for example, the Ecomuseum of the Pays de Rennes, the Musée des Beaux-Arts or the Musée de la Danse.
When to go to Rennes?
The city of Rennes is characterised by a north-western oceanic climate, which results in fairly mild winters and hot summers. These characteristics make Rennes a pleasant city to live in. The oceanic climate being characterized by rainfall distributed throughout the year, it is not uncommon to see a rainstorm on the same day following a clear sky and vice versa.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!