Parlement of Brittany, Rennes

Parlement of Brittany, Rennes (must see)

The Parlement of Brittany was a court of justice, under France’s Ancien Régime, with its seat at Rennes. Plans were drawn by the city architect, German Gaultier and reviewed by Salomon of Brush (designer of the facades). Built in a restrained style, the parliament of Brittany decided to site the palace in the heart of the city of Rennes, where the parliamentary representatives have sat ever since 1655. The building has been recently restored, following severe fire damage on February 5, 1994, a consequence linked to the violent demonstrations of the local fishermen. Adapted to the requirements of the 21st century, the Court of Appeal of Rennes was able to resume the activities of the previous centuries. Other, newer buildings in the city are home to the various forms of justice.
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Parlement of Brittany on Map

Sight Name: Parlement of Brittany
Sight Location: Rennes, France (See walking tours in Rennes)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Rennes, France

Create Your Own Walk in Rennes

Create Your Own Walk in Rennes

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rennes is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Rennes Introduction Walking Tour

Rennes Introduction Walking Tour

The capital of Brittany in the northwest of France, Rennes is renowned for its medieval half-timbered architecture and grand Rennes Cathedral. The local Parc du Thabor features a rose garden and aviary, while the local Museum of Fine Arts, situated on the southern bank of the Vilaine river, displays collection of Botticelli, Rubens and Picasso works. The Champs Libres cultural center is a home to...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Museums and Art Galleries Walk

Museums and Art Galleries Walk

The city of Rennes invests heavily in art and culture, it features numerous museums and art galleries that are well worth visiting. If you consider yourself an admirer of art, take this self-guided walking tour and admire the city's art side.The city of Rennes invests heavily in art and culture, it features numerous museums and art galleries that are well worth visiting. If you consider...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Architecture Jewels

Architecture Jewels

Rennes is known as a city of art and history, it has plenty to offer its visitors. Among which, a number of beautiful historic monuments. Most of the city's “monuments historiques" can also be found within the historic city center and can be covered in a single tour. Take this tour to the most fabulous buildings in the city of Rennes.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

Rennes is a city rich with religious heritage and has plenty to offer for the religious oriented traveler. Among the most important religious sights, you will find the Rennes Cathedral, Saint-Yves Chapel, Jacobite Convent, and many more places of worship. Take this walking tour to see the best religious places Rennes can offer.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles