During your stay in Rennes, enjoy discovering the main monuments and the architecture of the capital of Brittany.
The pan-de-bois (timber framing) tradition can be explain by the numerous forests around the city. In Rennes, just like in the whole Brittany duchy, the constant presence of timber framing constructions until the middle of the 17th century extends the medieval tradition beyond the Middle-Ages’ limits.The one-week fire of September 1720 resulted in the loss of 900 houses and buildings. Nevertheless, many timber framing houses remain near the epicenter of the city.
The Mont Saint Michel
The Mont Saint Michel is a French commune located in the south-west of the Manche Departement and the Lower Normandy region, at 58 km from Saint-Malo. It was named after the rocky islet where the abbey dedicated to Saint-Michael was built.
Its architecture and its bay made it the third most visited touristic site in France with more than three million visitors each year. Since 1979, the monument is considered as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Dinan is a fortified city with ramparts because in the past the city was defended by a castle. It is a unique medieval town in Brittany, located 34 km from Saint Malo. Dinan is ranked as a city of Art and History.
Between land and sea the city proposes many walks on foot, by bicycle or boat. Dinan has 71 historical monuments like the Castle, the Saint-Sauveur Basilica and other unmissable sites like the Jerzual street and the organ.
Saint-Malo is known to be the hot spot of tourism in Brittany !
The city is well-known for its major events and places like the Route du Rhum, the comic book convention Quai des Bulles, the Cité Corsaire, its fine sandy beaches, the Thalasso and the aquarium etc.
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