Somewhat tucked away but it’s always a friendly spot to enjoy coffee, lunch, or even spend a few hours working.
2 rue Saint-Melaine
The shop you have to visit: run by local makers, it’s brimming with lovely pieces that are hand-made or were sourced all over Europe. Make sure you check every corner!
12 place du Champ Jacquet
A selection of niche cosmetic brands to suit any budget, with on-point advice from David, the man behind the operation, and Camille, the cosmetics expert.
3 rue du Chapitre
A little bit further along the same street, you will find accessories, interior decor items, and illustrations.
12 rue du Chapitre
Whether you sit inside or out on the pretty terrace shaded by trees, you will never be disappointed with a burger or salad at Les Brocanteurs. Special mention for the veggie burger, the Princess Leia.
2 place du Calvaire
A green space in the heart of the city that is both floral and wild. Don’t forget to see it all: the rose garden is beautiful.
Lemonade or raspberry pie, chocolate cake, or a savoury toastie. It doesn’t matter, it’s all amazing!
2 rue des Fossés
Verdoyant is a tiny shop selling plants, pretty flowers, and plants made up to be given as gifts.
4 rue Hoche
If you love graphic novels as much as I do, the M’enfin bookshop is a real goldmine. It can be hard to leave empty-handed!
13 rue Victor Hugo
Near the Breton Parliament, this Irish bar has a friendly atmosphere all the way to close. Perfect for blending in with the locals to watch a match on the TV.
7 place du Parlement de Bretagne
There’s loads more great places in Rennes, including:
- La Terrasse, the café-restaurant in the Parc du Thabor, a nice spot right in the middle of the park.
- Café Albertine, at any time of day/10 rue Comté de Lanjuinais
- Kitchenette for lunch of a snack/2 rue Jules Simon
- And Les Petits Papiers, a nice little shop selling paper products/ 2 place Saint-Germain