8 Stages to discover and hear history… and its stories.
Commentaries read by actors with re-enactments, interviews, music…
Each Stage is a complete audio production of about 4 minutes.
The Capital of Brittany reveals itself through the events which marked its history, its famous characters, majestic architecture and invariable dynamism."Imagine. Duchess Anne of Brittany will become holy here. How old was she ? Just 11 !"
To help reveal her treasures and share her secrets : these interviews…
Pascal Aumasson, conservator from Brittany Museum,
Michel Cabaret, director from Sciences Place in Rennes,
Rachel Gesbert, master chef from Rennes, reveals his favorite recipe,
Dominique Irvoas-Dantec, director of the Rennes Tourist Office, recounts the sacred ritual of the Dukes of Brittany and speaks of the half-timbered houses,
Béatrice Macé, Founding Member and Co-Director of the Transmusicales, describes this musical adventure.
History great ans small : diverse themes
- Water, wood and stone in Rennes
- The Dukes of Brittany
- Tournaments, markets and festivals
- Architecture, historical monuments, and the evolution of the half-timbered house
- The great fire of 1720 and the one that destroyed Parliament
- The Thabor Gardens
- The second trial of Alfred Dreyfus
- The Ermine, emblem of Brittany
- The city's festivals
…and these encounters
Théophile Lavallé, writer;Anne de Bretagne, Duchess;Toussaint Guillaume de la Motte-Picquet, soldier;Bertrand Du Guesclin, valiant knight; Salomon de Brosse et Jacques Gabriel, architects;François-René de Chateaubriand, stroller and writer;Alfred Jarry, father of père Ubu;Emile Zola, defender of the Dreyfus cause;Louise Tissot, journalist-activist;Isidore Odorico, mosaic artist…