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Fine Arts Museum

During the French Revolution a number of artworks were seized, in particular those belonging to the former President of the Parlement of Brittany, Christophe-Paul de Robien, and this enabled a fine arts museum to be established. The works are housed in the former university hall, inaugurated in 1855, which in 1911 became the palais des musées, or “museum centre”. Among the various paintings on display are works by major artists such as Veronese, Rubens, Chardin and Picasso, but the museum’s undoubted masterpiece is “The Newborn”, by Georges de La Tour.

20, quai Emile Zola - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0)2 23 62 17 45
@ : museebeauxarts@ville-rennes.fr - www.mbar.org

M° République ou Gares - Bus 6, 7, 40, 64, 67

Open daily from 10am to 12am and 2pm to 6pm. Closed on Mondays and bank holidays. 
Full price €5, reduced price €3 (students), free for under 18's.
 

Musée des Beaux Arts - Patio

Museum of Brittany

The museum hosts three permanent exhibitions:
"A thousand and one images": audio-visual presentation of Brittany.
"Brittany - a world in microcosm": a glance back at Brittany's history.
"The Dreyfus Affair" : In 1894, Captain Dreyfus was accused of spying for Germany. His defenders clamed he was accused because he was Jewish. 

There are also 2 temporary exhibitions which are renewed on a frequent basis.

Les Champs Libres - 10 cours des Alliés - Tel: +33 (0)2 23 40 66 00 
Website : www.musee-bretagne.fr 

M° Gare or Charles de Gaulle stations
Bus (Gare or Charles de Gaulle / Colombier or Champs Libres / Magenta station): 1, 2, 3, 11, 17, 54, 55 and 56
Open hours: Tuesdays from 12am to 9pm (late night opening), Wednesdays,Thursdays and Fridays from 12am to 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 7pm 
Full price €4 - reduced price €3

 
Musée de Bretagne

Ecomusée du pays de Rennes

Housed in La Bintinais farm, part of which dates from the 16th century, this rural museum’s three floors tell the story of five centuries of history, science and techniques, eating habits, lifestyles and agricultural production in the Rennes area. A vast exhibition features tools, costumes, furniture, models, audiovisual displays, an animal trail and a 15-hectare agricultural area.
Tour lasts around 1 hour 30 mins

Tel. +33 (0)2 99 51 38 15 - @: ecomusee.rennes@agglo-rennesmetropole.fr
Website: www.ecomusee-rennes-metropole.fr

The museum is situated to the south of Rennes on the Noyal Chatillon-sur-Seiche road. Tel. +33 (0)2 99 51 38 15
Follow the signs from the south bypass. Head for Avenue Henri Fréville from Rennes centre.
M° Triangle station, ligne 1 direction la poterie, puis prendre la ligne interurbaine 61, direction Saint-Erblon, arrêt le Hil Bintinais tourner à droite et traverser les jardins familiaux en suivant les panneaux jaunes. 

Open daily. Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.
9am to 6pm from April to September / 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm from October to March
Saturdays 2pm to 6pm and Sundays 2pm to 7pm
Full price €5 and reduced price €3 (from 8 to 26 yrs)

 
 

Espace Ferrié - Transmissions museum

The story of transmission from primitive tribe to global village...
For both adults and children, inquisitive novices or well-informed technicians!

The vast 2,400 sqm. museum features a lively, interactive museography and follows the developments of information technologies and civil and military communications throughout the ages, from the first smoke signals, through the Chappe tower, telegraphy and telematics, and finally to satellite transmission systems.

Avenue de la Boulais - BP 61223 - 35512 Cesson Sévigné Cedex - Tel. +33 (0)2 99 84 32 43
@ : musee@espaceferrie.fr - Website: www.espaceferrie.fr

Bus routes 4 - 32 - 40ex (Beaulieu INSA stop)
Car and coach park (for direction see website)
Open from Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12am and from 1.30pm to 6pm. Sundays from 9am to 12am and 1pm to 7pm.
Closed on Tuesdays, Saturdays, Christmas holidays and 1 May.
Prices: €4 - Half price: job seekers... Free for accompanied minors and disabled visitors. School parties and adults are welcome for guided tours by appointment. Audioguides in French, English and German. 

 
 

La Criée - contemporary art centre

This arts centre is located in Place Honoré Commeurec in the centre of Rennes and is housed in the main covered market building designed by the architect Emmanuel Leray in 1923. The spacious building features two exhibition halls, as well as two smaller rooms. 4 to 5 exhibitions are hosted here every season. Although the centre is particularly focused on plastic arts, it also welcomes other forms of living creation (performance, choreography and design).

Place Honoré Commeurec - Rennes - Tel. +33 (0)2 99 79 59 86 (exhibition) or +33(0)2 23 62 25 10 (office)
@ : la-criee@ville-rennes.fr - Website: www.criee.org

M° République

Open from Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 7pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 7pm.
Tours with commentary by request.
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays. Free entry. Accessible to persons with reduced mobility. 

La Criée