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Les Champs Libres

Featuring the Museum of Brittany, the Espace des Sciences with the planetarium, the city library and temporary exhibition rooms, the Champs Libres is a major centre for culture in Rennes and its Metropolitan district.

Designed by world-famous architect Christian de Portzamparc, the building is located in the centre of Rennes on the Place aux Cultures, near the railway station.

Museum of Brittany

The museum hosts three permanent exhibitions:
- “Brittany - a world in microcosm”: a glance back at Brittany’s history,
- “A thousand and one images”: audio-visual presentation of Brittany,
- “The Dreyfus Affair”.
Two temporary exhibitions will also be on display all year round.


Musée de Bretagne







Espace des Sciences

This centre covers 2,000m² and features:
- Merlin’s laboratory, an area for exploring where visitors can enjoy discovering 30 science experiments at their own pace,
-  The earth room
- The Eureka room, which houses temporary exhibitions,
- A planetarium with a 95-seat hemispherical room.

Scientific events and lectures are held on a regular basis.


Séance de planétarium à l'Espace des Sciences

City Library

The library has 6 floors with a seating capacity of 565 and contains 500,000 documents, 180,000 of which may be borrowed.

There is also a “citizen’s corner” with a wide range of national and international newspapers and magazines.


Les Champs Libres


10 cours des Alliés
Tel: +33 (0)2 23 40 66 00 
M° Gare ou Charles de Gaulle

Opening hours: 
Tuesday from 12 pm to 9 pm.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12 pm to 19 pm.
Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 7 pm.
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays (French calendar).