Barre Saint-Just

Rue du Général Guillaudot
35000 Rennes

08 91 67 35 35

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Barre Saint-Just


Barre Saint-Just

This building was designed in 1963 and completed in 1969. The original tiller (barre) design was discarded because it wouldn’t have blended into the landscape. The solution chosen by architect Georges Maillols to provide a hundred flats was a cross-shaped building with four asymmetrical wings converging into a pyramid shape. The sides of the building feature spacious terraces lined with flower beds. The unusual design has earned Barre Saint-Just the nickname of ocean liner.

Practical information:

  • Getting there by metro: lines a and b, Sainte-Anne station | By bus: lines C1, C3, 10 and 12, Sévigné stop | STAR station, the bicycle: Place Hoche | By car: parking place Saint-Melaine, parking Hoche
  • Visible from the outside only