A farm in the middle of the city? The former Bintinais farm, now an ecomuseum, is full of surprises. Travel back in time and find out about the history and traditions of the Rennes area. The originality of the ecomuseum lies in the fact that it uses the story of a farm to retrace five centuries of day-to-day life for men and women in the 40 villages and communities that make up the Rennes area today. Discover the area’s local heritage and history as you explore the farm, with its farmhouse, cellar, fields, preservation orchard and a herd of 19 hardy breeds.
> Winter hours (October 1 to March 31): Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm, Saturday from 2pm to 6pm, Sunday from 2pm to 7pm. (closed on Mondays and public holidays)
> Summer hours: Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 6pm (picnic on site), Saturday from 2pm to 6pm, Sunday from 2pm to 7pm. (closed on Mondays and public holidays)
> By metro: Line A, Triangle station then 15 minutes on foot (exit the station, turn left south, cross the bridge over the ring road and cross the allotment gardens following the yellow signs)
> By bus: Line 61, stop Le Hil-Bintinais (turn right and cross the allotment gardens following the yellow signs)
> By car: From the ring road, between the Nantes and Angers exits, several exit options are available (n°6b – Porte de l’Alma / n°5b – Porte du Blosne) then follow the signs “Écomusée du pays de Rennes”. From the centre of Rennes: Take rue de l’Alma, follow the signs, direction Noyal-Châtillon sur Seiche.