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Hôtel de Ville
Did you know that Rennes has its own Panthéon? Come and admire this fascinating memorial in the City Hall. After the fire in 1720, Jacques Gabriel, architect to the king, planned to bring together the city hall, judicial tribunal and clock tower in a single building on a new square. Its concave shape brings to mind buildings designed by the great architects Le Vau and Hardouin-Mansart. It perfectly complements the convex opera house opposite. Famous Breton figures such as Duguay-Trouin, Laënnec, Renan and Chateaubriand are all depicted in its great hall. Look up!