Gently sloping down to the banks of the river Vilaine, Tanneurs park, open to the public, is situated in the green corridor which stretches from the city centre to the lush green Saint-Martin meadows. Some 90 trees, including large chestnuts and redwoods, tower over the paths of this English-style garden. Standing above the park is a late-19th-century villa, which belonged to families of tanners for several generations. The villa was acquired by Rennes City Council in 1999 and is now home to a European institution, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR).
- Open every day from 8am to 5.30pm in winter and from 8.15am to 8.15pm in summer.
- Entrances: 6 rue Saint-Martin, from rue François Menez by the garden of the drying shed and by rue des Tanneurs.
- To get there by metro: line B, Jules Ferry station (800m away) | by bus: line 12, Youth Hostel stop | with STAR le vélo: Youth Hostel station | by car: parking nearby