A castle entrance gate with two towers, defended by a drawbridge and featuring two smaller gates for carriages and pedestrians, once led to Mordelles. This symbolic setting was where the future Dukes of Brittany swore an oath to defend Brittany’s freedoms. The mediaeval walls to the west were built on the site of a third-century wall. An artillery platform was added on the fortified gateway (or barbican) to protect this entrance to Rennes.
From September 2018 to 2021, the redevelopment of the Mordelese Gate and the creation of the rampart’s gardens will bring a new perspective to this trace of the city’s past.
> Metro: Ligne A, Sainte-Anne station
> Bus: Lignes C2, C4, C6 and 11, Place de Bretagne stop
> Car: Les Lices car park