- Rennes through the eyes of -
Let there be light! This phrase was invented for Antoinette Parrau. Firstly, because it springs up from her gracious smile and lights up her sweet mischievous look and then because it is also her subject and passion. As a designer, she reflects on transforming the light and staging it. Light frames, light variation blinds and more, her creations are an invitation to gently slip into her world full of poetry and wit. When she is not in the limelight, Antoinette Parrau works to imagine delicate jewellery, stylish and fashionable, for her label ParisRennes. Child of fashion, she comes from a family of tailors and Rennes is her home port.
In 2003, Tomoko Uemura came to Rennes and never left. Musician and greeter, this eclectic artist lives Rennes at 200%. 9758 km. It is the distance travelled by Tomoko, between Fukuoka - her hometown on the island of Kyushu - and Rennes. This pretty young woman, passionate and optimistic, has a remarkable strength of character. Open to the world, she likes to work on new projects ... without ever moving away from Rennes for any significant time. She is fascinated by the stone and likes the town for its serenity and festivities. The city resembles her; smiling, lively, open.
From its most significant history to the tiniest corners of the map, Séverine Even knows Rennes inside out. Of course she does, she was born here. It is also her job. Severine Even is a lecturer and guide at the Rennes tourist office. In all weather, she walks the city revealing it to visitors. Her aim? To share her love of it with them.
A culinary journalist talks about food, meets the chefs, writes about local products. There are less pleasant jobs out there. In Rennes, Olivier Marie is known as the white wolf in almost every kitchen. Especially those he favours with his pen: the quality gastronomy, those who work with local, fresh and seasonal produce. All Rennes citizens are aware that they are spoiled for choice to eat well in their own city. So, to whet your appetite, we decided to meet someone who knows it best.
In oilskin country, Bikini Machine gets wet to defend the soul of a rock city. Definitely rock. It is a place were we like bars, partying and the energy of an ever creative music scene. Long-time friends, the fourty-somethings of Bikini Machine watched the Rennes grow. Now they are part of it; 60's rock and garage soul. Follow the guides to discover a city must be experienced as it is visited.
The science space is the busiest scientific culture centre in France. Its owes much of its success to Christopher Couzelin who stages the exhibitions. They cover a range of subjects from biodiversity, to the digital world to prehistory. The people of Rennes love it.