Guided tour of the historical centre of Rennes
See the historical centre of Rennes from a new perspective with this guided tour of the city's history and heritage. Discover the Flamboyant Gothic architecture of Saint-Yves Chapel, the winding streets lined with colourful half-timbered houses and the décor inspired by Roman basilicas as you stroll through the centre of Rennes. The Portes Mordelaises, a castle entrance gate with two towers, is a wonderful example of defensive mediaeval heritage, while the City Hall, its square and the square that houses the Parlement of Brittany building transport you to the era of Gabriel, chief architect to King Louis XV. As you contemplate this impressive historical architecture, let your eyes wander to the remarkable private mansions built for those "men of the Parlement".