Car Hire Rennes St Jacques Airport
Find your perfect car hire at Rennes St Jacques AirportBrittany’s cosmopolitan capital city, Rennes is the perfect starting point for your road trip around the attractions of northern France. Pick up your Avis hire car from the nearby Rennes St Jacques Airport and discover the joys of Brittany for yourself.
Plan your journey from Rennes St Jacques AirportRebuilt in 1720 after much of it was destroyed in a fire, the city of Rennes has a cosmopolitan, alternative feel, different to the rest of ancient Brittany. Located at a crossroads between north-west France’s biggest cities, Rennes is a vibrant and lively hub, which acts as the gateway to all that Brittany has to offer. From Rennes St Jacques Airport it’s just 20 minutes’ drive to the city centre.
The capital of Brittany, Rennes is a lively student centre and the city buzzes with a youthful air. While a modern city, its medieval quarter is a labyrinth of ancient buildings and winding streets that are a joy to explore.
If there’s one must-see site in Rennes, it’s the beautiful gardens of Thabor. With hundreds of different species of rose, tropical gardens and striking European trees, Thabor is an oasis of tranquility and peace. Spend an afternoon strolling through the park gardens here.
For the best of local life, pay a visit to Le marché des Lices, a large market in the centre of town. Bustling with activity, you can pick up delicious French produce, from fresh seafood to local cheese and wine.
From Rennes St Jacques Airport, Brittany is yours to explore.
Beyond Rennes St Jacques AirportIn the very heart of Brittany, Rennes makes for a great base to tour this incredible region of France from. With your Avis car hire, the best of north west France is within easy reach.
Mont Saint Michel
The third most visited monument in France, Mont Saint Michel is nothing short of unforgettable. Accessible at low tide, this rocky islet sits just off of the coast of Normandy and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. On the island, the famous Norman Benedictine Abbey of St Michel is a gothic wonder, dominating the skyline. Just an hour’s drive north along the A84 from Rennes, the unrivalled beauty of Mont Saint Michel awaits.
For a quintessential French destination, look no further than the fishing village of Cancale. Known for its delicious seafood, the local oysters are a particular delicacy. Cancale is just under an hour’s drive north along the D137 from Rennes and has a plethora of quayside restaurants and stunning views over the beautiful Baie de Saint Michel. Here, you’ll be immersed in the laidback way of life and charmed by the sparkling shores.
With your Avis hire car, the sights of Brittany couldn’t be easier to explore. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the drive.