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Rennes is the capital of the French Ministry Ille- et- Vilaine, France. The old city center is built on a hill, with the north side being more elevated than the south side. It is at the confluence of two rivers: the Ille and Vilaine. Rennes origin goes back to Roman times, and the University of Rennes is from 1735.

Rennes has a very large IT industry and science park Rennes- Atalante houses laboratories and research departments for a number of French and global technology companies.

Rennes is classified as a city of art and history. The historic center is located on the former plan of the ramparts. There is a difference between the northern and the southern city center because of the 1720 fire. It destroyed most of the half-timbered house in the northern part of the city. The modifications were made in stone, on a grid plan. The southern part, the poorest at this time, was not rebuilt.

Due to the presence of parlement de Bretagne, many " hotels particuliers " built in the northern part was the richest in the 18th century. Most of the monuments Historiques can be found there.

Colorful traditional half-timbered house situated mainly along the roads of Saint - Sauveur, Saint - Georges de Saint - Malo, Saint - Guillaume, des Dames, du Chapitre, Vasselot , Saint - Michel, de la Psallette and around the plazas of Champ - Jacquet, des Lices Saint - Anne and rallies - du- Baty.

Parlement de Bretagne, the administrative and legal center of Brittany, Breton : Breizh Breujoù is the most famous building 17 century in Rennes. It was rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1994 that may have been caused by a flare tennt by a protester during a demonstration. It houses the Rennes Court of Appeal. Plaza area is built on the classic architecture.

The place around Dec Lices is full of hotels particuliers. Raill -du- Baty is tilholdtstedet to the large weekly market, Marché des Lices.

Near Rennes Cathedral ( Cathédrale Saint - Pierre de Rennes) is the rue du Chapitre : Located Hôtel de Blossac. It is from the 16th century polychrome three busts in the façade of 20, Rue du Chapitre.

Now the former St. Yves chapel, lies the tourist offices and a museum about the historical development of Rennes. and the Basilica of Saint - Sauveur.
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