Rennes

The grand city of Rennes is urban Brittany at its most charming.

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Historic cobbled streets lined with bars, shops and pretty terraces link together churches, parks and museums in a city that offers intimacy during daytime and friendly Breton cheer when the sun goes down.

Arriving at Rennes Brittany Airport

Flybe operates seasonal flights from London City Airport to Rennes Brittany Airport (Saint-Jacques), which sits four miles (7km) southwest of the city in the commune of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande. Regular bus services depart from the junction of Avenue Joseph Le Brix and Avenue Jules Vallès, 300m from the terminal building, transporting you to the centre of Rennes within 20 minutes.

Rail transfers involve a 15-minute walk to the nearest SNCF station at Saint-Jacques de la Lande, but from here the journey to Gare de Rennes takes just five minutes. Taxis, which depart from the rank outside the arrivals hall, provide a simpler (though, naturally, more expensive) option. The price is indicated on the cab’s meter, but note that over-sized baggage may incur a surcharge.