Rennes, the capital of Brittany, is a popular destination for holidaymakers by rental car for many reasons. The lively, modern city has retained many historical landmarks. They are proud of their Celtic roots and their own cultural identity. The nearby monastery island of Mont Saint-Michel is famous. Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande Airport (IATA code: RNS) is located a few kilometres south-west of the city centre. You can rent a car directly at the airport or in the city. Another option is to book a rental car conveniently and cheaply before departure via the Internet and pick it up at the airport upon arrival.
One of the most famous districts of Rennes is the historic old town. With a rental car you can reach the city centre from the airport in a short time. The narrow cobblestone streets and the excellently preserved half-timbered houses invite you to take a leisurely stroll . This is followed by a visit to the impressive Palais du parlement de Bretagne. Relax in the famous Parc du Thabor. The extensive grounds include the botanical gardens of Rennes.
If you book a cheap rental car for your trip to France, choose a suitable insurance cover . The car should be as fully protected as possible and the contractual clauses should suit your personal needs. Before departure, find out above all under which conditions the insurance cover expires - for example in case of negligence or disregard of regulations.
Occasional driver changes are practical and useful. If you are travelling with a rental car, all potential drivers must be officially registered with the car rental company so that the insurance cover is always guaranteed. For each additional driver the same registration conditions apply as for the main driver of the rental vehicle. Even if you rent the car in advance, you can complete the necessary formalities at the airport car rental.
The deposit for the car rental deposit is almost always the same credit card that you use to pay the rental fee at the car rental company. Other payment methods are rarely accepted when renting cars. The deposit serves as collateral for the landlord. If additional payments are required - for example a claim with a deductible or a fine - the car rental company can offset this against the deposit.
|Road categories||highest speed|
|Inner cities||50 km/h|
|Out of town||90 - 100 km/h|
Pay attention to signs and markings on the curb when parking in the cities.
A fully comprehensive option is recommended for sufficient protection for the rental car. As a rule, you can choose whether you take out insurance with or without a deductible. A fully comprehensive insurance without excess is favourable for claims settlement. In this case, no further costs will be charged against the deposit.
From Rennes you can easily drive to other beautiful cities in France. Nantes, Bordeaux and Paris are only a few hours away. If you prefer not to return to Rennes, it is worth renting a car with one-way or oneway rental. It allows you, for an extra charge, to return the car to another pick up point of the car rental company.
If you want to get to know the reburdened, contemporary race, one of the beautiful open-air festivals is the right time. Artistic performances and live music attract numerous visitors to the city centre. A must is a visit to the Marché des Lices weekly market. Colourful flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables transform the market place into a bright sea of colours. At the same time, the scents of the regional specialities tempt you to try them out. Les Champs Libres is the new cultural centre of the city. The modern building complex includes a current science exhibition and a planetarium.
Art and culture shape the character of the city. With the rental car of the car rental you can easily visit the numerous museums and exhibitions. The Musée des Beaux Arts is one of the most beautiful museums in the country. As the capital of Brittany, Rennes also has detailed information on the history and culture of Brittany. In the Musée de Bretagne you will find exceptional collections and exhibits on this subject. Something special is the Ecomusée du Pays de Rennes in the south of the city, which provides unusual insights into the development of agriculture and the way of life of the rural population.