…where everything started!
This summer we’ve decided to visit France. In the last past summers, we’ve always flew to USA because we are in love with that amazing country, but this time we’ve chosen Europe instead.
We left the 10th of August. Flew to Paris where we had the coincidence for Rennes.
As soon as we arrived it started raining and it continued for the entire holiday with a few Sunny days of break.
We were prepared. We’ve packed the right clothes for that kind of weather, but I didn’t renounce to bring a swimsuit…You never know!
Rennes, the capital of the Brittany, it’s a very quite nice city in the nord-west of France. Just few kms to the coast and to the main turistique attractions as Dinard, St. Malo and Mont Saint Michel…That we’ve visited. They are very “commercial” but once you are there you can’t miss them!
We started the day with a full breakfast. You need lots of energy to walk through the city and so we had coffe, orange juice, bread, butter and jam and lots of Viennoiserie (little pastry)…
I adore hotel’s breakfast!!!
The city was pretty empty, the majority of the stores were closed (because of Summer) and the rest of the stores close at 6.00 pm! That means not too much shopping!!!
In the main square they created a kind of beach (no sand!) where to stay and relax with friends listening music, reading books, having an aperitif, drink a beer… We sat there when it wasn’t raining!
The city has celtic influence, with little streets and cobblestone. Nice and calm it’s very fascinating. It’s more a big village than a city.
You better be careful to watch your step when you walk. You’ll find yourself looking up to the sky!
You’ll be capturated by beautiful signs (all the store have it) and the roofs with those cute little windows, the dormer windows.
and the beautiful monuments!
See the difference? The sun bring the best from everything!!!!!!
The sun…most of the time, the weather wasn’t good but as soon as the first ray of light come out, everybody find a place on a table on a chair and enjoy the sun and the hot!
In the very narrow street, that kept their medieval origin, you see the characteristic timber-framed houses.
Flowers and plants everywhere, houses covered with ivy
(Abbaye St. Georges)
Enchanted hidden palaces…
This is my Rennes, a beautiful old city the one you dream of thinking to France.
I think that for now it’s enough!
I don’t wanna bother you and be boring with my trip!
I still have so many things to show you…
Don’t miss it!