Parc du Thabor

Rennes
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

Sitting in the heart of town, the Parc du Thabor stretches across 10 acres and is one of the most beautiful gardens in France. A landscaped garden in what was once the orchard of one of France's oldest abbeys, the Parc has many themed gardens including an English garden, a French garden and a botanical garden.

Take a picnic and spend a few hours amongst the exotic fountains, statues and the rainbow colours of the plants. In summer, the gardens often play host to outdoor events in the city with classical concerts, musical theatre, poetry readings and more.

 

Nearby attractions

Built in the early 1600s, the Parlement de Bretagne is a magnificent palace which took over half a century to build. Recently restored following a fire in 1994, the building now houses the Court of Appeal.

Place des Lices, once the home of jousting tournaments, is today home to Rennes' famous Saturday morning market, one of the largest in France.

This stunning futuristic complex houses the Museum of Brittany (Musée de Bretagne), the City Library (Bibliotheque) and the Science Centre (Espace des Sciences) all on one site.

No need to go out of town to enjoy the great outdoors in Rennes, Adrenaline Forest (Forêt Adrénaline) is a treetop adventure park just on the edge of town in the Parc de Gayuelles.

Places to visit nearby

Rennes in Brittany is a vibrant capital city of impressive architecture, excellent shopping and wonderful gastronomic delights.

Fougères in Brittany is a charming town that is home to the Château de Fougères, the largest medieval fortress in Europe.

Dinan in Brittany is a charming riverside town, full of medieval history, with a 13th century castle and ramparts that encircle this well-preserved sanctuary where time has stood still.