Place des Lices

Rennes
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Food and Drink

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

In medieval times this square was the home of jousting tournaments in the city of Rennes. Bordered by beautiful half-timber houses from the Middle Ages, today it is home to Rennes' famous Saturday morning market.

With over 300 producers sellling their wares from all over Brittany, you'll find much on offer to taste and savour. From local Cocou de Rennes chickens to shellfish from the coastal towns, and fruity cider to regional salted butter, you are sure to find your mouth watering as you browse the many stalls.

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.

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.

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...

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.