BRITTANY WITH KIDS: RENNES
France is one of my favorite countries and it is such a wonderful place to visit with children: amazing food and wine, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful villages, cities full of art and history, charming shops and caffées everywhere and of course their delicious croissants!
After visiting Normandy, today I wanted to share with you World Kids’ personal guide to Rennes, the capital of the region of Brittany.
Where to stay: Balthazar Hotel & Spa
We chose this hotel for its great location (nestled in the heart of Rennes) and family friendly amenities. It is a beautiful contemporary designed hotel that offers the most exquisite breakfast you can imagine: homemade crepes and pies, a collection of jams and honey supplied by local producers, fresh fruit juices, a wide variety of French cheeses…
And, let’s not forget their welcoming pastries…
Where to eat:
If you want to have a taste of the traditional french cuisine, I would recommend the elegant brasserie La Paix in the heart of the city (Placé de la Republique).
If you want to enjoy some delicious galettes (salad crepes) and crepes (sweet), then head directly to the Creperie La Saint Georges (rue Jules Simon). The whole family loved this restaurant!
And for a nice brunch I would recommend Café Albertine (rue de Lanjuinais 10). You can enjoy a great caffée while your kids play in the kids’area.
What to see:
Rennes has a lot to offer and everything is in walking distance. From the Place de la Mairie to the Parlament de Bretagne, its historic center also includes the Cathedral of Saint Peter.
But our favorite place to visit was the Parc du Thador. These French-style gardens are classified as one of the most beautiful parks in France.
You can find more information and ideas for your trip to Rennes at Visit Rennes.