Direction Rennes, capital of Brittany
It’s not always necessary to cross a border to get that taste of escape that makes any holiday great. A Nice-Rennes flight is proof. Take off from the French Riviera - the most Latin of French regions - and land in Brittany, the most Celtic. That’s the magic of France: in less than 2 hours, the time it takes to fly direct from Nice to Rennes, you’ll find yourself in a radically different atmosphere. One full of timber-framed houses, indulgent buckwheat waffles, and more than that a city that walks the line between past and future.
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Your Nice-Rennes direct flight
You have your choice of several airlines. But to make things easy, they all fly out of the same terminal! Nice-Rennes flights with Volotea, Hop! Air France and easyJet all depart form Terminal 2.
Whichever airline is taking you to Brittany, start your trip off on the right foot and, more importantly, on time! Which means arriving early enough at the airport! Arrive at the airport at least one hour before departure, and add an additional 15 minutes should you need to go to the airline counter to check bags or collect your ticket.
Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 2 Arrival airport Rennes Bretagne Airport
Arriving in Rennes
The Rennes Bretagne Airport is ideally located just 15 minutes from the centre of Rennes. You have several options for getting to the centre:
- take the bus. Two bus lines leave from the airport: the C6 and the 57. The Air Libre stop is near the terminal (300 metres to your left as you exit). There’s a bus every 15 minutes for the C6 and every 30 minutes for line 57. Both will take you to the Place de la République in around 30 minutes.
- take the train. The SNCF Saint-Jacques de la Lande stop is a 15 minute walk from the airport. The TER (regional train) stops regularly and will get you to the centre in just 5 minutes.
- take a taxi. You’ll find a taxi stand just in front of the Arrivals Hall. A trip to the city centre will cost around €20.
- hire a car. There are 6 agencies with counters in the Arrivals Hall of the airport.
What to do in
Brittany is a bit like lava cake. Some people go at it from the sides while others prefer to dive right into its chocolaty heart. The latter sojourn in Rennes! The Ille-et-Vilaine prefecture is the heart of Brittany, and the Paimpont forest is just nearby. It is also known as Brocéliande, legendary home of Merlin, King Arthur's magician. Perhaps it's this proximity that makes Rennes so enchanting. Or perhaps it's the city’s irresistible vitality. But whether you're a resident or just visiting, Rennes will always be one of the most agreeable cities in France
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A city of culture, a region with incredible scenery - Rennes and its surroundings have everything needed to entice you and make your holiday there both relaxing and fascinating. But who to share it with? Perhaps with your better half. Picturesque walks, first-rate museums, and unforgettable dining: Beautiful Brittany is perfect for a romantic getaway.
Are the kids begging to come? Bring them along! You’ll find plenty to fill up your days. On the program for a family holiday: a trip to space at the Rennes Science Centre and Planetarium, or a concert at Transmusicales, the headlining festival in this music-loving city, which made Etienne Daho and Niagara household names in France. You can also spend a day in Thabor Park, roaming around its 10 hectares of landscaped gardens in the middle of the city, or go chasing after the Holy Grain on bike or horseback along the towpaths of the Vilaine, a river in the Brocéliande forest. Whatever you do, follow it up with an indulgent snack of sugary crepes or a kouign amann, a buttery regional delight.
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- Like the Dukes of Brittany on coronation day, cross the drawbridge of one of the two Mordelaises Gates, medieval rampart vestiges, and head for Saint-Pierre, a remarkable cathedral that melds beauty with simplicity.
- Stroll through the picturesque streets of the old city and admire the lovely timber-framed houses with their colourful façades. There are nearly 300 of them!
- Push open the doors of the Parliament of Brittany, the most famous building in the city. This magnificent 17th century palace was restored after a major fire in 1994. Frescos, paintings, gildings and coffered ceilings are a perfect testament to the splendour of the Sun King.
- Visit a museum: the Beaux Arts (with paintings by Rubens, De la Tour, Gauguin and more); the Brittany Museum, to gain a better understanding of the region; or the Science Centre, where fun meets learning.
- Take the whole family out on an electric boat and navigate your way down the Vilaine which, with its beautiful green banks, makes for a lovely day trip.
- Give into temptation and fill up on the best Brittany has to offer with a bolet of cider or a buckwheat galette filled with andouille de Guémené sausage. Some places to try: La Motte-Picquet, La Maison de Joséphine, La Rozell (for its secret terrace), and the Saint-Georges.
- Block out a Saturday morning for the Marché des Lices, the second largest market in France with over 300 local producers. It's been serving Rennes for four centuries!
- Head for the beach. Bathed by the Channel, the beautiful city of Saint-Malo is just 45 minutes away, and an hour by train from Rennes (with around 20 trains per day).
- Crawl (or paddle) your way around one of the 10 most beautiful pools in the world (according to Architectural Digest): the Saint-Georges city pool, an Art Deco wonder.
- Fly like a bird. Just a few kilometres from the city centre, the Cap Malo shopping centre is home to AirFly, a freefall simulator. Get the same feelings as a real skydive, open to ages 5 and up. Nearby you’ll find go carts, golfing, bowling, indoor football, and more.
Regular flights Nice - Rennes RNS
Flights per day :
- Mon 1
- Tue 1
- Wed 1
- Thu 1
- Fri 1
- Sat 0
- Sun 1
Flights per day :
- Mon 0
- Tue 0
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- Fri 1
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Frequently asked questions
How long is a Nice-Rennes flight?
The average flight time between Nice and Rennes is 1 hour 35 minutes.
Which airlines provide direct service from Nice to Rennes?
easyJet & Air France offer several regular weekly flights to the prefecture of Brittany.
How much does a Nice-Rennes flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Rennes return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 109€
What is the best time of year to visit Rennes?
Spring for lovers of the outdoors, summer for enjoying both the city and the sea, and year-round for anyone looking for fun, sightseeing, and culture. Rennes is lively all four seasons of the year. The Transmusicales Festival is proof: Rennes most renowned event takes place at the beginning of December. The rest of the year you’ll find the local agenda filled with numerous festivals, starting with the International Magic Festival in January, the Mythos Festival which blends art, eloquence and gastronomy in April, and Stunfest in May, a festival no European video gamer should miss. Summer brings the Grand Braderie of Rennes in June - France's 2nd largest flea market after that of Lille - as well as the Yaouank Festival, the biggest fest-noz (traditional music festival) in Brittany.
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