The 5 Best Airbnbs in Rennes, France

Rennes, France.
Rennes, France. | © maziarz/Shutterstock
Photo of Holly Howard
7 September 2018

The medieval French city of Rennes in northwest France is known for its attractive timbered houses and impressive parliament building. This university city attracts visitors each year for a slice of Brittany’s rich history and culture, so be sure to check out our favourite Airbnbs dotted about the pretty streets, offering up traditional charm and simplicity.

Explore Rennes from an exceptional two suite apartment

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Bourgeois apartment in Rennes
Bourgeois apartment in Rennes | Courtesy of Philippe/Airbnb

This is the type of accommodation that you wished you could take home with you: an apartment of quintessential French grandeur with high, moulded ceilings, parquet floors and spacious rooms. The highlight of this apartment is certainly the sitting/dining room with four French windows looking out onto the streets below, illuminated by two chandeliers. The modern kitchen and bathroom facilities are not always guaranteed in period apartments but they’re finished to a high standard.

Stay in an Authentic barge docked in city centre

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Brittany 1930s barge | Courtesy of Airbnb

Who needs apartment living in Rennes when you can make a barge your home during your stay? This 1930s centrally docked barge is comprised of three bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a bath. There is an outside dining area for warm evenings canal-side and overall makes for a comfortable and unique city accommodation. Perfect for a rustic French adventure.

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  • Old French charm meets contemporary chic

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    Stylishly renovated apartment in Rennes | Courtesy of Airbnb

    A large apartment in the centre of Rennes with original features and modern, stylish decor throughout. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is well-designed and maintained, with light flooding in from traditional windows down its length and double French doors connecting the sitting and dining rooms. The colourful, modern accents set off the traditional features with ease. A beautiful base from which to explore the city below.

    Charming medieval Brittany cottage in the city centre

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    A rare accommodation find in the heart of Rennes
    A rare accommodation find in the heart of Rennes | Courtesy of Julien/Airbnb

    A magical, medieval find in the centre of Rennes. Listed as a historical monument, this traditional two-bedroom cottage is nestled in a leafy courtyard right around the corner from the main streets of Rennes. The views into the courtyard are so picturesque that it feels like a fairy tale. Lots of seating and great kitchen facilities make this a practical, self-catering city break as well as an aesthetic one!

    Stylish studio in 18th century-listed building

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    Natural features and bold accents in this attractive studio | Courtesy of Airbnb

    This stunningly snug studio offers up everything two travellers could want for their stay in Rennes. Located in a quintessential building in the historic centre, it’s small in size but packs a punch on style and substance. A cute TV area separated by the original beams, a dining table for romantic meals and a modern kitchenette as well as an equipped private bathroom show that functionality and elegance can sit effortlessly side by side.