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St. Sauveur

City: Rennes       State: N/A       Country: France
The church of St-Sauveur is to the west of the Place de la Mairie in Rennes. Beyond this is the Cathedral of St-Pierre, a very old foundation which was completely rebuilt in the 19th C. It has a west front in classical style, with two towers built between 1541 and 1703. The most notable feature of the spacious interior is a very beautiful altar (German school) in the last chapel in the south aisle. In the narrow streets south of the Cathedral many old houses have been preserved. A short distance west of the Cathedral is the Porte Mordelaise, a relic of the town's 15th C. defenses.

Climate | When to Visit

Visit during: June to September

Directions | How to Reach

By Air: Rennes airport has many flights to and from Southampton and Belfast operated by Flybe and Cork with Aerlingus which has good offers. The airport is less than 5km away from the city center, and bus No 57 links it with the city. Saint-Malo Airport is only One hour away, Dinard's airport offers other cheap options. By Rail: Gare de Rennes is the easiest way to get to Rennes from Paris through Gare Montparnasse. There are TGVs almost every 30-35 minutes and the ride is just 2hrs in total. The Rennes Train Station also provides train service to Nantes, Quimper, St. Brieuc, and other cites in Brittany. By Road: Rennes has also an international and local bus station, which is next to the rail station. This is a place from where buses such as Euro Lines arrive in the city.

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