Car hire at Rennes Airport
Car hire at Rennes Airport
Rennes Airport (RNS) - or Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport, to give it its full name - is an international airport six kilometres southwest of Rennes. It can be accessed via the D177 roadway and is an ideal destination for those planning a trip in the beautiful and historic Brittany region of France.
What I need to know
Rennes Airport car hire customers can choose from a number of different providers, so it pays to compare car hire prices using our website. We offer free cancellation, no credit card fee and have helped more than five million travellers in over 170 countries, so you can expect a high quality of customer service.
Where to pick up my car
The Rennes Airport car rental desks are located in the terminal building, in front of the arrival hall, so it should be easy to find the provider you've selected and pick up your vehicle with a minimum of fuss. From there, it's only a short journey to Rennes itself.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
As the capital of the Brittany region, Rennes is a thriving and picturesque city known for its medieval half-timbered houses and historic buildings such as Rennes Cathedral and the Parlement de Bretagne. Visitors can also take in its many parks, museums and modern cultural attractions, with all sorts of events held throughout the year.
Nearby Rennes Airport
Rennes Airport is within easy driving distance of all of the main attractions of the city centre, as well as nearby areas like the coastal city of Saint-Malo, the scenic Fougeres and the historic Vitre. Many of the locations in the Brittany area have a fairytale quality that make them perfect for sightseeing.
Taking a longer drive, you can reach coastal areas such as Brest and Saint-Nazaire, or possibly take a trip down to Nantes, another of France's most famous cities. You could also pay a visit to the natural parks of Briere, Golfe du Morbihan or Normandie-Maine if you want to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle.
Eating and drinking
Rennes is known for a number of different specialty food products, including its cider, crepes and galette-saucisse, a type of sausage wrapped in a cold pancake. Brittany is also famed for its seafood, milk, vegetables, cheese and meat, so make sure you stop at a market to sample the local produce.
Things to do
While in Rennes, you can visit the local Museum of Fine Arts and see works by the likes of Botticelli, Rubens and Picasso, or check out the planetarium at the Espace des Sciences. You could also catch a show at the MusikHall or see the Ligue 1 football team Stade Rennais play at Roazhon Park.
Just seeing the traditional half-timbered houses of Rennes is exciting enough, but it's also essential to pay a visit to the famous 17th century Parlement de Bretagne building and the splendid Rennes Cathedral. The ten-acre Parc du Thabor is also a must-see, as it's known to be one of the most beautiful public gardens in France.