From café to makers’ boutiques: spend the day in Rennes with La Mouette

  • Bistrot à tartine, Rennes, Brittany

    Bistrot à tartine, Rennes - © la.mouette

    Bistrot à tartine, Rennes, Brittany

    Bistrot à tartine, Rennes - © la.mouette

  • Blush, Rennes, Brittany

    Blush, Rennes - © la.mouette

    Blush, Rennes, Brittany

    Blush, Rennes - © la.mouette

  • La part des Anges, Rennes, Brittany

    La part des Anges, Rennes - © la.mouette

    La part des Anges, Rennes, Brittany

    La part des Anges, Rennes - © la.mouette

  • Les Borcanteurs, Rennes, Brittany

    Les Borcanteurs, Rennes - © a.mouette

    Les Borcanteurs, Rennes, Brittany

    Les Borcanteurs, Rennes - © a.mouette

  • Made in Froggs, Rennes, Brittany

    Made in Froggs, Rennes - © la.mouette

    Made in Froggs, Rennes, Brittany

    Made in Froggs, Rennes - © la.mouette

  • M'enfin, Rennes, Brittany

    M'enfin, Rennes - © la.mouette

    M'enfin, Rennes, Brittany

    M'enfin, Rennes - © la.mouette

  • Mint, Rennes, Brittany

    Mint, Rennes - © la.mouette

    Mint, Rennes, Brittany

    Mint, Rennes - © la.mouette

  • OConnels, Rennes, Brittany

    OConnels, Rennes - © la.mouette

    OConnels, Rennes, Brittany

    OConnels, Rennes - © la.mouette

  • Parc du Thabor, Rennes, Brittany

    Parc du Thabor, Rennes - © la.mouette

    Parc du Thabor, Rennes, Brittany

    Parc du Thabor, Rennes - © la.mouette

  • Verdoyant, Rennes, Brittany

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    Verdoyant, Rennes, Brittany

    Verdoyant, Rennes - © la.mouette

From café to makers’ boutiques: spend the day in Rennes with La Mouette rennes fr

Is Brittany calling? Now that Rennes is just an hour and a half from Paris, let’s go and see what’s up. La Mouette, the blogger and illustrator, takes us on a stroll around this pretty little city, not too far from the coast.

Take your time over your first coffee: La Part des Anges 

Somewhat tucked away but it’s always a friendly spot to enjoy coffee, lunch, or even spend a few hours working.

2 rue Saint-Melaine

To find a gem: Mint 

The shop you have to visit: run by local makers, it’s brimming with lovely pieces that are hand-made or were sourced all over Europe. Make sure you check every corner!

12 place du Champ Jacquet

Give your makeup bag a makeover: Blush  

A selection of niche cosmetic brands to suit any budget, with on-point advice from David, the man behind the operation, and Camille, the cosmetics expert.

3 rue du Chapitre

For 100% made in France shopping: Made in Frogs 

A little bit further along the same street, you will find accessories, interior decor items, and illustrations.

12 rue du Chapitre

For lunch on a terrace: Les Brocanteurs 

Whether you sit inside or out on the pretty terrace shaded by trees, you will never be disappointed with a burger or salad at Les Brocanteurs. Special mention for the veggie burger, the Princess Leia.

2 place du Calvaire

For a breath of fresh air: Parc du Thabor 

A green space in the heart of the city that is both floral and wild. Don’t forget to see it all: the rose garden is beautiful.

For a snack: Le Bistrot à Tartines 

Lemonade or raspberry pie, chocolate cake, or a savoury toastie. It doesn’t matter, it’s all amazing!

2 rue des Fossés

Get decked out in flowers: Verdoyant

Verdoyant is a tiny shop selling plants, pretty flowers, and plants made up to be given as gifts.

4 rue Hoche

To indulge your inner comic book geek: M’enfin 

If you love graphic novels as much as I do, the M’enfin bookshop is a real goldmine. It can be hard to leave empty-handed!

13 rue Victor Hugo

End the day with a taste of Ireland: O’Connells 

Near the Breton Parliament, this Irish bar has a friendly atmosphere all the way to close. Perfect for blending in with the locals to watch a match on the TV.

7 place du Parlement de Bretagne


What’s next?

There’s loads more great places in Rennes, including:

- La Terrasse, the café-restaurant in the Parc du Thabor, a nice spot right in the middle of the park.

- Café Albertine, at any time of day / 10 rue Comté de Lanjuinais

- Kitchenette for lunch of a snack / 2 rue Jules Simon

- And Les Petits Papiers, a nice little shop selling paper products / 2 place Saint-Germain

 

But who is La Mouette?

Graphic designer/Illustrator by day, blogger by night (or vice-versa?), La Mouette has been living in Rennes since 2011.

@la.mouette

 

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