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French -Rennes

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Rennes, France Interesting Facts Origin: -There is a large Celtic influence in Rennes, and many of their traditions are still seen in Rennes' culture.

-Due to the large Celtic influence, many people who still live in Rennes are part of the Catholic religion. Foreign Influences Abbey of St. Melanie- built in honor of St. Melanie, the first bishop of Rennes. What to See The city’s name is derived from the Riedones, a Celtic tribe that established its capital there. You can see their heavy Celtic influence in food and traditions. Location & Geography Location & Geography Massif Centra Geography of Area Mostly flat plains at sea level with some hills Nearest Mountain Range Nearest rivers & bodies of water The English Channel is to the north and the Bay of Biscayne is to the southwest. The Ille and Vilaine Rivers meet in the center of the city. Traditions Location and Geography Region the City Belongs To Brittany Major Neighboring Cities Nantes, Brest & Cherbourg
Paris is slightly further being 220 miles away - 3.5 hour drive Natural Resources Weather Patterns France is the EUs top agricultural nation and exporter. Dairy products, pork, poultry, and apples are abundantly grown Also produces wine as do many areas in France Rennes has mild winters and cool summers, and frequent rain all year round. July& August are the hottest months with highs of 75 degrees and December and January are the coldest with lows of 30 degrees. History of the City - Who controlled the City . Conquered in 57BC by Julius Ceasar in his Western conquests. As Empire weakened from attacks by Germanic tribesmen, some of the toughest fortifications ever built in the Roman Empire were constructed. The nickname, The Red City is from the use of red clay brickwork for this. Saxon attacks battered and finally destroyed the Sub-Roman state of Britain, refugees fled across the channel adding to the population of Brittany, earning the region its name in 851AD when the bretons were strong enough to declare independence under the Dukes of Brittany. With France and England fighting for mastery in France, Brittany recovered from the devastation and soon came into it's golden age in the 15th century. Rennes gained in size, with large fortifications built to protect it. On 23rd December 1720, the city was gutted by a six day fire that was only stopped at the canal, and burnt itself out. Nearly 900 buildings were destroyed. Only the quarters around the cathedral and the faubourgs survived. The project of rebuilding Rennes was directed by Jacques Gabriel, the personal architect of Louis XV, and Isaac Robelin. Towards the end of 15th century, the successive marriages of Anne, Duchesse of Brittany, saw the Duchy become part of France via the dowery of her daughter, in 1532. One of the rights secured in these negotiations was the right to have a separate parliament. When city became part of France Origin: Mordelles Gates Vilaine River Duchesne Tower and wall Rennes is the 10th largest city in France. Main Forms of Transportation: Cost of Visiting the City: The population of Rennes is approximately 578,000 as of 2007 urban areas The Faubourgs Rennes Cathedral Population of City: The main forms include trains,cars and buses. The metro is also a popular way to travel around the city. There is also a small airport in Rennes, called Rennes-St. Jacques Airport. The Museum of Fine Arts- located in a former palace and displays works of art by: Rubens, Veronese, Chardin, and Picasso. The main traditions for common courtesy in public places are
-talking quietly in public places
-When addressing each other, the French reserve first-name identification to serious relationships
-Also in France personal hygiene practices are not approved in public places for example :Tooth Picks,Hair Brushes,Combs,Nail Clippers...ect

The six Celtic nations, as recognized by the Celtic League:
Ireland
Scotland
Isle of Man
Wales
Cornwall
Brittany When including round-trip airfare and a hotel room for 6 nights, the approximate cost of one person staying in Rennes for a week not including food or any other expense is $4,391.89 Interesting Facts - Rennes,which was known as Condate, joined a Rebellion against Rome in 57 BC, and was defeated. Since then Rennes has remained to capital of the region of Brittany
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