Ille Et Vilaine Culture and Events

Rock ‘n Solex, Rennes

9 - 13 May 2018

Concerts for rock fans.

Mont-Saint-Michel Bay Marathon, Mont-Saint-Michel

Sunday 27 May 2018

Marathon in the magnificent setting of Mont St Michel Bay.

Les Tombees de la Nuit, Rennes

July 2018

Every evening during this event, you can stroll around the city centre and enjoy performances given by musicians, storytellers and poets. There is a light and sound show too plus restaurants join in the fun with dishes just for the occasion.

Bastille Day, Saint-Malo

14 July 2018

Magnificent firework display and street entertainment.

La Route du Rock, Saint-Malo

16 - 19 August 2018

Four day quality musical event at St Malo’s old castle.

Championnat de France Ocean Racing, Kerguelen

2018 dates TBC

Sea kayak and canoe long-distance competitions attracting some 400 competitors from across France. Entertaining for watersports fans and holidaymakers alike.

For more information on the competitions and routes, see website.

British Movie Festival, Dinard

27 - 30 September 2018

This annual event screens top English-language films throughout the whole of October. The selection comprises a mix of old and new, and the event includes a number of awards. On the more informal side, head to the main square for the opening screening.  As this is open-air, don’t forget to take chairs with you.

Saint-Simon Festival, Saint-Briac

27 October - 3 November 2018

For Christmas shopping with a difference, visit St-Briac’s craft fair where you can see artisans such as potters and wood-turners at work and purchase their goods. You can also enjoy Breton foodstalls selling traditional and local produce such as cheese and cakes, and street musicians and performers.

Transmusicales Encounters, Rennes

December 2018 dates TBC

Well known French music festival with a large line-up of both established and new artists.

Rennes Discovery Packages

Rennes Tourist Office has a range of packages and tours to help groups of visitors discover the city and its heritage. ‘The French Way of Life’ package, for example, includes a refined meal, the culinary history and customs of Brittany, how to make traditional Breton dishes and how to set a table French style. For more information, contact (00 33) 2 99 67 11 08

Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.

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