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Interesting old architecture

This old middle-age door to enter the city is very narrow and looks nice. It was well preserved... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Rennes, France
Lovely sight

It's great to see the old city entrances retained. This is not large but one can imagine the... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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1 Apr 2018
“Interesting old architecture”
17 May 2018
“Old main entrance to the walled town.”
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Rebuilt in the 15th century has the two towers still standing with the drawbridge entrance and the last remaining part of the old walls around the town. It was known as the Royal Gate being in reference to the dukes of Brittany entered to be...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This old middle-age door to enter the city is very narrow and looks nice. It was well preserved. You don't need to spend more than five minutes there to have a look on the shape, the small windows,...

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank fangshi72
Reviewed October 26, 2017

It only needs 5 minutes to appreciate how unusual this is... visually impressive and then you can let your imagination go back a few hundred years.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank petercQ4706AM
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

It's great to see the old city entrances retained. This is not large but one can imagine the activity it has seen since the 15century.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank mpd
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

The surrounds are badly neglected, the glass wall meant to allow viewing inside one of the turrets has been totally ragged over and is opaque. Only 50 metres from the Lices market, they could be a nice attraction, but are an embarrassment to the city

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank MethuselahNz
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Every time I told a fellow American I was visiting Rennes, they had no idea where I was talking about. This city, in the Bretagne (Brittany) region of France, is popular with French, German, English and Dutch tourist, but is off the beaten path for...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Mark J
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Stunning old gates of the old town. The narrowc which lead to them are full of old wooden houses like in many centuries ago.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank perpar
Reviewed September 29, 2016

It took us awhile to find this attraction. It is nice but in retrospect I do not know if it is worth going out of your way to find.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank mitsilad
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very interesting feature which should be quite beautiful, and is in its' own way. The idiots have been hard at work and spoiled a jewel in the crown

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank john h
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Another 15th century old walls, with picturesque background and history speaks of itself and a lovely place to ponder.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank JunJ763
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