Since there are still a few weeks before the Christmas holiday, a group of us decided to take a trip little road trip outside of Saint-Nazaire before les vacances de noel, so that we would have something to look forward to before our bigger Christmas trips. We decided upon Rennes, as we had heard so many good things about it. It’s the capital of Brittany, known for it’s half-timbered houses, parliament building, and several churches.
Because we were there in December, we got to see the one of the famous Christmas markets. Little stalls were filled with different crafts, or artisanal foods that can be bought for gifts. I didn’t buy anything but I did find a Quebec stall that reminded me of home! They had St-Ambroise beer, poutine sauce, cranberry products and maple syrup!
We wandered around the city, and even though it was grey and rainy (typical Breton weather this time of year), we got to see some of the beautiful architecture and character of the city.
Because Rennes is a semi-big city, we got to satisfy some of out cravings for food from home and bought some cupcakes! They were prettier than they tasted (a little dry), but I still enjoyed it.
The city looked magical all dressed up for Christmas with all the lights.