Life in Rennes

As the capital of one of France’s most active regions, Rennes is renowned for its high quality of life, rich cultural programme and diverse heritage. Rennes also attracts a host of exceptional talents to several key economic sectors: digital, cybersecurity, transport, eco-industries, cultural and creative industries, etc.

Rennes, 3rd most liveable city in 2023 (Rennes Business).

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mins from the sea


mins: average commuting time


hectares of green areas


hectares of parks


from Paris by high-speed train (LVG)




metro lines


Rennes, the capital of Brittany and a city of art and history, is proud of its cultural identity. Its thriving, historical city centre vibrates to a blend of history and rich cultural heritage with iconic festivals (festival Urbaines, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Dimanche à Rennes), museums and institutes (the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Frac, the Criée, and the Champs Libres).

Rennes is also a renowned music scene! The city owes its well-earned reputation to its programme of 25+ weekly concerts in more than 300 venues, and its festivals (Les Transmusicales, Festival Ay-Roop, Festival Mythos).



Student residences

CyberSchool students have a large choice of 25 university halls of residence and student residences in Rennes. A host of accommodation options are available year round in Rennes, from a bedroom in university halls of residence, to a studio, or a one-bedroomed flat.

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Other student accommodation in Rennes

There are other ways of finding accommodation outside student residences:

  • Private residences
  • Renting accommodation from private individuals
  • Advertisements from estate agents
  • Websites specialising in flat sharing
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Useful links

Getting around in Rennes

Studying in Rennes means you can enjoy numerous activities and this will involve travel: going to and from campuses and sports activities, shopping, and going out, etc. Many students also need to regularly organise travel between their family homes and their student accommodation.

Below are several travel tips for CyberSchool students:

Carte Korrigo

This is the main travel card in Rennes and Brittany (bus, metro, regional express train network (TER), and self-service bikes) and provides access to a range of Crous services (university restaurants – Resto’U, etc.), university libraries, and public swimming pools, etc.


Rennes boasts quite an extensive bike path and bike parking network.

Rustine de Beaulieu’s DIY bike repair workshop is run on campus by a voluntary team of cycling enthusiasts and aims to foster mutual help and knowledge sharing.

Vélo Star is a short-term, self-service, bike hire service.

Public transport

The STAR (Rennes’ metro and bus service) student deal offers unlimited use of the metro + bus + bike services and several other benefits.

BreizhGo, an Ille-et-Vilaine county service, runs coaches from the bus station beside Rennes train station.

The French national railway company (SNCF) and its regional express train network (TER) also serve the county and the Brittany region.

Carpooling and car sharing

Ehop: if you need your car to get to campus or if you need a lift to university then Ehop’s local carpooling home-work travel network is for you.

CityRoul’ is a car sharing service for one-off car needs (shopping, a trip to the coast, or transporting equipment).

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Out and about

The Sortir! pass gives students access to a multitude of activities (cinema for only €3, free museum entrance, etc.).

Solidarity pricing provides either free access to, or 85% or 50% off the monthly STAR (Rennes’ metro and bus service) network subscription and Handistar (transport service for people with reduced mobility) service.

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