Rennes


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Rennes

(rĕn), city (1990 pop. 203,533), capital of Ille-et-Vilaine dept., NW France, at the junction of the Vilaine and Ille rivers. Rennes's many industrial products include textiles, leather goods, machinery, automobiles, electronic equipment, and petroleum. Rennes was an important Gallo-Roman town. In the 10th cent. it became the capital of the Breton county of Rennes and, in 1196, under the Angevin dukes, of Brittany. Under the ancien régime it was the seat of the provincial Breton estates, the powerful parlement of Rennes, and several courts of justice. The town was ravaged by the Norsemen and in the Hundred Years War and was swept by a fire in 1720. The Univ. of Rennes was founded in 1735. The National School of Public Health is in Rennes. General Boulanger was born in the city.

Rennes

 

a city in northwestern France, in Brittany; capital of the Ille-et-Vilaine Department. Population, 189,000 (1968). Rennes, a major railroad and highway junction, is linked by the Ille-Rance Canal with the Gulf of St. Malo of the English Channel. It has a machine-building industry, including the production of automobiles and agricultural machines, as well as electrical-engineering, textile, clothing, food, and printing industries. There is a university in the city.

Rennes

a city in NW France: the ancient capital of Brittany. Pop.: 206 229 (1999)
References in periodicals archive ?
Laboratory concerned: IETR, Antennas and Microwave Group, Campus Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes Cedex 11D building.
The bet will succeed if Rennes take at least two corners more than Saint-Etienne.
Flybe, a leading European regional airline based in the UK, has launched its new peak summer route to Rennes from London City, with a service to North-Western France that operates six times a week, the Airport said in a release.
Real Madrid have also contacted Rennes about the player, who is under contract until 2014.
Rennes made their complaint after City signed the French teenager earlier this year but the Premier League club say there was already a civil court dispute between Helan and Rennes before he moved to Eastlands.
A A A The French financial daily "Les Echos," which reported Thursday the news, said the Rennes business school is currently being built in Rabat over a 20 hectare area.
It was suggested that Everton might go back in for the midfielder yesterday, with Rennes general manager Pierre Dreossi now admitting that M'Bia would be allowed to leave this summer - at the right price.
Address for correspondence: Olivier Gaillot, Laboratoire de Bacteriologie-Virologie, Faculte de Medecine-Universite de Rennes 1, 35033 Rennes, France; fax: + 33 2 99 28 41 59; email: Olivier.
Petr Cech's transfer was signed on Monday between Rennes and Chelsea,'' said a statement from Rennes.
A deal to take Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech from Rennes to Chelsea at the end of the season has been agreed in principle, according to the player's agent.
Contract notice: Acquisition of an invasive / non-invasive metamaterial characterization system for the rennes institute of electronics and telecommunications