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Rennes, an affordable city on a human scale in Brittany


Rennes or "The Red City", nickname it takes from its many brick constructions, very few of which have survived to the present day, is the capital of Ille et Vilaine and its region: Brittany . 

Located in Upper Brittany, Rennes is the capital of its region. It has around 220,000 inhabitants and attracts new ones every year for its economic dynamism, promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, but also for its comprehensive medical offer; all reinforced by the still attractive real estate prices. It is a destination of choice for future students, since Rennes offers one of the highest success rates in higher education. It is part of the top ranking of cities in France where life is good, in particular thanks to the cost of daily life, lower than in the majority of French cities, but also for its highly developed transport offer.

The weather is often uncertain but there are still very good days. Anyway, Breton galettes and cider are always there to warm up. More or less 1 hour from the most visited places in Brittany: St Malo, Dinan, Mont St Michel... Rennes is a city on a human scale, definitely Breton.


Hard to find an apartment in Rennes due to a shortage of housing available for rent


They say there is a shortage when there are more applications than offers for housing. In Rennes, there are few offers of rental apartments. For this reason, start looking for your apartment way before your stay.

As in nearly 80% of cities in France, the demand for housing exceeds the supply atRennes : there is a great need. As in nearly 60% of cities in France, Rennes suffers a very strong or even extreme shortage of housing: there are at least twice as many requests as offers.

There are approximately 4 applications for 1 offer in Rennes.


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Renting is THE ideal solution when moving to a new city. Whether it is an individual accommodation or a shared apartment, it is an opportunity to take the time to discover your new life without committing to the long term. Whatever your situation, there is always an ideal property to put your suitcases on Studapart!

The different apartments available are classified according to their attribute: T1, T2, T3, T4... Which tells us the number of rooms apart from the kitchen and the bathroom. For example: T1 = one room + kitchen + bathroom, T2 = two rooms + kitchen + bathroom, etc...

Before you start looking, you have to take stock of your needs, in order to define the type of accommodation you want to rent, but also its geographical location and nearby amenities.

  • In Rennes, T1 rentals represent 15% rental offers

  • 21% furnished apartments in Rennes for rent are T2 apartments


What style of apartment will I be able to find in Rennes ? 


Rennes is known for its modern architecture.

  • 89% accommodation in Rennes are old dwellings

  • In Rennes, we count 11% of modern constructions


How much residents of Rennes pay rent on average? 


The price of a rental per m² at Rennes is on average 14€/m².

However, several criteria must be taken into account to estimate the amount of rent for a property: its surface area, its category, its geographical location, whether it is furnished or not... If, for example, you opt for a furnished T2 in Rennes, it will be, on average 544€/month. 


I want to rent an apartment in Rennes, what should I pay attention to? 


The first important criterion for renting an apartment is its location. To make your choice, take into account your habits and your daily movements, in order to facilitate them as much as possible and to be sure to feel at home in Rennes.


Rennes city center, a concentration of Breton history and culture


The architecture of the Breton capital contains a concentrate of history, between ramparts and royal works. It is the favorite place of life of the people of Rennes who like to meet and share a good time, comfortably installed on one of the many terraces in the city center, a symbol of the local art of living. 

The center of Rennes revolves around the historic heart and its string of small streets, where you can find many shops where you can run errands and good places to eat crêpes. The city center is also organized around the famous Place de la Mairie, which is admired for its royal architecture but also for its opera house, the smallest in France. Fan of art? You will not be outdone in Rennes and can discover unique works at La Criée, the Museum of Fine Arts or the Champs-Libres gallery. 

The accommodation in the center is mostly old buildings with the typical charm of Brittany, although you can find a few rare offers in the new. Rennes residents who choose the city center as a place to live often look for proximity to shops, schools and transport.


The Saint-Martin district, tranquility in the heart of the city


On the northern border of the city centre, you will find the Nord Saint-Martin district, very popular with Rennes residents looking for tranquility in the heart of the city.

Calm and green, this district is crossed by a canal of the same name: the Saint-Martin canal, whose banks have been developed to the delight of residents and urban sports enthusiasts, who love to cycle there. In this district, we also find the Prairies Saint-Martin, a large park with trails for runners and ponds for walkers. Nord Saint-Martin is a true natural setting in the heart of the city. In this district, a large majority of the buildings are very recent and modern, it is also here that we find the renowned Rennes School of Business or the contemporary art center: Frac Bretagne, which hosts temporary exhibitions and permanents of a new kind.

On the housing side, you are in a residential area with new constructions. It is a very popular place for its tranquility, its immediate proximity to the center and its family atmosphere. Consider the high average rents in Rennes if you want to settle in this area. 


The rental lease: what is it?


During your search, you will systematically see the mention furnished/unfurnished on the rental advertisements. This corresponds to the type of lease (rental contract) that you will sign if you choose this or that property. We must take into account the differences of each before making a choice.


A furnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 1 year (9 months if you are a student).

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 1 month notice if you choose to leave.

  • Requires a maximum of 2 months' rent in advance when signing the contract.


An unfurnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Gives you a minimum of 6 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if you choose to leave.

  • Implies a maximum of 1 month's rent in advance at the signing of the contract.


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Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Rennes?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Rennes are looking for studios from € 371 to € 471

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Rennes?

Students looking for student accommodation in Rennes outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 421 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 558. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Rennes.

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