Thabor Park is the green lung of the city and very popular among the people of Rennes. And there’s a reason for this, as it is one of the biggest in France! Formerly the garden of the monks at the Saint-Melaine Benedictine abbey, it was extended and remodelled by the famous 19th-century landscaper, Denis Bühler.
With 10 hectares of greenery in the city centre, this park contains magnificent formal French gardens and English gardens, a cavern, a cascade, a bandstand, an aviary and a superb rose garden with over 2,000 varieties! Here you can contemplate the many tree species, like sequoias, Lebanese cedars, tricolour beeches, tulip trees, magnolias, ginkos, etc.