Yesterday, a Sunday, was a splendid fall day with lots of sunshine. The perfect day to visit some of Rennes’ parks.
First, I went to Parc Gayeulles in the North of Rennes. It also host a public indoor swimming pool and ice rink. This park is rather big, with several small lakes, patches of forest and large meadows and is also home to archers. It was indeed a nice surprise to walk quietly in a very natural environment rather than a trimmed parkscape. Many joggers were on their Sunday round, but also a large group of girl scouts were out, picnic fans as well as a food “concourse”.
From Parc Gayeulles I walked then South towards Parc Maurepas, a much smaller green area within the city. This is more a French park with lawns, planted trees, cut bushes, many flowers and a brook made meandering out of the pond. Water makes always a perfect playground for kids and benches and tables invite the grown-ups for their Sunday afternoon leisure time.
Further South the smallest park for today – Parc Oberthur. It also has its little pond and many different types of trees. The queue of people, I guess, waited for access into the building as past weekend was the day of “patrimonie” with open access into many buildings closed throughout the year.