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Rennes

[ren] /rɛn/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Ille-et-Vilaine, in NW France: former capital of Brittany; scene of trial of Alfred Dreyfus, 1899.

Ille-et-Vilaine

[eel-e-vee-len] /il ɛ viˈlɛn/
noun
1.
a department in W France. 2700 sq. mi. (7000 sq. km).
Capital: Rennes.
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  • Gorsas has friends in Rennes; he will hide there,—unhappily will not lie hid.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • "This is Laval," said the doctor, an hour and a half after the train left Rennes.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • The site has been selected, and the statue will be erected in one of the squares of the new Rue de Rennes.

  • Rennes had studied in Paris and was well acquainted with the artist in question.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • Rennes is the chief city of the Isle-et-Vilaine, and in former times was the capital of Bretagne.

  • One has to get away from England,” continued Rennes: “one has to get away from one's self.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • I shall go to Rennes, and lay the facts before the King's Lieutenant.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • When she was with Rennes she became silent, incapable of conversation, of thought.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
British Dictionary definitions for Rennes

Rennes

/French rɛn/
noun
1.
a city in NW France: the ancient capital of Brittany. Pop: 206 229 (1999)

Ille-et-Vilaine

/French ilevilɛn/
noun
1.
a department of NW France, in E Brittany. Capital: Rennes. Pop: 894 625 (2003 est). Area: 6992 sq km (2727 sq miles)
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