- a city in and the capital of Ille-et-Vilaine, in NW France: former capital of Brittany; scene of trial of Alfred Dreyfus, 1899.
- a department in W France. 2700 sq. mi. (7000 sq. km). Capital: Rennes.
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Examples from the Web for rennes
On Wednesday night in Rennes, for a time, Royal was once again center stage.Francois Hollande and Segolene Royal: France’s Political Fairytale
April 5, 2012
Socialist candidate Hollande, meanwhile, has postponed a major campaign rally initially scheduled for Tuesday night in Rennes.France’s Shocking Shooting Spree
March 19, 2012
And whilst he waited now he gave his friend the latest news of the events in Rennes.
I shall go to Rennes, and lay the facts before the King's Lieutenant.
It was impossible they could have had news of it in Rennes and acted upon it in so short a time.
You haven't heard of the fresh uproar in Rennes, last month.
She has the power—which we in Rennes have not—to make her will prevail, as we have seen already.
- a city in NW France: the ancient capital of Brittany. Pop: 206 229 (1999)
- 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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