Cesson-Sévigné is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department of Brittany, in northwestern France. This suburb is directly to the east of Rennes. It is bordered on its west side by the University of Rennes and the Technopole Atalante. This small town is primarily a residential area with the south side presenting a mix of commercial and industrial areas. Cesson-Sévigné offers a wide variety of parks and gardens, including the formal garden of the Manoir de Bourchevreuil, which is open to the public. A large public space exists in the area known as La Monniais.
The famous Grande École Télécom Bretagne, also known as ENST Bretagne, has one of its campuses here. The Grande École is a type of higher education establishment that is outside the main framework of the French university system. This campus is renowned for its work in networking, which has led to a high concentration of ITC firms in the area. Some of the well-known companies are Atos, SFR, Orange France Télécom, Technicolor R&D, Canon, Mitsubishi, Alcatel-Lucent, and Texas Instruments. Surrounding the campus, alongside the high-tech companies, you will find many serviced offices to let.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Cesson-Sévigné displays the impressive sculpture collection of Jean Boucher, the Romantic-Realist artist who was born in the town. A sculpture park extends out from the Hotel de Ville, where a large statue commemorating Camille Desmoulins occupies a nearby junction. Other sculptures are present in the Centre Culturel, which also hosts a programme of exhibitions and other events. The restaurant Le Germinal has a terrace, for outdoor dining, reminiscent of a boat’s deck that combines with a fabulous view down the river. Here you will enjoy well-crafted and fresh dishes with inventive touches.
Cesson-Sévigné is served by a small airport in nearby Rennes. The Rennes-St. Jacques Airport, it is located 4.5 miles from the centre of Rennes, and a few additional miles from Cesson-Sévigné. Rennes also has well-developed national road, rail links. Local transport is based primarily on an extensive bus network and a metro line. The Rennes Metro has 15 stations.