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Enjoy Cultural Activities in March with the Centre de Mobilité Internationale


During the month of March, the CMI will be offering students and researchers the opportunity to explore some great cultural events in Rennes while getting to know other international students from Rennes higher education institutions.

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In addition to providing administrative and practical assistance to international students and researchers in Rennes member institutions, the CMI Rennes organizes cultural and tourist outings to help newcomers discover the capital of Brittany and its region. 

Benefit from preferential rates for shows at the TNB, the Rennes Opera and the ONB and more. You can also take advantage of free tours offered by Les Champs Libres and Destination Rennes -Office of Tourism. 

In March

This month the CMI is inviting you to take part in a number of different activities. Some highlights of upcoming events are listed below:

Coupe du monde de Baby-foot (Table football competition)

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024

Where: Centre de mobilité internationale, Cité internationale 1 place paul ricoeur 35000 Rennes

Build a team of 2 players and 1 optional substitute and register online now!

Teams must represent an existing country of your choice!

Teams can be made up of two international students, PhD students or researchers of the same nationality OR a duo made up of an international student, PhD student or researcher with a French student, PhD student or researcher. Teams can be mixed.

The tournament is reserved for students, researchers and doctoral students from CMI Rennes member institutions.Student cards / hosting agreements will be requested before the start of the tournament.

Visit Street art in Rennes

When:  Tuesday March 19

Where: Couvent des Jacobins - Centre des congrès, Downtown Rennes 

In Rennes, art doesn't just belong in museums and galleries, it's also on display in the streets.

Let the CMI team guide you on a tour of the Rennes street art scene (WAR!, Mioshe, Dino Voodoo...). Whether commissioned by the public or private sector, the graffiti play on contrast or harmony with the urban environment. These frescoes bear witness to the city's freedom of artistic expression. Discover the creative abundance that brings new colors to the walls of Rennes! 

Limited number of places: online booking by Monday March 18

Free, with registration, reserved for international students, PhD students and researchers from CMI Rennes member institutions.

CONCERT: Classical Ireland

When: Friday, March 22, 8:00 pm

Where: The Orchestre National de Bretagne (TNB) - 1 rue saint hélier, Rennes

Classical or traditional music? Listen to all the melodies of Ireland.

Ireland, well known for its traditional music, is also rich in classical music. The Orchestre National de Bretagne, in partnership with the National Concert Hall and the National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, has put together a concert that will allow you to discover another facet of the Irish musical world, from Ina Boyle to Bill Whelan. For the occasion, the TNB also commissioned a new work from Michael Gallen, one of the most prominent composers and performers on the Dublin music scene. And what would a concert around Ireland be without the conviviality and warm atmosphere that characterizes it? Fiona Monbet and the invited musicians will continue the concert with a real Irish session! 

Limited number of places: * €7 / cash payment 

Reservation at the CMI Rennes before Friday, March 15. Reserved for international students, doctoral students and researchers from CMI Rennes member institutions.

EXCURSION: Brocéliande

When: Saturday, March 23

Where: Brocéliande - tréhorenteuc

Travel to the lands of Arthurian legends!

The CMI proposes to take you on a stroll in the legendary Paimpont forest, also called "Brocéliande forest". Fairies, korrigans and witches would populate the trees and ponds of Brocéliande. This is also where King Arthur, Lancelot du Lac and Merlin the enchanter would have lived. A guide-storyteller will accompany the excursion to tell you, over the walks, the fantastic legends of the forest.

Foresee plain walking shoes, rainwear and a picnic for lunch! 

Limited number of places:  €10 / cash payment

Reservation at the CMI Rennes before Thursday, March 21

Reserved for international students, doctoral students and researchers from CMI Rennes member institutions

OPERA: Narcissus

When: Saturday, March 30th

Where: Rennes Opera House - Place de la Mairie, Rennes

Explore a modern rewriting of the myth of Narcissus against a background of social networks!

On a giant screen, portraits of an image-obsessed Narcissus, text messages written in real time, two instrumentalists and two singers perform live, with vocals that emphasize the avatars.

As Narcissus moves into adulthood, he is exposed to success through media and social networks. In his solitude, the young man talks to himself, torn between the constant concern to live up to the perfection of his social double and the isolation into which this avatar plunges him. Along the way, Narcissus meets Chloé, whose song echoes his uncertainties and his sudden desire to disappear.

Opera to be sung in French.

Limited places: 7€ / cash payment. Reservation at the CMI Rennes before Tuesday, March 26

Reserved for students, doctoral students and international researchers from CMI Rennes member institutions.