Where I Swarm: Clarens on Rennes, France
In time, you will have to watch all good things come to an end – like your favourite band breaking up, or the final bite of a delicious meal disappearing from your plate.
Though it’s truly heartbreaking for me to admit, this is the last of our series with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, where we’ve walked you around please you love (and places you’ve never heard of) with some of the music industry’s biggest tastemakers, up-and-comers and aficionados.
Today, we’re hashtag-so-blessed to be wrapping things up with producer Ousseynou Cissé (known better publicly as CLARENS) as he takes you on tour around his hometown of Rennes, France.
WHERE I DRINK:
Frogs & Friends Pub
“I don’t go to one bar in particular but I would highly recommend a pub called the Frogs and Friends. I discovered this pub during the last football World Cup. There is where I followed ever football match, and my friends and I still enjoy a few drinks there from time to time. The bartenders are so friendly you can’t help but come back again and again.”
WHERE I EAT:
“I love hamburgers. There is a place in Rennes where you can eat chicken-based hamburgers. All the junk food is replaced by healthy products bought to local food producers”
WHERE I RELAX:
Le Parc du Thabor
“Le Parc du Thabor is a large park located in the center of town. This is a great place to chill out when the weather is fine and I sometimes go for a walk during winter as well. Very nice when you don’t want to see a car for an hour or two.”
WHERE I PARTY:
“I don’t go clubbing very often but there is a venue in Rennes that hosts various parties throughout the year. This venue is L’Ubu, a small club where you can attend gigs as well.”
WHERE I IMPRESS A DATE:
Opéra de Rennes
“I don’t have to impress a date anymore but if I had to, I would bring her to the opera. How romantic! Such a beautiful place to listen to beautiful music.”
WHERE I’M CREATIVE:
“I’m not creative in Rennes. I’m creative when I come back to Rennes after a while far from home (on tour, at my parent’s etc.). I’m rather creative when I come back from Saint-Malo.
And with that, we’d like to thank Jack Daniel’s Honey for helping us bring you the best places around the glove that draw the biggest crowds. As this wraps up our Swarm Series, our competition to win a weekend away in Byron is now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement on Facebook!
Words by Cheryl Billman.