Location & Venue

The virtual Organic World Congress (OWC) 2021 will be hosted live from the Couvent des Jacobins, a congress centre at the heart of Rennes in France.

Venue Transportation Discover Rennes


A Venue in the Heart of Rennes

The Couvent des Jacobins

The Couvent des Jacobins

A congress centre like no other in Europe, the Couvent is located in a 14th-century building, steeped in seven centuries of history. It is a modern, smartly designed building, fusing past and present.

The congress centre can be reached on foot (or via public transport) from all hotels in the city and from the station, which is just 90 minutes from Paris. Another hall with a seating capacity of 3,200 people is available in the city centre for the event’s opening sessions.

Accommodation in Rennes: Discover here the hotels, bed and breakfasts and gites available in Rennes Métropole. For groups of 50 people or more, participants can contact our partner Destination Rennes to have their booking taken care of*: hebergement@destinationrennes.com and +33299459091.
*Subject to availability in the hotels at the time of booking.

Venue Address

Couvent des Jacobins
20 place Sainte-Anne
35000 Rennes

Couvent des Jacobins Website

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How to Reach Rennes? Travel options by Plane, Train and Road

The City of Rennes

Discover Rennes, Capital of Brittany


Les Couvent des Jacobins: Video Profile


How to Reach Rennes?

Travel by Plane, Train and Road

1 hour from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, daily direct flights from France and Europe’s major cities, 90 minutes from some of Europe’s biggest cities.

Air France KLM offers special discounts to our attendees!

Up to 15% discount on AIR France KLM flights using the code: 36697AF

For participants travelling to Rennes between the 30th August and the 19th September 2021. To benefit from these offers, check out the Organic World Congress 2021 page on their website here.

90 minutes from Paris and 90 minutes from some of Europe’s biggest cities.

Visit the SNCF website to book your train tickets.

  • 3 hours from Paris
  • 1 hour from Nantes
  • 4 hours from Bordeaux
  • 5 hours from Lille


Rennes, Capital of Brittany

90 Minutes from Paris

Rennes, the capital of Brittany is easily accessible from all European capitals thanks to the many destinations offered by its airport. Only 90 minutes from Paris via the upgraded high-speed rail link (LGV).

From the wider angle of local food governance, Rennes works with several other urban communities to devise strategies that connect agriculture with the local food chain, most notably within the framework of the Milan Food Policy Pact, signed in 2017, and the implementation of its Sustainable Food Plan. These programs stimulate cross-cutting approaches that take on board various aspects of public policy (nutrition, employment, social inclusion, health, education, urbanism, etc.).

Rennes supports the 'Positive Food Family Challenge', and an original local development project encompassing environmental protection, agriculture and tourism in the Vilaine valley. This organic and small-scale farming project aims to return a 450-hectare area of green belt, currently used for different purposes, to its original function of feeding the local people.

Under an Hour from the Coast

A gateway to Brittany, Rennes boasts a privileged location at under an hour from Saint-Malo and the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.

A City Centre where Everything is Possible on Foot

Easy to navigate on foot, with its many vehicle-phobic cobbled streets, Rennes old town offers everything you could want once the day is over, where you can relax or enjoy a night out.

A city centre where you can wander through the area surrounding the conference centre in a vibrant atmosphere of culture and leisure, with cinemas, theatres, concerts, medieval heritage, original boutiques, parks, luxury hotels, café terraces, restaurants and more.

And anything you can’t reach on foot can be reached by metro, bus or bike. The public transport network offers full disabled access.