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Historic Rennes is located in northwestern France, roughly 190 miles from Paris. In 1720, after a great fire, much of the town had to be rebuilt; further reconstruction was necessitated as a result of severe damage during World War II. The heart of the town, from La Place de la Mairie to La Place Sainte Anne, from the Cathedral to La Rue Saint Georges, reveals architectural treasures from the 18th and 19th centuries. A university town, Rennes is home to more than 45,000 students, with a total population of 250,000. For several years, it has been the top-rated town in many national magazine surveys about the quality of life in France.