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Ren: A cultural space in place of Jacques Cartier’s former prison?

The Jacques Cartier remand facility in Rennes has not been used since March 2010. (© Wikicommons)

BuildingFormer pretrial detention center Jacques Cartier, in Rin, officially redeemed for the state Rain Metropole. The parties signed the deed of assignment on Monday, September 20, 2021.

known as Legacy of societal interestThe place is already protected from demolition. The goal now is to make it a cultural space open to all.

abandoned since 2010

It covers an area of ​​13,470 m2, and the site has not been used since the end of March 2010.

The detainees were transferred to the new establishment located in Visin-le-Coquet.

Citizen’s approach to the future of the site

For André Crocq, Vice President of Rennes Métropole, “The ambition is to make this heritage-important building a cultural facility, open to all, thought out and imagined with syndicate actors.”

He adds, “The renovation of the old prison will be part of a citizen-participatory approach. A working group made up of urban councilors from each elected group will meet soon, bringing together delegates from the city of Rennes, to release the first ideas about the uses of this new place.”

As the project is in the study phase, no date has been set for the first meeting of this working group.

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