In 2012, a poll in the French newspaper l'Express voted Rennes, the capital of Brittany, the most liveable city in France. The city was built on elevated ground and has been a city of importance since medieval times, when it first became a garrison. The rural exodus of the post-Second World War years accelerated the city's development, as new accommodation was built to house the growing population. Today, car manufacturing and technology, particularly digital technology, along with the money generated by the 70,000 students who attend the city's university, contribute hugely to the local economy. Rennes has an oceanic climate, with summer temperatures seldom falling below the mid-70s Fahrenheit, and winter temperatures remaining in the 40s. Rennes is fortunate in not getting nearly as much rainfall as its neighbours to the west, who are closer to the sea. Popular food in the area includes galette, crepes, seafood and shellfish. For details of Enterprise Car Hire in Rennes, follow the link.