Rennes ended a seven-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory at Angers on Friday, topping off a week which had already seen France playmaker Yoann Gourcuff return to his boyhood club.
Rennes were ahead after just four minutes when Abdoulaye Doucoure finished off a fine move between Sylvain Armand and Giovanni Sio.
Gelson Fernandes added the second goal on the hour mark after Angers failed to clear a corner.
The win moved Rennes into sixth place in Ligue 1, 12 points behind leaders and champions Paris Saint Germain while Angers are fourth, 10 points off the pace.
Earlier this week, Rennes signed former French international Gourcuff who was a free agent.
The 31-times capped midfielder had already agreed in September to return to the club where he began his career but had not yet pen to paper.