Upper Brittany Ille-et-Vilaine has a wealth of beautiful natural sites with wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife.

Le vallon de la Chambre au Loup

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area, Nature reserve, ZNIEFF (natural zone of ecological, faunal and floral interest)

35750 Iffendic

La Chambre au Loup is a valley located in the North East of the forest of Paimpont, only 1 mile (2 km) from the lake of Trémelin. The stream that...

Le Bois de Boeuvres

Countryside heritage

Forests

35480 Guipry-Messac

L'Ile Besnard

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35350 Saint-Coulomb

The Ille-et-Vilaine region owns, manages and maintains this site. Besnard Island sticks up like a pillar at the mouth of Rothéneuf harbour with, at...

La Forêt domaniale de Villecartier

Countryside heritage

Forests

35560 Bazouges-la-Pérouse

Le Bois de la Motte

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35460 Maen Roch

The Bois de la Motte is a wood covering 22 hectares on the outskirts of Saint-Brice-en-Coglès and on the edge of the RD155 road from Fougères to...

Forêt Domaniale de Rennes

Countryside heritage

Forests

35340 Liffré

Le lac de Trémelin

Countryside heritage

Forests, ZNIEFF (natural zone of ecological, faunal and floral interest)

35750 Iffendic

Les Dunes des Chevrets

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35350 Saint-Coulomb

The Dunes de Chevret, a natural area acquired by the coastal conservancy agency in 1986, are part of the Ile Besnard tombolo. Since the dune was...

L'Anse du Montmarin

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35730 Pleurtuit

Near the Pointe de Cancaval is Montmarin Cove, a beauty spot not to be missed. Once a centre of shipbuilding, the small bay is now a veritable...

Le Boël

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35170 Bruz

This beauty spot belongs to the three towns of Bruz, Laillé and Guichen and is one of the most picturesque in the Vilaine Valley. A vast network of...

Saint-Malo

Countryside heritage

35400 Saint-Malo

La Tourbière de Landemarais

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35133 Parigné

The Landemarais peat bog in Parigné is one of Brittany's three sphagnum bogs. It is now classified as being of national interest and is of great...

Le Port Saint-Jean

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35430 La Ville-ès-Nonais

Port Saint Jean is the starting-point of the coastal footpath that runs along the banks of the River Rance to the Saint-Suliac dam via Mont Gareau....

Le Bois de Soeuvres

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35770 Vern-sur-Seiche

On the outskirts of Rennes lies the Bois de Soeuvres, a woodland ideal for a relaxing stroll and a very popular place with walkers. It consists...

La Pointe du Nick

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35800 Saint-Lunaire

Founded in the 6th Century by Saint Lunaire, this agricultural market town became a fashionable seaside resort at the end of the last century,...

L'arboretum d'Iffendic

Countryside heritage

35750 Iffendic

Forêt du Pertre

Countryside heritage

Forests

35370 Le Pertre

Le Site du Moulin du Beauchet

Countryside heritage

35800 Saint-Suliac

Les Dunes du Port

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35350 Saint-Coulomb

The Dunes du Port lie at the foot of the Pointe du Meinga. They were purchased by the coastal conservancy agency in 1977 and constitute 6.5...

La Pointe du Meinga

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35350 Saint-Coulomb

This rocky headland is typical of the coastline of Brittany, carpeted with moorland and coastal heath. Because the Pointe du Meinga lies in a north...
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