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

La Vallée Verte

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35350 Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes

The "Green Valley" covers an area of 5 hectares between the small town of Saint Méloir des Ondes and the RD 76 road. It is a pleasant area on the...

Etang du Moulin neuf

Countryside heritage

35370 Argentré-du-Plessis

La forêt de Montfort

Countryside heritage

Forests

35160 Montfort-sur-Meu

Le Marais de Dol

Countryside heritage

35120 Dol-de-Bretagne

L'Anse du Guesclin

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35350 Saint-Coulomb

This is the home of the Du Guesclin family which, in 1280, built the Château de Plessis-Bertrand there. The cove named after the family is a beauty...

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...

Forêt de Teillay

Countryside heritage

Forests

35620 Teillay

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....

L'Etang de la Forge

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35640 Martigné-Ferchaud

This lake stretches along the course of the Semnon, a river which rises in Mayenne and flows into the Vilaine to the north of Pléchatel. The rugged...

Le Marais de Sougéal

Countryside heritage

35610 Sougéal

La Butte de Montautour

Countryside heritage

35210 Châtillon-en-Vendelais

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...

L'Anse de Saint-Buc

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35870 Le Minihic-sur-Rance

At the head of the cove at Saint-Buc lies the Saint-Buc Valley. A narrow stream, also called Saint-Buc, marks the boundary between Côtes d'Armor...

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...

Les Landes de Bagaron

Countryside heritage

35470 Pléchâtel

Barrage de la Cantache

Countryside heritage

35500 Pocé-les-Bois

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 Fougères

Countryside heritage

Forests, Natura 2000 area

35300 FOUGERES

Le Bois de Boeuvres

Countryside heritage

Forests

35480 Guipry-Messac

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...
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