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

Le Bois de Boeuvres

Countryside heritage

Forests

35480 Guipry-Messac

L'Ile aux Pies

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35600 Bains-sur-Oust

The Ile aux Pies lies within the boundaries of three towns, Bains-sur-Oust in Ille-et-Vilaine and Glénac and Saint Vincent-sur-Oust in Morbihan....

Etang du Moulin neuf

Countryside heritage

35370 Argentré-du-Plessis

L'étang du Blavon

Countryside heritage

35137 Bédée

La Butte de Montautour

Countryside heritage

35210 Châtillon-en-Vendelais

L'allée de la Haichois

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35310 MORDELLES

In 1993, the Conseil Général (the equivalent of the county council) purchased the first section of the avenue in La Haichois estate, the only part...

Fours à chaux et le site de Lormandière

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35131 CHARTRES-DE-BRETAGNE

The old lime kilns were closed in 1927. They stand in Lormandière, to the west of Chartres de Bretagne. Only Lormandière, with its kilns, disused...

L'Anse du Verger

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35260 Cancale

Le Verger is a cove to the north-west of Cancale, flanked to west and east by two rocky headlands, the Pointe des Daules and the Pointe de la...

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...

Forêt de Teillay

Countryside heritage

Forests

35620 Teillay

La vallée de la Vaunoise

Countryside heritage

35137 Pleumeleuc

L'Ermitage

Countryside heritage

35480 Guipry-Messac

La Pointe du Grouin

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35260 Cancale

The Pointe du Grouin is a rocky promontory jutting further out to sea than any other headland in Ille-et-Vilaine. To the east, it provides a...

Les Dunes de Port Hue et du Perron

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35800 Saint-Briac-sur-Mer

Saint Briac sur Mer, an ancient fishermen's village that later became a seaside resort, consists of a ria (the downstream section of a steep-sided...

L'étang de l'Abbaye

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area, Forests, Natura 2000 area

35380 Paimpont

The lake at Paimpont Abbey is an ancient manmade dam created by the building of a dike at the foot of the small town of Paimpont. Now it serves as...

Les Landes de Bagaron

Countryside heritage

35470 Pléchâtel

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...

Les Roches du Saut-Roland

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35210 DOMPIERRE-DU-CHEMIN

Some 150 years ago, "Roland's Leap" in Dompierre du Chemin was quarried because the quality of its rock made it the ideal material for road...

Les Marais de Timouy et de Gannedel

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35600 Sainte-Marie

This area lies within the boundaries of Sainte Marie de Redon and La Chapelle de Brain. The Gannedel Marsh, which is part of the vast complex of...
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