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

Etang de Marcillé-Robert

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35240 Marcillé-Robert

Located midway between Janzé and La Guerche de Bretagne, the lake at Marcillé Robert covers an area of 100 hectares. It is fed from south and west...

Le Marais de Gannedel

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35660 La Chapelle-de-Brain

The Gannedel Marsh, part of the vast marshland complex around Redon in the southernmost tip of the département of Ille-et-Vilaine, was formed by...

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...

La Pointe de la Varde

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35400 Saint-Malo

This rocky headland has been purchased by the coastal conservancy agency and has escaped property development. It closes off the eastern side of...

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 d'Iffendic

Countryside heritage

Forests

35750 Iffendic

Forêt Domaniale de Rennes

Countryside heritage

Forests

35340 Liffré

Les Buttes de Monthault

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35420 Monthault

This former quarry, covering an area of 2.5 hectares, has been refurbished with a car park, footpaths, and new trees and shrubs, making it a...

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...

Etang du Moulin neuf

Countryside heritage

35370 Argentré-du-Plessis

La Butte de Montautour

Countryside heritage

35210 Montautour

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...

35160 Montfort-sur-Meu

Le Parc de la Higourdais

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35120 Epiniac

This area lies within the boundaries of three small towns, Epiniac, Broualan and La Boussac, at the north-west corner of Landal Valley. It nestles...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Dinard

Countryside heritage

35800 Dinard

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....
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