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Parks and gardens in Ille‑et‑Vilaine

Do you love nature? Ille-et-Vilaine has many parks and gardens full of trees and flowers. The peaceful landscapes of these green spaces and the serenity that reigns there will delight you. They are ideal places for a quiet family walk, to enjoy a picnic with friends, or to sit peacefully on a bench and relax.

With ancient trees, pretty flower beds, well-designed pathways, etc., the landscaping has been meticulously thought out to create a harmonious and outstanding natural effect. Oberthür Park in Rennes, Pré des Lavandières in Vitré, the Haute Bretagne Botanical Gardens near Fougères or the Ballue Gardens between Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel are absolutely magical places to visit!

It is not unusual to find majestic castles in these wooded parks. In the Rocher Portail Gardens near Mont-Saint-Michel, admire one of the most beautiful castles in Brittany, built in the 19th century. In the middle of Cesson-Sévigné, you can walk in the formal French gardens surrounding Bourgchevreuil manor. Take time to contemplate these heritage treasures.

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