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

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...

Les dunes de Roz Ven

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35350 Saint-Coulomb

To reach this creek lined with a fine sandy beach and flanked by a sand dune planted with marram grass, visitors have to leave their vehicles on a...

Barrage de la Cantache

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35500 Pocé-les-Bois

Forêt Domaniale du Mesnil

Countryside heritage

Forests

35720 Mesnil-Roc’h

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...

Forêt du Pertre

Countryside heritage

Forests

35370 Le Pertre

L'étang 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...

La Vilaine de Rennes à Redon

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35600 Redon

La pointe de Cancaval

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35730 Pleurtuit

Located in the Rance Estuary, the Pointe de Cancaval is a wooded spur of rock from which to admire the richly diverse landscapes along the Rance...

Jardin panoramique de la Baie

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35610 Roz-sur-Couesnon

Forêt de Teillay

Countryside heritage

Forests

35620 Teillay

La Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

Countryside heritage

UNESCO World Heritage, Protected site or on regional cultural affairs register

35960 Le Vivier-sur-Mer

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...

Les Landes de la Briantais

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35580 Lassy

Forêt de Paimpont en Brocéliande

Countryside heritage

Forests

35380 Paimpont

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...

L'étang de Blavon

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35137 Bédée

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...

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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