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

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...

La Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

Countryside heritage

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

35960 Le Vivier-sur-Mer

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...

Bruzon

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35580 Saint-Senoux

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...

La Vallée du Couesnon

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35140 Mézières-sur-Couesnon

This valley includes Mézière sur Couesnon, Saint Ouen les Alleux and Saint Marc sur Couesnon. The Couesnon, the main attraction in the valley, is a...

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 forêt de Montfort

Countryside heritage

Forests

35160 Montfort-sur-Meu

Etang du Moulin aux Moines

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35370 Argentré-du-Plessis

La Tourbière de Landemarais

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35133 Parigné

The Landemarais peat bog in Parigné is one of Brittany's three sphagnum bogs. It is now classified as being of national interest and is of great...

La Butte de Montautour

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35210 Châtillon-en-Vendelais

La Butte de Montautour

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35210 Montautour

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...

La Glaume

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35410 Châteaugiron

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 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....

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 d'Araize

Countryside heritage

Forests

35640 Martigné-Ferchaud

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...

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...
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