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

Le parc Eminescu

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35160 Talensac

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...

Forêt du Pertre

Countryside heritage

Forests

35370 Le Pertre

La Pointe de la Garde Guérin

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35800 Saint-Briac-sur-Mer

This headland resembles a spur of rock some 162 ft. (50 m) high jutting out into the sea like a peninsula. From this natural promontory, which has...

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...

Le Boël

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35170 Bruz

This beauty spot belongs to the three towns of Bruz, Laillé and Guichen and is one of the most picturesque in the Vilaine Valley. A vast network of...

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 Bois de Soeuvres

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35770 Vern-sur-Seiche

On the outskirts of Rennes lies the Bois de Soeuvres, a woodland ideal for a relaxing stroll and a very popular place with walkers. It consists...

La vallée de la Vilaine à Pléchatel

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35470 Pléchâtel

Le Parc de la Briantais

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35400 Saint-Malo

The grounds of La Briantais are open to the public at weekends. The estate once belonged to Guy La Chambre (1889-1975), the Mayor of Saint-Malo who...

La Forêt domaniale de Villecartier

Countryside heritage

Forests

35560 Bazouges-la-Pérouse

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...

La vallée de la Vaunoise

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35137 Pleumeleuc

La Pointe du Nick

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35800 Saint-Lunaire

Founded in the 6th Century by Saint Lunaire, this agricultural market town became a fashionable seaside resort at the end of the last century,...

Forêt de Teillay

Countryside heritage

Forests

35620 Teillay

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...

La forêt d'Iffendic

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area, Forests, ZNIEFF (natural zone of ecological, faunal and floral interest)

35750 Iffendic

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...

La Butte de Montautour

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35210 Châtillon-en-Vendelais

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...
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