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

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

Le Bois de Boeuvres

Countryside heritage

Forests

35480 Guipry-Messac

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...

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....

La Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

Countryside heritage

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

35960 Le Vivier-sur-Mer

Forêt de Paimpont en Brocéliande

Countryside heritage

Forests

35380 Paimpont

Les Roches du Saut-Roland

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35210 Luitré-Dompierre

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...

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...

Landes de Cojoux et de Tréal

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35550 Saint-Just

Saint-Just is a major centre of Stone Age civilisation; it is also a pleasant place to live. In addition to its megaliths, the town has countless...

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...

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...

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...

Le Marais de Dol

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35120 Dol-de-Bretagne

Dinard

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35800 Dinard

Le Site du Moulin du Beauchet

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35800 Saint-Suliac

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 Sougéal

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35610 Sougéal

Etang du Moulin neuf

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35370 Argentré-du-Plessis

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,...
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