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

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...

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 Parc de Piré

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35150 Piré-sur-Seiche

The Conseil Général (the equivalent of the county council) purchased a section of the grounds of the château which currently belongs to the...

Le domaine de Careil

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35750 Iffendic

Sensitive natural space of Ille-et-Vilaine, this site is home to a large variety of bird species that you can contemplate from an observation post,...

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...

35160 Montfort-sur-Meu

35160 Montfort-sur-Meu

L'Anse du Guesclin

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35350 Saint-Coulomb

This is the home of the Du Guesclin family which, in 1280, built the Château de Plessis-Bertrand there. The cove named after the family is a beauty...

La Glaume

Countryside heritage

35410 Châteaugiron

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...

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 Marais de Sougéal

Countryside heritage

35610 Sougéal

Le bois de Rumignon et le parc du Château

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35140 SAINT-AUBIN-DU-CORMIER

Built in 1223 for the Peter Mauclerc, Duke of Brittany, the keep is all that remains of a fortress on which building work was completed in the 15th...

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...

L'Anse du Montmarin

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35730 Pleurtuit

Near the Pointe de Cancaval is Montmarin Cove, a beauty spot not to be missed. Once a centre of shipbuilding, the small bay is now a veritable...

Etang du Moulin neuf

Countryside heritage

35370 Argentré-du-Plessis

La Falaise de la Houle

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35260 Cancale

The Ille-et-Vilaine region owns, manages and maintains this site. Cancale, famous for its "Bisquine" and flat oysters, is a picturesque little...

Les Landes de Bagaron

Countryside heritage

35470 Pléchâtel

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...

L'Ile aux Pies

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35600 Bains-sur-Oust

The Ile aux Pies lies within the boundaries of three towns, Bains-sur-Oust in Ille-et-Vilaine and Glénac and Saint Vincent-sur-Oust in Morbihan....
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