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

Les Landes de Bagaron

Countryside heritage

35470 Pléchâtel

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...

Barrage de la Cantache

Countryside heritage

35500 Pocé-les-Bois

La forêt de Montfort

Countryside heritage

Forests

35160 Montfort-sur-Meu

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...

Forêt Domaniale de Rennes

Countryside heritage

Forests

35340 Liffré

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...

35470 Pléchâtel

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...

Forêt d'Araize

Countryside heritage

Forests

35640 Martigné-Ferchaud

La Courbe

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35890 Bourg-des-Comptes

La Courbe is a former gravel quarry on the banks of the River Vilaine. Steps have been taken to prevent the lake gradually silting up and provide...

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...

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 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...

Le vallon de la Chambre au Loup

Countryside heritage

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

35750 Iffendic

La Chambre au Loup is a valley located in the North East of the forest of Paimpont, only 1 mile (2 km) from the lake of Trémelin. The stream that...

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...

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...

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...

Jardin panoramique de la Baie

Countryside heritage

35610 Roz-sur-Couesnon

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