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

La pointe du Grouin

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35260 Cancale

The Pointe du Grouin is a rocky promontory jutting further out to sea than any other headland in Ille-et-Vilaine. To the east, it provides a...

Les dunes des Chevrets et Île Besnard

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'Ermitage

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35480 Guipry-Messac

La vallée de la Vilaine à Pléchatel

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35470 Pléchâtel

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...

Forêt de Paimpont en Brocéliande

Countryside heritage

Forests

35380 Paimpont

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...

La Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

Countryside heritage

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

35960 Le Vivier-sur-Mer

Le bois de la Motte

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35460 Maen Roch

The Bois de la Motte is a wood covering 22 hectares on the outskirts of Saint-Brice-en-Coglès and on the edge of the RD155 road from Fougères to...

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...

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 bois de Rumignon

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...

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...

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...

La forêt de Montfort

Countryside heritage

Forests

35160 Montfort-sur-Meu

La Butte de Montautour

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35210 Montautour

L'étang de Blavon

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35137 Bédée

Le parc du château des Pères

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35150 Piré-Chancé

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

Le parc Eminescu

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35160 Talensac

Barrage de la Cantache

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35500 Pocé-les-Bois

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