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

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 Tertre Gris

Countryside heritage

35320 Pancé

Forêt Domaniale du Mesnil

Countryside heritage

Forests

35720 Tressé

L'allée de la Haichois

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35310 MORDELLES

In 1993, the Conseil Général (the equivalent of the county council) purchased the first section of the avenue in La Haichois estate, the only part...

Le lac de Trémelin

Countryside heritage

Forests, ZNIEFF (natural zone of ecological, faunal and floral interest)

35750 Iffendic

Forêt Domaniale de Rennes

Countryside heritage

Forests

35340 Liffré

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...

La forêt de Montfort

Countryside heritage

Forests

35160 Montfort-sur-Meu

Le parc Eminescu

Countryside heritage

35160 Talensac

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,...

Les Dunes du Port

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35350 Saint-Coulomb

The Dunes du Port lie at the foot of the Pointe du Meinga. They were purchased by the coastal conservancy agency in 1977 and constitute 6.5...

Saint-Malo

Countryside heritage

35400 Saint-Malo

Les Marais de Timouy et de Gannedel

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35600 Sainte-Marie

This area lies within the boundaries of Sainte Marie de Redon and La Chapelle de Brain. The Gannedel Marsh, which is part of the vast complex 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 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...

La vallée boisée de Corbinières

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35480 Guipry-Messac

The Vilaine Valley is a vital historical and geographical corridor in the département. It carved out the landscape we see today several million...

Les Roches du Saut-Roland

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35210 DOMPIERRE-DU-CHEMIN

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...

Etang du Moulin aux Moines

Countryside heritage

35370 Argentré-du-Plessis

Jardin panoramique de la Baie

Countryside heritage

35610 Roz-sur-Couesnon

La Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

Countryside heritage

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

35960 Le Vivier-sur-Mer

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