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

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 Glaume

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

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...

Forêt Domaniale du Mesnil

Countryside heritage

Forests

35720 Mesnil-Roc’h

Forêt du Pertre

Countryside heritage

Forests

35370 Le Pertre

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...

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...

Forêt de Paimpont en Brocéliande

Countryside heritage

Forests

35380 Paimpont

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...

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...

Barrage de la Cantache

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35500 Pocé-les-Bois

Forêt Domaniale de Rennes

Countryside heritage

Forests

35340 Liffré

35960 Le Vivier-sur-Mer

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...

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...

La Forêt domaniale de Villecartier

Countryside heritage

Forests

35560 Bazouges-la-Pérouse

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....

Forêt d'Araize

Countryside heritage

Forests

35640 Martigné-Ferchaud

Vue Panoramique au Pertre

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35370 Le Pertre

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...
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