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

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...

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...

La vallée de la Vilaine à Pléchatel

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35470 Pléchâtel

La forêt d'Iffendic

Countryside heritage

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

35750 Iffendic

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...

La Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

Countryside heritage

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

35960 Le Vivier-sur-Mer

Jardin panoramique de la Baie

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35610 Roz-sur-Couesnon

Etang du Moulin aux Moines

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35370 Argentré-du-Plessis

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 Teillay

Countryside heritage

Forests

35620 Teillay

Etang du Moulin neuf

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35370 Argentré-du-Plessis

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...

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...

Parcs et balades vertes en famille

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35160 Montfort-sur-Meu

Le Marais de Gannedel

Countryside heritage

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

35660 La Chapelle-de-Brain

The Gannedel Marsh, part of the vast marshland complex around Redon in the southernmost tip of the département of Ille-et-Vilaine, was formed by...

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 forêt de Montfort

Countryside heritage

Forests

35160 Montfort-sur-Meu

Les Landes de la Briantais

Countryside heritage

Unclassified

35580 Lassy

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...

35960 Le Vivier-sur-Mer

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