Bais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bais in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Vitre at 14 km from Bais

Visit Bais: highlights and tourist information

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Bais is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bais in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 14 km and Chateaugiron at 16 km.

Bais, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 14 km (direction north-east)

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with numerous fascinating...

See Vitre guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron help explain why it...

See Chateaugiron guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

An unmissable highlight in the region, Rennes has a very picturesque medieval centre...

See Rennes guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be sure to...

See Fougeres guide


at 40 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town of Laval...

See Laval guide


at 45 km (direction east)

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles and manor...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-west)

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a Roman fresco...

See Langon guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 54 km (direction north-east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 56 km (direction north-west)

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to Chateaubriand, the...

See Combourg guide


at 58 km (direction west-north-west)

Becherel is a pretty town and a centre for books....

See Becherel guide

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Map of places to visit near Bais


Markets in and near Bais

  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (14km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (14km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (17km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (26km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (27km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Bais, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Bais, France

What to do at Bais? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bais.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vitre (14km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (21km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (31km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (38km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (39km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de la Valière (13km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (14km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (17km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (18km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (18km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (20km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (26km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (28km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (29km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (31km)
  • Source - Couesnon (38km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (44km)
  • Vallée du Canut (45km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (26km)
  • Juvigne (31km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (31km)
  • Le Rheu (39km)

Geography and distances

Bais is in the north-west of France at 31 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Bais is 285 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bais

Canton: Guerche-de-Bretagne

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35680

Distance to Bais

from Rennes (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 285 km

from Calais: 398 km

from Nice: 817 km

from Bordeaux: 357 km

from Strasbourg: 671 km

Getting here

Most visitors Most UK visitors arrive by car with the cross-channel ferry port at Saint Malo keeping driving time to a minimum. For driving distances to Bais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Domalain, Louvigne-de-Bais, Moutiers, Torce and Vergeal.

This page in French: Visiter Bais