Balaze tourism and travel guide

Photo of Balaze in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Vitre at 5 km from Balaze

Visit Balaze: highlights and tourist information

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Balaze 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 Balaze in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 5 km and Fougeres at 20 km.

Balaze, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vitre guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Fougeres guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Laval guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 36 km (direction east-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 37 km (direction west)

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

See Rennes guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is the nearby...

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 59 km (direction west-north-west)

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the most popular...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 61 km (direction north-west)

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which stands a...

See Mont-Dol guide


at 62 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the old town...

See Domfront guide


at 70 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Langon guide

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Markets in and near Balaze

  • Vitre: market Monday (5km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (17km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (18km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (20km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (24km)
  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (27km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (29km)

More information about Balaze, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Balaze, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vitre (6km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Pellerine (19km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (25km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (25km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (28km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (39km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (40km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (6km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (7km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (7km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (7km)
  • Étang de la Valière (9km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (14km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (17km)
  • Source - Couesnon (19km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (25km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (26km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (28km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (29km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (39km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (13km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (31km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (41km)
  • Le Rheu (45km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (51km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (51km)
  • Coudray (58km)

Geography and distances

Balaze is in the north-west of France at 37 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Balaze is 272 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balaze

Canton: Vitré-Est

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35500

Distance to Balaze

from Rennes (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 272 km

from Calais: 379 km

from Nice: 821 km

from Bordeaux: 374 km

from Strasbourg: 662 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 Balaze from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Montautour, Montreuil-sous-Perouse, Saint-M-Herve, Taillis and Vitre.

This page in French: Visiter Balaze