Beauce tourism and travel guide

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Visit Beauce: highlights and tourist information

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Beauce is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 46 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Beauce is 264 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Fougeres at 4 km and Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Beauce, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Beauce in Brittany.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ille-et-Vilaine

Map of places to visit near Beauce

Markets in and near Beauce

  • Fougeres: market Saturday (3km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (16km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (20km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (24km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (24km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (29km)

More information about Beauce, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Beauce, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Beauce.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Pellerine (8km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (11km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (25km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (28km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (31km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Fougères (6km)
  • Source - Couesnon (8km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (12km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (21km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (24km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (25km)
  • Étang de la Valière (27km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (28km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (30km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (31km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (32km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (34km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (35km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (36km)
  • Couesnon (41km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (15km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (38km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (41km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (42km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (53km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Beauce

Canton: Fougères-Nord

Arrondissement: Fougères

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35133

Distance to Beauce

from Rennes (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 264 km

from Calais: 362 km

from Nice: 829 km

from Bordeaux: 392 km

from Strasbourg: 657 km

Getting here

Beauce is in the north-west of France. 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 Beauce from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fleurigne, Fougeres, Javene, La Chapelle-Janson, La Selle-en-Luitre, Laignelet and Lecousse.

This page in French: Visiter Beauce