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Beauce tourism and travel guide

Photo of Beauce in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Fougeres at 4 km from Beauce

Visit Beauce: highlights and tourist information

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

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!



at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction,...

See Fougeres guide


at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 24 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb...

See Vitre guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

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

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit...

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Laval guide


at 41 km (direction south-west)

The castle and towers in the heart of old...

See Chateaugiron guide


Heritage Site at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 45 km (direction west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rennes guide


at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide


at 50 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the...

See Jublains guide


at 50 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west)

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide

... 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

What to do at Beauce? 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

Beauce is in the north-west of France at 46 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Beauce is 264 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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