Bovel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bovel in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Paimpont at 16 km from Bovel

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Bovel 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 Bovel in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Paimpont at 16 km and Langon at 27 km.

Bovel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

Paimpont is well known for its 'magical forest', part of the ancient forests that...

See Paimpont guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Langon guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Rennes guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of the old town, Redon is...

See Redon guide


at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Becherel guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Morbihan department

Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' you will enjoy...

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide


at 42 km (direction west), in the Morbihan department

The castle and the river are the centre of your visit to the historic...

See Josselin guide
Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

Castle at 43 km (direction west), in the Morbihan department

The Chateau de Josselin has a 1000 year history and includes both medieval and...

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La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 54 km (direction south-west), in the Morbihan department

The river harbour and historic old town centre make La Roche-Bernard a lovely little...

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at 67 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The highlight in Moncontour is exploring the streets of half-timbered houses within the medieval...

See Moncontour guide

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Markets in and near Bovel

  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (7km)
  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (11km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (19km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (21km)
  • La Gacilly: market Saturday (24km)
  • Bain-de-Bretagne: market Monday (25km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (27km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Bovel, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (14km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (38km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée du Canut (7km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (13km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (17km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (28km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (42km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (42km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (44km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (47km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (50km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (52km)
  • Source - Rance (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Bedee (26km)
  • Grand-Fougeray (31km)
  • Josselin (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Rheu (21km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (22km)
  • La Gacilly (24km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (33km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (39km)
  • Saint-Juvat (45km)
  • La Vraie-Croix (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (50km)

Geography and distances

Bovel is in the north-west of France at 29 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Bovel is 335 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bovel

Canton: Maure-de-Bretagne

Arrondissement: Redon

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35330

Distance to Bovel

from Rennes (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 335 km

from Calais: 433 km

from Nice: 857 km

from Bordeaux: 362 km

from Strasbourg: 723 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 Bovel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baulon, Campel, La Chapelle-Bouexic, Maxent and Mernel.

This page in French: Visiter Bovel