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Brece tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brece in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Chateaugiron at 7 km from Brece

Visit Brece: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateaugiron at 7 km and Rennes at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brece, 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 Brece in Brittany.

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

Chateaugiron

Chateaugiron

at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide
Rennes

Rennes

at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Rennes guide
Vitre

Vitre

at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Vitre guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fougeres guide
 
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Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 35 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Combourg guide
Becherel

Becherel

at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Becherel guide
Langon

Langon

at 51 km (direction south-west)

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

See Langon guide
Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 53 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Dinan castle is an imposing medieval castle which also has views across...

See Chateau de Dinan guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from the 12th...

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the most...

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide
Dinan

Dinan

at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The extensive medieval centre of the walled town of Dinan ensure its...

See Dinan guide
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Church of Saint-Malo in Dinan is a large 15th century church...

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide

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

Map of places to visit near Brece

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Markets in and near Brece

  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (6km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (7km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (9km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (9km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (12km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (15km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (18km)
  • Melesse: market Thursday (20km)

More information about Brece, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Brece, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (3km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (29km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (37km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (38km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (39km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (39km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (40km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (45km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Chevré (7km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (11km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (11km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (14km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (16km)
  • Étang de la Valière (24km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (26km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (26km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (28km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (28km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (31km)
  • Vallée du Canut (34km)
  • Source - Couesnon (39km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (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)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (9km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (18km)
  • Le Rheu (23km)
  • Juvigne (36km)
  • Saint-Juvat (50km)
 
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Geography and distances

Brece is in the north-west of France at 15 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Brece is 294 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brece

Canton: Châteaugiron

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35530

Distance to Brece

from Rennes (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 294 km

from Calais: 397 km

from Nice: 835 km

from Bordeaux: 371 km

from Strasbourg: 684 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 Brece from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Acigne, Domloup, Noyal-sur-Vilaine and Servon-sur-Vilaine.

This page in French: Visiter Brece

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