Brehan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Josselin at 16 km from Brehan

Visit Brehan: highlights and tourist information

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Brehan is situated in the Morbihan 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 Brehan in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Josselin at 16 km and Chateau de Josselin at 16 km.

Brehan, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction south-east)

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 16 km (direction south-east)

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

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Chateau de Pontivy

Chateau de Pontivy

Castle at 21 km (direction west)

The Chateau de Pontivy has dominated the centre of Pontivy in Morbihan since 1485...

See Chateau de Pontivy guide


at 22 km (direction west)

Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval old town and also a...

See Pontivy guide


at 34 km (direction 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
Forges des Salles

Forges des Salles

at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Attraction or village? The Forges des Salles was a 19th century village for workers...

See Forges des Salles guide


at 39 km (direction east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Paimpont guide
Sainte-Anne d\'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 44 km (direction south-west)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most unexpected discovery in southern...

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide


at 46 km (direction south-south-west)

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered houses in the centre...

See Vannes guide


at 48 km (direction south-east)

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide


at 49 km (direction south-west)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a promenade after...

See Saint-Goustan guide


at 49 km (direction south-west)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the port of Saint-Goustan...

See Auray guide


at 63 km (direction west-south-west)

Port Louis is a pleasant town with a citadel and a large sandy beach....

See Port-Louis guide


at 64 km (direction south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Redon guide

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Markets in and near Brehan

  • Loudeac: market Saturday (14km)
  • Josselin: market Saturday (15km)
  • Pontivy: market Monday all day (21km)
  • Locmine: market Thursday (23km)
  • Ploermel: market Friday (26km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (30km)
  • Ploeuc-sur-Lie: market Thursday (32km)
  • Baud: market Saturday (32km)
  • Malestroit: market Thursday (36km)
  • Elven: market Friday (37km)

More information about Brehan, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Brehan, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Botrain (27km)
  • Jardin du Colombier (36km)
  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (45km)
  • Jardin du Grand Launay (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Rance (28km)
  • Lac de Guerlédan (31km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (38km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (40km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (41km)
  • Source - Marle (45km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (47km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (57km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marche (29km)
  • Quintin (41km)
  • La Vraie-Croix (42km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (48km)
  • La Gacilly (53km)

Geography and distances

Brehan is in the north-west of France at 45 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Brehan is 382 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brehan

Canton: Rohan

Arrondissement: Pontivy

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56580

Distance to Brehan

from Vannes (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 382 km

from Calais: 459 km

from Nice: 909 km

from Bordeaux: 393 km

from Strasbourg: 773 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Brehan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Credin, Le Cambout, Les Forges and Rohan.

This page in French: Visiter Brehan