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Breteil tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Rennes at 17 km from Breteil

Visit Breteil: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Rennes at 17 km and Becherel at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Breteil, 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 Breteil in Brittany.

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



at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Rennes guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Becherel guide


at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Combourg guide


at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

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

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

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide


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

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

See Dinan guide
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 36 km (direction north-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
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

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

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

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 47 km (direction south)

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

See Langon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction south)

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the...

See Saint-Suliac guide


at 48 km (direction north-north-east)

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on...

See Mont-Dol guide

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

Map of places to visit near Breteil


Markets in and near Breteil

  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (4km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (12km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Melesse: market Thursday (17km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (18km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (19km)
  • Tinteniac: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (22km)

More information about Breteil, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Breteil, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (11km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (17km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (28km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (28km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (43km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée du Canut (19km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (24km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (25km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (26km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (28km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (29km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Rheu (9km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (19km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (22km)
  • Saint-Juvat (25km)
  • La Gacilly (46km)

Geography and distances

Breteil is in the north-west of France at 17 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Breteil is 323 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Breteil

Canton: Montfort-sur-Meu

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35160

Distance to Breteil

from Rennes (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 323 km

from Calais: 413 km

from Nice: 863 km

from Bordeaux: 382 km

from Strasbourg: 714 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 Breteil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bedee, Cintre, Clayes, La Chapelle-Thouarault, La Nouaye, Montfort-sur-Meu, Parthenay-de-Bretagne, Pleumeleuc, Saint-Gilles and Talensac.

This page in French: Visiter Breteil

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