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Brie tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brie in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Chateaugiron at 11 km from Brie

Visit Brie: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateaugiron at 11 km and Rennes at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brie, 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 Brie in Brittany.

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



at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Rennes guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vitre guide


at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Langon guide


at 48 km (direction west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 49 km (direction north-west)

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

See Becherel guide


at 51 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fougeres guide


at 53 km (direction west-south-west)

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of...

See Redon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Brie


Markets in and near Brie

  • Janze: market Wednesday (3km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (11km)
  • Bain-de-Bretagne: market Monday (16km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (18km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (19km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (21km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (23km)
  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (27km)

More information about Brie, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Brie, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (18km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (27km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (45km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (49km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Chevré (24km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (27km)
  • Vallée du Canut (27km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (28km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (28km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (30km)
  • Étang de la Valière (32km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (35km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (37km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (38km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (41km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (44km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (45km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (51km)
  • Source - Couesnon (54km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (29km)
  • Bedee (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (16km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (19km)
  • Le Rheu (25km)
  • Juvigne (48km)
  • La Gacilly (49km)
  • Saint-Juvat (58km)

Geography and distances

Brie is in the north-west of France at 21 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Brie is 304 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brie

Canton: Janzé

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35150

Distance to Brie

from Rennes (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 304 km

from Calais: 414 km

from Nice: 829 km

from Bordeaux: 354 km

from Strasbourg: 690 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 Brie from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourgbarre, Chanteloup, Corps-Nuds, Janze, Le Petit-Fougeray and Saulnieres.

This page in French: Visiter Brie

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