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Cancale tourism and travel guide

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Visit Cancale: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh every day!

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Cancale. For detailed visitor information see the Cancale travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Malo at 12 km and Mont-Dol at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cancale, 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 Cancale in Brittany.

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

Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 12 km (direction west)

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

See Emerald Coast guide


at 12 km (direction west)

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered...

See Saint-Malo guide


at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Mont-Dol guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Suliac guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 15 km (direction west)

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

at 16 km (direction west)

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a promontory west of...

See Dinard Pointe de la Malouine guide


at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

Dinard, estblished as a fashionable resort in the 19th century, is...

See Dinard guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction west)

Saint-Lunaire is a small resort, established west of Dinard in the...

See Saint-Lunaire guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

The resort of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer is an attractive destination with...

See Saint-Briac-sur-Mer guide


Heritage Site at 26 km (direction east), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Manche department

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th...

See Granville guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is a small town on a peninsula in Brittany that is...

See Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 28 km (direction south-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

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

Map of places to visit near Cancale


Markets in and near Cancale

Market days in Cancale: weekly market: Sunday;

  • Cancale: market Sunday (0km)
  • Saint-Malo: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Dinard: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (15km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Lunaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (23km)
  • Lancieux: market Tuesday & Tuesday (23km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (26km)
  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (26km)

More information about Cancale, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Cancale, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Montmarin (18km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (31km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (35km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (36km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (43km)
  • Argences (48km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île des Rimains (2km)
  • Île du Guesclin (4km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (4km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (4km)
  • Île des Landes (4km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (7km)
  • Île Besnard (8km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (10km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (14km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (14km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (14km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (16km)
  • Cézembre (16km)
  • Chausey (20km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (24km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (26km)
  • Couesnon (26km)
  • Îlot de la Colombière (27km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (31km)
  • Cap Frehel (34km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (43km)

Geography and distances

Cancale is in the north-west of France at 64 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Cancale is 309 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cancale

Canton: Cancale

Arrondissement: Saint-Malo

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35260

Distance to Cancale

from Rennes (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 309 km

from Calais: 367 km

from Nice: 893 km

from Bordeaux: 438 km

from Strasbourg: 705 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 Cancale from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Coulomb and Saint-Meloir-Des-Ondes.

This page in French: Visiter Cancale

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