Cancale tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cancale in Ille-et-Vilaine

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!

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.

Cancale is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 64 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Cancale is 309 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... 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

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

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

Cancale is in the north-west of France. 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