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Chateaugiron tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chateaugiron: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron help explain why it is now classed as a 'small city of character'.

Important note

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

Chateaugiron is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 15 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Chateaugiron is 298 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 24 km and Fougeres at 41 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chateaugiron, 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 Chateaugiron 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 Chateaugiron


Markets in and near Chateaugiron

Market days in Chateaugiron: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (0km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (11km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (11km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (13km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (18km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (18km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (19km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (23km)

More information about Chateaugiron, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Chateaugiron, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (7km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (27km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (43km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (44km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (45km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (45km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (47km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Chevré (14km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (17km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (18km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (20km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (20km)
  • Étang de la Valière (26km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (29km)
  • Vallée du Canut (30km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (31km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (32km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (33km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (34km)
  • Source - Couesnon (44km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (11km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (15km)
  • Le Rheu (22km)
  • Juvigne (41km)
  • Saint-Juvat (52km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chateaugiron

Canton: Châteaugiron

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35410

Distance to Chateaugiron

from Rennes (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 298 km

from Calais: 404 km

from Nice: 833 km

from Bordeaux: 364 km

from Strasbourg: 687 km

Getting here

Chateaugiron 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 Chateaugiron from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amanlis, Domloup, Nouvoitou, Osse, Pire-sur-Seiche and Saint-Aubin-du-Pavail.

This page in French: Visiter Chateaugiron

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