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Chelun tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chelun in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Vitre at 30 km from Chelun

Visit Chelun: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 30 km and Chateaugiron at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chelun, 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 Chelun in Brittany.

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



at 30 km (direction )

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

See Vitre guide


at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Mayenne department

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town...

See Laval guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rennes guide


at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Langon guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 66 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long,...

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 66 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with...

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 66 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture...

See Angers Cathedral guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chelun


Markets in and near Chelun

  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Pouance: market Thursday (13km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (14km)
  • Craon: market Monday (20km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (30km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (30km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (31km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (34km)

More information about Chelun, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Chelun, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vitre (30km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (21km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (36km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (27km)
  • Étang de la Valière (27km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (30km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (32km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (34km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (36km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (42km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (45km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (41km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (42km)
  • Coudray (44km)
  • Juvigne (44km)
  • Chenille-Change (45km)
  • Le Rheu (51km)

Geography and distances

Chelun is in the north-west of France at 45 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Chelun is 286 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chelun

Canton: Guerche-de-Bretagne

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35640

Distance to Chelun

from Rennes (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 286 km

from Calais: 410 km

from Nice: 803 km

from Bordeaux: 339 km

from Strasbourg: 669 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 Chelun from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brains-sur-les-Marches, Drouges, Eance, Forges-la-Foret and La Rouaudiere.

This page in French: Visiter Chelun

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