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Clayes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Clayes in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Rennes at 15 km from Clayes

Visit Clayes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Rennes at 15 km and Becherel at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Clayes, 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 Clayes in Brittany.

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



at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Rennes guide


at 15 km (direction north-west)

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

See Becherel guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once...

See Combourg guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Dinan castle is an imposing medieval castle which also has...

See Chateau de Dinan guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements...

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The extensive medieval centre of the walled town of Dinan ensure...

See Dinan guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 34 km (direction north-north-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
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Church of Saint-Malo in Dinan is a large 15th...

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Suliac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Clayes


Markets in and near Clayes

  • Pace: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (9km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Melesse: market Thursday (13km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (15km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (15km)
  • Tinteniac: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (19km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (20km)

More information about Clayes, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Clayes, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (14km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (15km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (25km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (25km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (38km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (42km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (47km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Rennes (21km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (21km)
  • Vallée du Canut (23km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (24km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (24km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (29km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (30km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (33km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (43km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Rheu (9km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (18km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (20km)
  • Saint-Juvat (24km)

Geography and distances

Clayes is in the north-west of France at 15 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Clayes is 319 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Clayes

Canton: Montfort-sur-Meu

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35590

Distance to Clayes

from Rennes (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 319 km

from Calais: 408 km

from Nice: 862 km

from Bordeaux: 384 km

from Strasbourg: 710 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 Clayes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breteil, Geveze, La Chapelle-Thouarault, Pace, Parthenay-de-Bretagne, Pleumeleuc, Romille and Saint-Gilles.

This page in French: Visiter Clayes

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