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Dol-de-Bretagne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Dol-de-Bretagne: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the most popular destinations in Brittany

Dol-de-Bretagne 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 Dol-de-Bretagne. For detailed visitor information see the Dol-de-Bretagne travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Dol-de-Bretagne include "village d'etape".

Popular places to visit nearby include Cancale at 15 km and Combourg at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Dol-de-Bretagne, 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 Dol-de-Bretagne in Brittany.

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



at 3 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany...

See Cancale guide


at 16 km (direction south)

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

See Combourg guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Suliac guide


Heritage Site at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Manche department

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Emerald Coast guide


at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Malo guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the...

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide


at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Chateau de Dinan guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dinard guide

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

Map of places to visit near Dol-de-Bretagne


Markets in and near Dol-de-Bretagne

Market days in Dol-de-Bretagne: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (0km)
  • Combourg: market Monday (16km)
  • Cancale: market Sunday (16km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Saint-Malo: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • Dinard: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (24km)
  • Dinan: market Thursday (24km)
  • Tinteniac: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (26km)
  • Saint-Lunaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (28km)

More information about Dol-de-Bretagne, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Dol-de-Bretagne, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (20km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (20km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (22km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (23km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (32km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île des Rimains (16km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (16km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (19km)
  • Île des Landes (19km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (19km)
  • Couesnon (19km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (19km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (19km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (19km)
  • Île du Guesclin (20km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (21km)
  • Île Besnard (22km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (23km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (24km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (24km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (24km)
  • Cézembre (27km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (32km)
  • Chausey (34km)
  • Îlot de la Colombière (34km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (39km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (41km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (42km)
  • Cap Frehel (44km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (47km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (51km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (55km)

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 (44km)

Geography and distances

Dol-de-Bretagne is in the north-west of France at 49 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Dol-de-Bretagne is 303 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dol-de-Bretagne

Canton: Dol-de-Bretagne

Arrondissement: Saint-Malo

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35120

Distance to Dol-de-Bretagne

from Rennes (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 303 km

from Calais: 372 km

from Nice: 879 km

from Bordeaux: 422 km

from Strasbourg: 699 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 Dol-de-Bretagne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baguer-Morvan, Baguer-Pican, Epiniac, Le Vivier-sur-Mer, Mont-Dol and Roz-Landrieux.

This page in French: Visiter Dol-de-Bretagne

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