Dourdain tourism and travel guide

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Visit Dourdain: highlights and tourist information

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Dourdain is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 25 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Dourdain is 284 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 14 km and Chateaugiron at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Dourdain, 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 Dourdain 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 Dourdain

Markets in and near Dourdain

  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (8km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (9km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (11km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (14km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (16km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (19km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (19km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (21km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (22km)
  • Melesse: market Thursday (24km)

More information about Dourdain, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Dourdain, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Dourdain.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (14km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (26km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (27km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (31km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (31km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (37km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (40km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (44km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (46km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Chevré (6km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (9km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (12km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (15km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (15km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (15km)
  • Étang de la Valière (19km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (19km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (20km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (26km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (26km)
  • Source - Couesnon (27km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (27km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (37km)
  • Vallée du Canut (46km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (19km)
  • Juvigne (25km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (30km)
  • Le Rheu (33km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Dourdain

Canton: Liffré

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35450

Distance to Dourdain

from Rennes (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 284 km

from Calais: 385 km

from Nice: 833 km

from Bordeaux: 378 km

from Strasbourg: 674 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champeaux, La Bouexiere, Landavran, Livre-sur-Changeon, Marpire, Mece and Val-d'Ize.

This page in French: Visiter Dourdain