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Dourdain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vitre at 14 km from Dourdain

Visit Dourdain: highlights and tourist information

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

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!



at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vitre guide


at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 22 km (direction north-east)

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be...

See Fougeres guide


at 24 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rennes guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Becherel guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 47 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Laval guide


at 49 km (direction north-west)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


Heritage Site at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 51 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mont-Dol guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 57 km (direction west-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 basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 58 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from the 12th...

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide

... 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

What to do at Dourdain? 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

Dourdain is in the north-west of France at 25 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Dourdain is 284 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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