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Elven tourism and travel guide

Photo of Elven in Morbihan

Photo is of Vannes at 15 km from Elven

Visit Elven: highlights and tourist information

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Elven is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

Tourist classifications for Elven include "village d'etape".

Popular places to visit nearby include Vannes at 15 km and Rochefort-en-Terre at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Elven, 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 Elven in Brittany.

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



at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered houses...

See Vannes guide


at 19 km (direction east)

Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages...

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide
Morbihan Gulf

Morbihan Gulf

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on...

See Morbihan Gulf guide


Island at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the...

See Ile-d'Arz guide
Ile aux Moines

Ile aux Moines

Island at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy...

See Ile aux Moines guide
Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

Castle at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Josselin has a 1000 year history and includes both...

See Chateau de Josselin guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

The castle and the river are the centre of your...

See Josselin guide


at 26 km (direction south-west)

See Suscinio Castle and the Gardens of Chateau de...

See Sarzeau guide
Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 27 km (direction west)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a...

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide


at 30 km (direction west)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place...

See Saint-Goustan guide


at 30 km (direction west)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the...

See Auray guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near...

See Arzon guide
Port de Crouesty

Port de Crouesty

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

Port Crouesty is a new port development near Arzon, with a...

See Port de Crouesty guide


at 32 km (direction south-west)

The quiet village of Saint-Guildas is visited for the Abbey Church and...

See Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Morbihan

Map of places to visit near Elven


Markets in and near Elven

Market days in Elven: weekly market: Friday;

  • Elven: market Friday (0km)
  • Saint-Ave: market Sunday (12km)
  • Questembert: market Monday (13km)
  • Vannes: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Surzur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Malestroit: market Thursday (18km)
  • Muzillac: market Friday (21km)
  • Arradon: market Friday (21km)
  • Damgan: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Damgan: market Saturday (23km)

More information about Elven, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Elven, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (17km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (3km)
  • Source - Marle (14km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (16km)
  • Pont de Kérino (16km)
  • Anse de Mancel (18km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (18km)
  • Pont du Vincin (18km)
  • Vincin (18km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (18km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (18km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (18km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (18km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (19km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (19km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (19km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (21km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (23km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (28km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (29km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (32km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (35km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (35km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (37km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (39km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (44km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (45km)
  • Presqu'île de Quiberon (48km)

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 du château de Branféré (21km)

Geography and distances

Elven is in the north-west of France at 15 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Elven is 386 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Elven

Canton: Elven

Arrondissement: Vannes

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56250

Distance to Elven

from Vannes (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 386 km

from Calais: 481 km

from Nice: 886 km

from Bordeaux: 357 km

from Strasbourg: 772 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Elven from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Vraie-Croix, Larre, Saint-Guyomard, Saint-Nolff and Trefflean.

This page in French: Visiter Elven

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