Emerald Coast tourism and travel guide

Photo of Emerald Coast in Ille-et-Vilaine

Visit Emerald Coast: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and contains numerous places of interest, beaches and resorts

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Emerald Coast. For detailed visitor information see the Emerald Coast travel guide.

Emerald Coast is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 64 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Emerald Coast is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Dinard at 4 km and Saint-Lunaire at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Emerald Coast, 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 Emerald Coast 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 Emerald Coast

Markets in and near Emerald Coast

  • Saint-Malo: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (1km)
  • Dinard: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (4km)
  • Saint-Lunaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Lancieux: market Tuesday & Tuesday (11km)
  • Cancale: market Sunday (12km)
  • Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer: market Friday (15km)
  • Saint-Cast-le-Guildo: market Monday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Matignon: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Dinan: market Thursday (22km)
  • Plancoet: market Saturday (22km)

More information about Emerald Coast, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Emerald Coast, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Montmarin (8km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (29km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (39km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (41km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (44km)
  • Argences (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Embouchure - Rance (3km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (3km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (4km)
  • Cézembre (6km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (6km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (6km)
  • Île Besnard (6km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (9km)
  • Île du Guesclin (10km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (10km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (12km)
  • Île des Rimains (14km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (14km)
  • Île des Landes (14km)
  • Îlot de la Colombière (15km)
  • Cap Frehel (23km)
  • Chausey (28km)
  • Le Grand-Pourier (35km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (37km)
  • Couesnon (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (40km)
  • Îlot du Verdelet (41km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (43km)
  • Source - Rance (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Emerald Coast

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: na

Distance to Emerald Coast

from Rennes (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 377 km

from Nice: 900 km

from Bordeaux: 438 km

from Strasbourg: 717 km

Getting here

Emerald Coast 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 Emerald Coast from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dinard, La Richardais, Saint-Jouan-Des-Guerets and Saint-Malo.

This page in French: Visiter Emerald Coast