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Emerald Coast tourism and travel guide

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

Emerald Coast 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 Emerald Coast. For detailed visitor information see the Emerald Coast travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Emerald Coast in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Dinard Pointe du Moulinet at 3 km and Dinard Pointe de la Malouine at 4 km.

Emerald Coast, France: places to visit and attractions

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



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

See Saint-Malo guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 3 km (direction west-south-west)

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

at 4 km (direction west)

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a promontory west of...

See Dinard Pointe de la Malouine guide


at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Dinard guide
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Seaside resort at 8 km (direction west)

Saint-Lunaire is a small resort, established west of Dinard in the 19th...

See Saint-Lunaire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Suliac guide


Seaside resort at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

The resort of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer is an attractive destination with lovely views, several...

See Saint-Briac-sur-Mer guide


at 14 km (direction east)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is a small town on a peninsula in Brittany that is...

See Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Saint-cast-le-Guildo is a small seaside resort with a sandy beach and easy...

See Saint-Cast-le-Guildo guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 21 km (direction south), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Quiet when compared with the coast towns in Brittany, Plancoet and the...

See Plancoet guide

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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

What to do at Emerald Coast? 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

Emerald Coast is in the north-west of France at 64 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Emerald Coast is 320 kilometres from Paris).

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

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


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