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Forges-la-Foret tourism and travel guide

Photo of Forges-la-Foret in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Chateaugiron at 27 km from Forges-la-Foret

Visit Forges-la-Foret: highlights and tourist information

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Forges-la-Foret is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateaugiron at 27 km and Vitre at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Forges-la-Foret, 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 Forges-la-Foret in Brittany.

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



at 27 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Vitre guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rennes guide


at 45 km (direction west-south-west)

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a...

See Langon guide


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

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

See Laval guide


at 69 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Becherel guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ille-et-Vilaine

Map of places to visit near Forges-la-Foret


Markets in and near Forges-la-Foret

  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Pouance: market Thursday (15km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (18km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Craon: market Monday (25km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (27km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (29km)
  • Bain-de-Bretagne: market Monday (30km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (30km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)

More information about Forges-la-Foret, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Forges-la-Foret, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vitre (30km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (25km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (33km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (48km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de la Valière (28km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (28km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (31km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (31km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (34km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (35km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (42km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (43km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (43km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (37km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (38km)
  • Juvigne (45km)
  • Le Rheu (47km)

Geography and distances

Forges-la-Foret is in the north-west of France at 41 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Forges-la-Foret is 290 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Forges-la-Foret

Canton: Retiers

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35640

Distance to Forges-la-Foret

from Rennes (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 290 km

from Calais: 412 km

from Nice: 807 km

from Bordeaux: 340 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 Forges-la-Foret from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chelun, Drouges, Eance and Martigne-Ferchaud.

This page in French: Visiter Forges-la-Foret

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