Gael tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gael in Ille-et-Vilaine

Visit Gael: highlights and tourist information

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Gael is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 40 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Gael is 346 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Paimpont at 13 km and Becherel at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gael, 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 Gael 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 Gael

Markets in and near Gael

  • Saint-Meen-le-Grand: market Saturday (7km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (7km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (15km)
  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (17km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (19km)
  • Broons: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Ploermel: market Friday (26km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Josselin: market Saturday (31km)
  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (31km)

More information about Gael, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Gael, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (27km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (28km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (38km)
  • Jardin du Colombier (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Paimpont (13km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (16km)
  • Vallée du Canut (30km)
  • Source - Rance (30km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Juvat (28km)
  • Le Rheu (31km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (39km)
  • La Gacilly (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gael

Canton: Saint-Méen-le-Grand

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35290

Distance to Gael

from Rennes (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 346 km

from Calais: 429 km

from Nice: 883 km

from Bordeaux: 387 km

from Strasbourg: 737 km

Getting here

Gael 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 Gael from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Loscouet-sur-Meu, Mauron, Muel, Saint-Lery and Saint-Onen-la-Chapelle.

This page in French: Visiter Gael