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Photo of Gael in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Paimpont at 13 km from Gael

Visit Gael: highlights and tourist information

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Gael is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region.

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!

Paimpont

Paimpont

at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

Paimpont is well known for its 'magical forest', part of the...

See Paimpont guide
Becherel

Becherel

at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Becherel guide
Josselin

Josselin

at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Josselin guide
Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

Castle at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Chateau de Josselin guide
 
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Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Dinan castle is an imposing medieval castle which also has...

See Chateau de Dinan guide
Dinan

Dinan

at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The extensive medieval centre of the walled town of Dinan ensure...

See Dinan guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from...

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Church of Saint-Malo in Dinan is a large 15th century church...

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide
Moncontour

Moncontour

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The highlight in Moncontour is exploring the streets of half-timbered houses within...

See Moncontour guide
Rennes

Rennes

at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Rennes guide
Plancoet

Plancoet

at 44 km (direction east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Plancoet guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg,...

See Combourg guide
Rochefort-en-Terre

Rochefort-en-Terre

at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Gael

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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

What to do at Gael? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Gael is in the north-west of France at 40 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Gael is 346 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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