Gahard tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gahard in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 17 km from Gahard

Visit Gahard: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 17 km and Combourg at 21 km.

Gahard, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 17 km (direction north-east)

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles and manor...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to Chateaubriand, the...

See Combourg guide


at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Rennes guide


at 24 km (direction east)

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be sure to...

See Fougeres guide


at 27 km (direction south)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vitre guide


at 32 km (direction west)

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

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at 33 km (direction north-west)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 36 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mont-Dol guide


Heritage Site at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey and island...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

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Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from the 12th century and...

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Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Dinan castle is an imposing medieval castle which also has views across the town...

See Chateau de Dinan guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The extensive medieval centre of the walled town of Dinan ensure its popularity -...

See Dinan guide

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Map of places to visit near Gahard


Markets in and near Gahard

  • Liffre: market Friday (9km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (10km)
  • Melesse: market Thursday (16km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (16km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (17km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (21km)
  • Combourg: market Monday (21km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (23km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Tinteniac: market Wednesday (24km)

More information about Gahard, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Gahard, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (16km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (19km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (20km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (24km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (31km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (32km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (35km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (38km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (10km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (10km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (11km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (12km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (18km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (24km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (25km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (26km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (28km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (34km)
  • Source - Couesnon (34km)
  • Étang de la Valière (35km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (35km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (36km)
  • Couesnon (36km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (42km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (44km)
  • Vallée du Canut (45km)
  • Île des Rimains (49km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (49km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (52km)
  • Île du Guesclin (53km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (54km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (54km)
  • Île Besnard (54km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (55km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (55km)
  • Cézembre (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (21km)
  • Le Rheu (30km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (32km)
  • Juvigne (36km)
  • Saint-Juvat (39km)
  • Saint-Malo (54km)

Geography and distances

Gahard is in the north-west of France at 23 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Gahard is 291 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gahard

Canton: Saint-Aubin-d'Aubigné

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35490

Distance to Gahard

from Rennes (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 291 km

from Calais: 382 km

from Nice: 848 km

from Bordeaux: 391 km

from Strasbourg: 684 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 Gahard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andouille-Neuville, Chasne-sur-Illet, Erce-Pres-Liffre, Gosne, Saint-Christophe-de-Valains, Sens-de-Bretagne and Vieux-Vy-sur-Couesnon.

This page in French: Visiter Gahard