Gennes-sur-Seiche tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vitre at 16 km from Gennes-sur-Seiche

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Gennes-sur-Seiche 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 Gennes-sur-Seiche in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 16 km and Laval at 28 km.

Gennes-sur-Seiche, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Mayenne department

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

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at 29 km (direction west)

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

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at 41 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Fougeres guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rennes guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

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at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is the nearby...

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at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Mayenne department

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient city that...

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Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 61 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines medieval and...

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at 66 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 68 km (direction north-east), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide

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Map of places to visit near Gennes-sur-Seiche


Markets in and near Gennes-sur-Seiche

  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (16km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Craon: market Monday (21km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (22km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (24km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Pouance: market Thursday (28km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (28km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Gennes-sur-Seiche, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Gennes-sur-Seiche, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vitre (16km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (20km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (32km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (33km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (10km)
  • Étang de la Valière (12km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (14km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (18km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (20km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (27km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (28km)
  • Source - Couesnon (36km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (39km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (42km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (45km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (27km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (38km)
  • Coudray (42km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (44km)
  • Chenille-Change (47km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (59km)

Geography and distances

Gennes-sur-Seiche is in the north-west of France at 44 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Gennes-sur-Seiche is 274 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gennes-sur-Seiche

Canton: Argentré-du-Plessis

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35370

Distance to Gennes-sur-Seiche

from Rennes (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 274 km

from Calais: 393 km

from Nice: 805 km

from Bordeaux: 353 km

from Strasbourg: 659 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 Gennes-sur-Seiche from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Availles-sur-Seiche, Brielles, Cuille, Gastines, La Selle-Guerchaise, Laubrieres, Saint-Germain-du-Pinel and Saint-Poix.

This page in French: Visiter Gennes-sur-Seiche