Gestel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lorient at 5 km from Gestel

Visit Gestel: highlights and tourist information

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Gestel is situated in the Morbihan 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 Gestel in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lorient at 5 km and Quimperle at 11 km.

Gestel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south)

Due to the fishing industry and war time damage Lorient is not...

See Lorient guide


at 11 km (direction west-north-west), in the Finistere department

The extremely pretty centre of Quimperlé make it one of the loveliest...

See Quimperle guide
Ile de Groix

Ile de Groix

Island at 19 km (direction south)

With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic villages the Ile-de-Groix...

See Ile de Groix guide


at 23 km (direction west), in the Finistere department

The watermills and harbour area give Pont-Aven its own special appeal...

See Pont-Aven guide


at 36 km (direction west), in the Finistere department

Now listed as a town of art and history, you will find...

See Concarneau guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

Carnac is famius worldwide because of the extensive number of prehistoric standing...

See Carnac guide
Carnac Plage

Carnac Plage

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments...

See Carnac Plage guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the port...

See Auray guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a...

See Saint-Goustan guide
Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 38 km (direction east)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most unexpected discovery...

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide
La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover...

See La Trinite sur Mer guide
Iles des Glenan

Iles des Glenan

Island at 43 km (direction west), in the Finistere department

The uninhabited islands of the Glenan archipelago are now a popular nature...

See Iles des Glenan guide


at 43 km (direction south-east)

Apart from the town itself, the main attraction here is the scenery...

See Quiberon guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

The quiet small town of Locmariquer is best known for the famous...

See Locmariaquer guide

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Map of places to visit near Gestel


Markets in and near Gestel

  • Guidel: market Wednesday & Sunday (4km)
  • Ploemeur: market Sunday (8km)
  • Lanester: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Lorient: market Wednesday & Saturday & Friday (9km)
  • Quimperle: market Friday all day (11km)
  • Larmor-Plage: market Sunday (12km)
  • Locmiquelic: market Friday (12km)
  • Hennebont: market Thursday (13km)
  • Port-Louis: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Port-Louis: market Saturday (13km)

More information about Gestel, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Gestel, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (14km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Victor Chevassu (9km)
  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (28km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (47km)
  • Jardin du Botrain (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (41km)
  • Presqu'île de Quiberon (41km)
  • Archipel des Glénan (43km)
  • Marais de Mousterlin (43km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (45km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (45km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (49km)
  • Lac de Guerlédan (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (3km)

Geography and distances

Gestel is in the north-west of France at 54 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Gestel is 444 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gestel

Canton: Pont-Scorff

Arrondissement: Lorient

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56830

Distance to Gestel

from Vannes (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 444 km

from Calais: 519 km

from Nice: 947 km

from Bordeaux: 397 km

from Strasbourg: 833 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Gestel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cleguer, Guidel, Pont-Scorff and Queven.

This page in French: Visiter Gestel