Gourhel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gourhel in Morbihan

Photo is of Chateau de Josselin at 14 km from Gourhel

Visit Gourhel: highlights and tourist information

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Gourhel 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 Gourhel in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Josselin at 14 km and Josselin at 14 km.

Gourhel, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

Castle at 14 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Josselin guide


at 14 km (direction west)

The castle and the river are the centre of your visit to the historic...

See Josselin guide


at 17 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Paimpont guide


at 26 km (direction south)

Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' you will enjoy...

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide


at 38 km (direction south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of the old town, Redon is...

See Redon guide


at 43 km (direction south-west)

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered houses in the centre...

See Vannes guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a Roman fresco...

See Langon guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 47 km (direction south)

The river harbour and historic old town centre make La Roche-Bernard a lovely little...

See La Roche-Bernard guide
Chateau de Pontivy

Chateau de Pontivy

Castle at 47 km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Pontivy has dominated the centre of Pontivy in Morbihan since 1485...

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at 48 km (direction west-north-west)

Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval old town and also a...

See Pontivy guide
Morbihan Gulf

Morbihan Gulf

at 50 km (direction south-west)

The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on the southern coast of Brittany...

See Morbihan Gulf guide


at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Becherel guide


Island at 51 km (direction south-west)

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the Ile d'Arz,...

See Ile-d'Arz guide


at 51 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Moncontour guide

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Map of places to visit near Gourhel


Markets in and near Gourhel

  • Ploermel: market Friday (3km)
  • Josselin: market Saturday (14km)
  • Malestroit: market Thursday (14km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (17km)
  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (20km)
  • La Gacilly: market Saturday (26km)
  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (27km)
  • Elven: market Friday (29km)
  • Saint-Meen-le-Grand: market Saturday (31km)
  • Questembert: market Monday (32km)

More information about Gourhel, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Gourhel, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (45km)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (39km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Paimpont (17km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (17km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (30km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (31km)
  • Vallée du Canut (35km)
  • Source - Rance (42km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (42km)
  • Source - Marle (42km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (44km)
  • Pont de Kérino (45km)
  • Pont du Vincin (46km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (46km)
  • Vincin (46km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (46km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (46km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (46km)
  • Anse de Mancel (47km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (47km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (47km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (47km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (47km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (49km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (50km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (57km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (38km)

Geography and distances

Gourhel is in the north-west of France at 43 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Gourhel is 362 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gourhel

Canton: Ploërmel

Arrondissement: Vannes

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56800

Distance to Gourhel

from Vannes (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 362 km

from Calais: 453 km

from Nice: 881 km

from Bordeaux: 371 km

from Strasbourg: 751 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 Gourhel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Campeneac, Ploermel and Taupont.

This page in French: Visiter Gourhel