Guichen tourism and travel guide

Photo of Guichen in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Rennes at 19 km from Guichen

Visit Guichen: highlights and tourist information

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Guichen 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 Guichen in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rennes at 19 km and Chateaugiron at 24 km.

Guichen, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Rennes guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Becherel guide


at 41 km (direction south-west)

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

See Redon guide


at 47 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vitre guide


at 49 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Combourg guide


at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide


at 59 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 61 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fougeres guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 62 km (direction south-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See La Roche-Bernard guide

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Markets in and near Guichen

  • Bruz: market Friday (7km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Bain-de-Bretagne: market Monday (16km)
  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (18km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (23km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Guichen, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (11km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (26km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée du Canut (8km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (26km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (29km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (30km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (33km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (33km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (35km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (37km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (43km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (43km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Bedee (26km)
  • Grand-Fougeray (27km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (11km)
  • Le Rheu (15km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (22km)
  • La Gacilly (34km)
  • Saint-Juvat (47km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (61km)

Geography and distances

Guichen is in the north-west of France at 19 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Guichen is 321 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Guichen

Canton: Guichen

Arrondissement: Redon

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35580

Distance to Guichen

from Rennes (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 321 km

from Calais: 424 km

from Nice: 846 km

from Bordeaux: 360 km

from Strasbourg: 709 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 Guichen from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourg-Des-Comptes, Goven, Guignen, Laille and Lassy.

This page in French: Visiter Guichen