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Hellean tourism and travel guide

Photo of Hellean in Morbihan

Photo is of Josselin at 6 km from Hellean

Visit Hellean: highlights and tourist information

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Hellean is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Josselin at 6 km and Chateau de Josselin at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Hellean, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Hellean in Brittany.

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



at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

The castle and the river are the centre of your...

See Josselin guide
Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

Castle at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Josselin has a 1000 year history...

See Chateau de Josselin guide


at 23 km (direction east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Paimpont is well known for its 'magical forest', part of...

See Paimpont guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide
Chateau de Pontivy

Chateau de Pontivy

Castle at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Pontivy has dominated the centre of...

See Chateau de Pontivy guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval old...

See Pontivy guide


at 41 km (direction south-west)

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the...

See Vannes guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Moncontour guide


at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Redon guide
Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide
Morbihan Gulf

Morbihan Gulf

at 48 km (direction south-west)

The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on...

See Morbihan Gulf guide


Island at 49 km (direction south-west)

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make...

See Ile-d'Arz guide
Ile aux Moines

Ile aux Moines

Island at 50 km (direction south-west)

In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy...

See Ile aux Moines guide


at 51 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Goustan guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Morbihan

Map of places to visit near Hellean


Markets in and near Hellean

  • Josselin: market Saturday (6km)
  • Ploermel: market Friday (7km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (19km)
  • Malestroit: market Thursday (19km)
  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (28km)
  • Elven: market Friday (28km)
  • Locmine: market Thursday (29km)
  • Loudeac: market Saturday (31km)
  • Saint-Meen-le-Grand: market Saturday (32km)
  • La Gacilly: market Saturday (34km)

More information about Hellean, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Hellean, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (43km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Botrain (46km)
  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (51km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Paimpont (23km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (25km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (30km)
  • Source - Rance (37km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (39km)
  • Source - Marle (40km)
  • Pont de Kérino (43km)
  • Vallée du Canut (43km)
  • Pont du Vincin (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (43km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (43km)
  • Vincin (44km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (44km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (44km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (44km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (45km)
  • Anse de Mancel (45km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (46km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (46km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (46km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (46km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (48km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (49km)
  • Lac de Guerlédan (50km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (54km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Vraie-Croix (32km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (32km)
  • La Gacilly (34km)
  • Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marche (48km)
  • Saint-Juvat (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (42km)

Geography and distances

Hellean is in the north-west of France at 41 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Hellean is 369 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Hellean

Canton: Josselin

Arrondissement: Pontivy

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56120

Distance to Hellean

from Vannes (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 369 km

from Calais: 455 km

from Nice: 890 km

from Bordeaux: 378 km

from Strasbourg: 759 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 Hellean from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Josselin, La Croix-Hellean, La Gree-Saint-Laurent, Ploermel and Taupont.

This page in French: Visiter Hellean

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