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Visit Josselin: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The castle and the river are the centre of your visit to the historic town of Josselin

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Josselin. For detailed visitor information see the Josselin travel guide.

Josselin is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 37 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Josselin is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Josselin

The Chateau de Josselin has a 1000 year history and includes both medieval and renaissance parts: Chateau de Josselin

Tourist classifications for Josselin include "village d'etape".

Popular places to visit nearby include Paimpont at 29 km and Rochefort-en-Terre at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Josselin, 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 Josselin in Brittany.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Josselin

Markets in and near Josselin

Market days in Josselin: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Josselin: market Saturday (0km)
  • Ploermel: market Friday (12km)
  • Malestroit: market Thursday (21km)
  • Locmine: market Thursday (23km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (24km)
  • Elven: market Friday (25km)
  • Loudeac: market Saturday (29km)
  • Saint-Ave: market Sunday (33km)
  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (33km)
  • Pontivy: market Monday all day (34km)

More information about Josselin, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Josselin, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Botrain (42km)
  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (46km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (28km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (29km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (30km)
  • Source - Marle (36km)
  • Source - Rance (38km)
  • Pont de Kérino (39km)
  • Pont du Vincin (39km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (39km)
  • Vincin (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (40km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (40km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (40km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (41km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (41km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (41km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (42km)
  • Anse de Mancel (42km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (43km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (43km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (43km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (44km)
  • Lac de Guerlédan (46km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (49km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (51km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Elven (25km)
  • Bedee (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Vraie-Croix (30km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (33km)
  • La Gacilly (38km)
  • Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marche (45km)
  • Saint-Juvat (58km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (42km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Josselin

Canton: Josselin

Arrondissement: Pontivy

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56120

Distance to Josselin

from Vannes (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 460 km

from Nice: 895 km

from Bordeaux: 378 km

from Strasbourg: 765 km

Getting here

Josselin is in the north-west of France. 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 Josselin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Guegon, Guillac, Hellean, La Croix-Hellean, La Gree-Saint-Laurent, Lanouee and Saint-Servant.

This page in French: Visiter Josselin

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