La Fontenelle tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 12 km from La Fontenelle

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La Fontenelle 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 La Fontenelle in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 12 km and Mont-Saint-Michel at 19 km.

La Fontenelle, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


Heritage Site at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
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at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

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at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Fougeres guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

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at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 39 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the most...

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Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 40 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from the 12th...

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Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 40 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Dinan castle is an imposing medieval castle which also has views across...

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at 40 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The extensive medieval centre of the walled town of Dinan ensure its...

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Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 40 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Church of Saint-Malo in Dinan is a large 15th century church...

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Markets in and near La Fontenelle

  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (15km)
  • Combourg: market Monday (19km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (20km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (24km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (26km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (27km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (28km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near La Fontenelle, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (2km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (4km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (19km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (30km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (38km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (38km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (39km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (5km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (17km)
  • Couesnon (17km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (17km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (26km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (28km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (29km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (31km)
  • Île des Rimains (34km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (35km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (36km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (36km)
  • Île des Landes (37km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (37km)
  • Source - Couesnon (37km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (38km)
  • Île du Guesclin (39km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (40km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (40km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (41km)
  • Île Besnard (41km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (43km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (44km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (44km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (46km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (48km)
  • Chausey (48km)
  • Cézembre (48km)
  • Étang de la Valière (48km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (52km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (40km)
  • Saint-Juvat (42km)
  • Saint-Malo (43km)
  • Juvigne (43km)
  • Le Rheu (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (43km)

Geography and distances

La Fontenelle is in the north-west of France at 41 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: La Fontenelle is 286 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Fontenelle

Canton: Antrain

Arrondissement: Fougères

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35560

Distance to La Fontenelle

from Rennes (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 286 km

from Calais: 367 km

from Nice: 858 km

from Bordeaux: 410 km

from Strasbourg: 681 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 La Fontenelle from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antrain, Bazouges-la-Perouse, Sacey, Saint-Ouen-la-Rouerie, Sougeal, Tremblay and Vieux-Viel.

This page in French: Visiter La Fontenelle


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