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Le Rheu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Rheu in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Rennes at 9 km from Le Rheu

Visit Le Rheu: highlights and tourist information

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Le Rheu is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region.

Tourist classifications for Le Rheu include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Rennes at 9 km and Chateaugiron at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Rheu, 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 Le Rheu in Brittany.

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



at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Rennes guide


at 23 km (direction east)

The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron...

See Chateaugiron guide


at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

See Becherel guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 42 km (direction south)

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

See Langon guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Chateau de Dinan guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 43 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide


at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan guide


at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Vitre guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 43 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Church of Saint-Malo in Dinan is a large...

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide


at 47 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 50 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ille-et-Vilaine

Map of places to visit near Le Rheu


Markets in and near Le Rheu

  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (9km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (9km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (13km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (14km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (14km)
  • Melesse: market Thursday (15km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (17km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (22km)

More information about Le Rheu, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Le Rheu, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (8km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (20km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (24km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (34km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (43km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (46km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée du Canut (16km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (19km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (21km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (23km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (28km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (29km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (29km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (30km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (39km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (9km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (14km)
  • Saint-Juvat (34km)
  • La Gacilly (45km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (60km)

Geography and distances

Le Rheu is in the north-west of France at 9 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Le Rheu is 317 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Rheu

Canton: Mordelles

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35650

Distance to Le Rheu

from Rennes (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 317 km

from Calais: 412 km

from Nice: 854 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 707 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 Le Rheu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chavagne, Cintre, La Chapelle-Thouarault, Mordelles, Pace, Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande and Vezin-le-Coquet.

This page in French: Visiter Le Rheu

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