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Maxent tourism and travel guide

Photo of Maxent in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Paimpont at 11 km from Maxent

Visit Maxent: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paimpont at 11 km and Rennes at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Maxent, 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 Maxent in Brittany.

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



at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

An unmissable highlight in the region, Rennes has a...

See Rennes guide


at 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Langon guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Becherel guide


at 37 km (direction south)

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

See Redon guide


at 38 km (direction west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Josselin guide
Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

Castle at 38 km (direction west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Chateau de Josselin guide


at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Morbihan department

Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages...

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide


at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 52 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Combourg guide


at 61 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Moncontour guide


at 69 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide

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

Map of places to visit near Maxent


Markets in and near Maxent

  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (6km)
  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (11km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (18km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (22km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (22km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (24km)
  • La Gacilly: market Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Meen-le-Grand: market Saturday (26km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (27km)

More information about Maxent, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Maxent, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (14km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (35km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forges de Paimpont (8km)
  • Vallée du Canut (10km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (11km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (31km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (43km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (45km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (45km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (49km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (50km)
  • Source - Rance (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Bedee (23km)
  • Grand-Fougeray (37km)
  • Josselin (38km)
  • Elven (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Rheu (22km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (25km)
  • La Gacilly (25km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (35km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (39km)
  • Saint-Juvat (41km)
  • La Vraie-Croix (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (51km)

Geography and distances

Maxent is in the north-west of France at 30 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Maxent is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Maxent

Canton: Plélan-le-Grand

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35380

Distance to Maxent

from Rennes (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 338 km

from Calais: 433 km

from Nice: 863 km

from Bordeaux: 367 km

from Strasbourg: 726 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 Maxent from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bovel, Campel, Loutehel and Plelan-le-Grand.

This page in French: Visiter Maxent

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