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Melesse tourism and travel guide

Photo of Melesse in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Rennes at 11 km from Melesse

Visit Melesse: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Rennes at 11 km and Becherel at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Melesse, 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 Melesse in Brittany.

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

Rennes

Rennes

at 11 km (direction south)

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

See Rennes guide
Becherel

Becherel

at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Becherel guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Combourg guide
Chateaugiron

Chateaugiron

at 24 km (direction south-east)

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

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Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 33 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
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Chateau de Dinan guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 37 km (direction 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

Dinan

at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan guide
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide
Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
Vitre

Vitre

at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Vitre guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fougeres guide
Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol

at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mont-Dol guide

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

Map of places to visit near Melesse

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Markets in and near Melesse

Market days in Melesse: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Melesse: market Thursday (0km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (5km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (11km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (13km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (14km)
  • Tinteniac: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Melesse, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (17km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (20km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (23km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (25km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (28km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (31km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (40km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (9km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (10km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (12km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (14km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (22km)
  • Vallée du Canut (31km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (33km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (36km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (38km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (41km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (42km)
  • Étang de la Valière (42km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (43km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (43km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (44km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (44km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (46km)
  • Couesnon (47km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (48km)
  • Îlot de la Colombière (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (13km)
  • Le Rheu (15km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (20km)
  • Saint-Juvat (30km)
 
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Geography and distances

Melesse is in the north-west of France at 11 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Melesse is 306 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Melesse

Canton: Saint-Aubin-d'Aubigné

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35520

Distance to Melesse

from Rennes (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 306 km

from Calais: 397 km

from Nice: 855 km

from Bordeaux: 386 km

from Strasbourg: 698 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 Melesse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Betton, Chapelle-Des-Fougeretz, Chevaigne, La Meziere, Montreuil-le-Gast and Saint-Germain-sur-Ille.

This page in French: Visiter Melesse

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