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Melle tourism and travel guide

Photo of Melle in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Fougeres at 15 km from Melle

Visit Melle: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Fougeres at 15 km and Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Melle, 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 Melle in Brittany.

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



at 15 km (direction south)

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

See Fougeres guide


at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


Heritage Site at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 40 km (direction south)

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

See Vitre guide


at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled...

See Domfront guide


at 42 km (direction west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 43 km (direction west)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 44 km (direction west)

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route...

See Vire guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit...

See Mayenne (town) guide


Seaside resort at 49 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the...

See Granville guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany...

See Cancale guide


at 54 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide

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

Map of places to visit near Melle


Markets in and near Melle

  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (5km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (11km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (16km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (25km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (26km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Melle, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Melle, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (9km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (22km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (26km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (37km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Fougères (10km)
  • Source - Couesnon (22km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (24km)
  • Couesnon (28km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (28km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (28km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (38km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (38km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (38km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (39km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (40km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (41km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (41km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (43km)
  • Étang de la Valière (44km)
  • Chausey (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (31km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (36km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (46km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (51km)
  • Le Rheu (62km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (40km)

Geography and distances

Melle is in the north-west of France at 55 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Melle is 263 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Melle

Canton: Louvigné-du-Désert

Arrondissement: Fougères

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35420

Distance to Melle

from Rennes (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 263 km

from Calais: 350 km

from Nice: 841 km

from Bordeaux: 408 km

from Strasbourg: 658 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 Melle from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Bazouge-du-Desert, Louvigne-du-Desert, Monthault, Poilley, Saint-Brice-de-Landelles and Villamee.

This page in French: Visiter Melle

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