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Mernel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mernel in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Paimpont at 20 km from Mernel

Visit Mernel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paimpont at 20 km and Langon at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mernel, 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 Mernel in Brittany.

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



at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Langon guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Redon guide


at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Rennes guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide
Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

Castle at 44 km (direction west), in the Morbihan department

The Chateau de Josselin has a 1000 year history and includes both...

See Chateau de Josselin guide


at 44 km (direction west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Josselin guide


at 44 km (direction west)

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

See Becherel guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 49 km (direction south-west), in the Morbihan department

The river harbour and historic old town centre make...

See La Roche-Bernard guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mernel


Markets in and near Mernel

  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (3km)
  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (15km)
  • La Gacilly: market Saturday (19km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (22km)
  • Bain-de-Bretagne: market Monday (22km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (27km)
  • Redon: market Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (29km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (31km)

More information about Mernel, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Mernel, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (18km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (41km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée du Canut (10km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (17km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (20km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (23km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (37km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (46km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (47km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (50km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (50km)
  • Source - Rance (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (26km)
  • Bedee (31km)
  • Josselin (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Gacilly (19km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (25km)
  • Le Rheu (26km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (35km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (36km)
  • La Vraie-Croix (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (46km)

Geography and distances

Mernel is in the north-west of France at 32 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Mernel is 336 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mernel

Canton: Maure-de-Bretagne

Arrondissement: Redon

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35330

Distance to Mernel

from Rennes (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 336 km

from Calais: 438 km

from Nice: 854 km

from Bordeaux: 357 km

from Strasbourg: 723 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 Mernel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bovel, Campel, La Chapelle-Bouexic, Les Brulais, Lieuron, Maure-de-Bretagne and Saint-Seglin.

This page in French: Visiter Mernel

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