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Messac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Messac in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Langon at 12 km from Messac

Visit Messac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Langon at 12 km and Redon at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Messac, 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 Messac in Brittany.

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



at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Langon guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of...

See Redon guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Rennes guide


at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See La Roche-Bernard guide


at 55 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vitre guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 60 km (direction south-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Away from the beaches, Briere Regional Natural Parc is the...

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide

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

Map of places to visit near Messac


Markets in and near Messac

  • Bain-de-Bretagne: market Monday (9km)
  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (16km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (23km)
  • La Gacilly: market Saturday (25km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Redon: market Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (29km)
  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (30km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (33km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (33km)

More information about Messac, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Messac, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (25km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée du Canut (18km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (27km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (31km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (35km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (36km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (44km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (47km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (47km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (47km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (13km)
  • Bedee (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Gacilly (25km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (25km)
  • Le Rheu (31km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (36km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (51km)

Geography and distances

Messac is in the north-west of France at 34 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Messac is 328 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Messac

Canton: Bain-de-Bretagne

Arrondissement: Redon

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35480

Distance to Messac

from Rennes (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 328 km

from Calais: 437 km

from Nice: 839 km

from Bordeaux: 345 km

from Strasbourg: 713 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 Messac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Guipry, La Noe-Blanche, Loheac and Saint-Malo-de-Phily.

This page in French: Visiter Messac

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