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Moulins tourism and travel guide

Photo of Moulins in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Chateaugiron at 11 km from Moulins

Visit Moulins: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateaugiron at 11 km and Vitre at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Moulins, 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 Moulins in Brittany.

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



at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Vitre guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rennes guide


at 41 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Fougeres guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


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

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town...

See Laval guide


at 47 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Langon guide


at 53 km (direction north-west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 53 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Becherel guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 59 km (direction north-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 70 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 70 km (direction west-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


at 71 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan guide

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

Map of places to visit near Moulins


Markets in and near Moulins

  • Janze: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (11km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (12km)
  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (18km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (21km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (23km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (25km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (28km)

More information about Moulins, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Moulins, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (17km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (36km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (37km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (42km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (45km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (53km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de la Cantache (17km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (17km)
  • Étang de la Valière (19km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (22km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (24km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (25km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (25km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (26km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (28km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (29km)
  • Vallée du Canut (39km)
  • Source - Couesnon (41km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (43km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (41km)
  • Bedee (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (21km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (25km)
  • Le Rheu (33km)
  • Juvigne (36km)

Geography and distances

Moulins is in the north-west of France at 26 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Moulins is 291 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Moulins

Canton: Guerche-de-Bretagne

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35680

Distance to Moulins

from Rennes (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 291 km

from Calais: 402 km

from Nice: 822 km

from Bordeaux: 357 km

from Strasbourg: 677 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 Moulins from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boistrudan, Chance, Esse, Louvigne-de-Bais, Marcille-Robert, Osse, Pire-sur-Seiche and Visseiche.

This page in French: Visiter Moulins

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