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Muel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Paimpont at 12 km from Muel

Visit Muel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paimpont at 12 km and Becherel at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Muel, 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 Muel in Brittany.

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



at 12 km (direction south)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Becherel guide


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

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

See Josselin guide
Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

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

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

See Chateau de Josselin guide


at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Rennes guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

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

Dinan castle is an imposing medieval castle which also...

See Chateau de Dinan guide


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

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

See Dinan guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 37 km (direction north-north-east), 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 church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

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

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

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the...

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide


at 43 km (direction north-east)

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

See Combourg guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The highlight in Moncontour is exploring the streets of half-timbered houses...

See Moncontour guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Quiet when compared with the coast towns in Brittany, Plancoet and the...

See Plancoet guide


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

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Muel


Markets in and near Muel

  • Saint-Meen-le-Grand: market Saturday (7km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (11km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (11km)
  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (14km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (15km)
  • Broons: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Ploermel: market Friday (28km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (29km)

More information about Muel, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Muel, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (23km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (25km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (35km)
  • Jardin du Colombier (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Paimpont (12km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (15km)
  • Vallée du Canut (26km)
  • Source - Rance (34km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (44km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Bedee (17km)
  • Josselin (35km)
  • Elven (55km)
  • Grand-Fougeray (55km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Juvat (27km)
  • Le Rheu (27km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (35km)
  • La Gacilly (40km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (41km)

Geography and distances

Muel is in the north-west of France at 36 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Muel is 342 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Muel

Canton: Saint-Méen-le-Grand

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35290

Distance to Muel

from Rennes (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 342 km

from Calais: 427 km

from Nice: 879 km

from Bordeaux: 385 km

from Strasbourg: 733 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 Muel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bleruais, Gael, Saint-Malon-sur-Mel, Saint-Maugan and Saint-Onen-la-Chapelle.

This page in French: Visiter Muel

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