Paimpont tourism and travel guide

Photo of Paimpont in Ille-et-Vilaine

Visit Paimpont: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Paimpont is well known for its 'magical forest', part of the ancient forests that once covered Brittany

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Paimpont. For detailed visitor information see the Paimpont travel guide.

Paimpont is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 38 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Paimpont is 346 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Becherel at 35 km and Rochefort-en-Terre at 38 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Paimpont, 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 Paimpont in Brittany.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Paimpont

Markets in and near Paimpont

  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (5km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Meen-le-Grand: market Saturday (19km)
  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (19km)
  • Ploermel: market Friday (19km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (21km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (22km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Malestroit: market Thursday (28km)
  • La Gacilly: market Saturday (29km)

More information about Paimpont, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Paimpont, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Paimpont.


  • Aquarium de Vannes (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (23km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (35km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (46km)
  • Jardin du Colombier (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Paimpont (0km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (4km)
  • Vallée du Canut (21km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (34km)
  • Source - Rance (41km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (46km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (48km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (50km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (53km)
  • Source - Marle (59km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (60km)
  • Pont de Kérino (61km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (63km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Bedee (24km)
  • Josselin (29km)
  • Elven (45km)
  • Grand-Fougeray (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Gacilly (29km)
  • Le Rheu (29km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (35km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (38km)
  • Saint-Juvat (38km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (43km)
  • La Vraie-Croix (46km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Paimpont

Canton: Plélan-le-Grand

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35380

Distance to Paimpont

from Rennes (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 346 km

from Calais: 437 km

from Nice: 873 km

from Bordeaux: 374 km

from Strasbourg: 736 km

Getting here

Paimpont is in the north-west of France. 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 Paimpont from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beignon, Concoret and Plelan-le-Grand.

This page in French: Visiter Paimpont