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Plelan-le-Grand tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Paimpont at 5 km from Plelan-le-Grand

Visit Plelan-le-Grand: highlights and tourist information

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Plelan-le-Grand is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Paimpont at 5 km and Josselin at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Plelan-le-Grand, 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 Plelan-le-Grand in Brittany.

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



at 5 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 33 km (direction 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 34 km (direction west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Chateau de Josselin guide


at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Rennes guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Becherel guide


at 37 km (direction south-east)

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

See Langon guide


at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide


at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Redon guide


at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 50 km (direction east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Chateau de Dinan guide


at 52 km (direction north-east)

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

See Combourg guide


at 56 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Moncontour guide


at 62 km (direction west-south-west), in the Morbihan department

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the...

See Vannes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Plelan-le-Grand


Markets in and near Plelan-le-Grand

Market days in Plelan-le-Grand: weekly market: Sunday;

  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (0km)
  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (15km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (16km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (18km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Saint-Meen-le-Grand: market Saturday (22km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (22km)
  • Ploermel: market Friday (23km)
  • La Gacilly: market Saturday (27km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (27km)

More information about Plelan-le-Grand, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Plelan-le-Grand, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (18km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (35km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (45km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (46km)
  • Jardin du Colombier (60km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forges de Paimpont (3km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (6km)
  • Vallée du Canut (16km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (32km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (45km)
  • Source - Rance (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (46km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (48km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (48km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Bedee (23km)
  • Josselin (33km)
  • Grand-Fougeray (42km)
  • Elven (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Rheu (25km)
  • La Gacilly (27km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (30km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (38km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (39km)
  • Saint-Juvat (39km)
  • La Vraie-Croix (48km)

Geography and distances

Plelan-le-Grand is in the north-west of France at 34 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Plelan-le-Grand is 342 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Plelan-le-Grand

Canton: Plélan-le-Grand

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35380

Distance to Plelan-le-Grand

from Rennes (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 342 km

from Calais: 435 km

from Nice: 868 km

from Bordeaux: 371 km

from Strasbourg: 731 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 Plelan-le-Grand from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beignon, Maxent, Paimpont, Saint-Malo-de-Beignon and Saint-Peran.

This page in French: Visiter Plelan-le-Grand

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