Ploermel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Josselin at 12 km from Ploermel

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Ploermel is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ploermel in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Josselin at 12 km and Josselin at 12 km.

Ploermel, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

Castle at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Josselin guide


at 12 km (direction west)

The castle and the river are the centre of your visit to...

See Josselin guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Paimpont guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide
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at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of the old town,...

See Redon guide


at 41 km (direction south-west)

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered houses in...

See Vannes guide
Chateau de Pontivy

Chateau de Pontivy

Castle at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Pontivy has dominated the centre of Pontivy in Morbihan...

See Chateau de Pontivy guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval old town and...

See Pontivy guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 46 km (direction south-south-east)

The river harbour and historic old town centre make La Roche-Bernard a...

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at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Langon guide
Morbihan Gulf

Morbihan Gulf

at 48 km (direction south-west)

The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on the southern coast...

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Island at 49 km (direction south-west)

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the...

See Ile-d'Arz guide
Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most unexpected discovery...

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Ile aux Moines

Ile aux Moines

Island at 50 km (direction south-west)

In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy to reach...

See Ile aux Moines guide

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Markets in and near Ploermel

Market days in Ploermel: weekly market: Friday;

  • Ploermel: market Friday (0km)
  • Josselin: market Saturday (12km)
  • Malestroit: market Thursday (14km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (19km)
  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (23km)
  • Elven: market Friday (27km)
  • La Gacilly: market Saturday (27km)
  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (30km)
  • Questembert: market Monday (30km)
  • Saint-Meen-le-Grand: market Saturday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Ploermel, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (43km)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (41km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (53km)
  • Jardin du Botrain (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Paimpont (19km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (20km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (28km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (32km)
  • Vallée du Canut (37km)
  • Source - Marle (40km)
  • Source - Rance (42km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (42km)
  • Pont de Kérino (42km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (43km)
  • Pont du Vincin (43km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (44km)
  • Vincin (44km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (44km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (44km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (44km)
  • Anse de Mancel (44km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (45km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (45km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (45km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (45km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (47km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (48km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (54km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Rochefort-en-Terre (26km)
  • La Gacilly (27km)
  • La Vraie-Croix (29km)
  • Le Rheu (48km)
  • Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marche (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (37km)

Geography and distances

Ploermel is in the north-west of France at 41 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Ploermel is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ploermel

Canton: Ploërmel

Arrondissement: Vannes

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56800

Distance to Ploermel

from Vannes (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 455 km

from Nice: 883 km

from Bordeaux: 371 km

from Strasbourg: 754 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Ploermel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gourhel, Guillac, Hellean, Monterrein, Montertelot, Quily and Taupont.

This page in French: Visiter Ploermel


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