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Poilley tourism and travel guide

Photo of Poilley in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 10 km from Poilley

Visit Poilley: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 10 km and Fougeres at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Poilley, 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 Poilley in Brittany.

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



at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Fougeres guide


Heritage Site at 26 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 32 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 38 km (direction west)

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 38 km (direction south)

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb...

See Vitre guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill...

See Mont-Dol guide


at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the...

See Domfront guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters,...

See Cancale guide


Seaside resort at 48 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the...

See Granville guide


at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore...

See Vire guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 50 km (direction south-west)

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

See Rennes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Poilley


Markets in and near Poilley

  • Saint-James: market Monday (8km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (10km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (14km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (25km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (25km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (30km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (31km)

More information about Poilley, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Poilley, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (6km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (16km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (21km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (23km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (39km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Fougères (11km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (19km)
  • Source - Couesnon (23km)
  • Couesnon (25km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (25km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (27km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (32km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (35km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (36km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (37km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (37km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (37km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (38km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (40km)
  • Étang de la Valière (42km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (42km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (46km)
  • Île des Rimains (48km)
  • Île des Landes (50km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (51km)
  • Chausey (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (31km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (41km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (46km)
  • Le Rheu (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (41km)

Geography and distances

Poilley is in the north-west of France at 50 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Poilley is 269 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Poilley

Canton: Louvigné-du-Désert

Arrondissement: Fougères

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35420

Distance to Poilley

from Rennes (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 269 km

from Calais: 356 km

from Nice: 844 km

from Bordeaux: 407 km

from Strasbourg: 663 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 Poilley from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Chatellier, Le Ferre, Melle, Monthault, Montours, Parigne and Villamee.

This page in French: Visiter Poilley

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