Sains tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mont-Saint-Michel at 11 km from Sains

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Sains is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine 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 Sains in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 11 km and Dol-de-Bretagne at 13 km.

Sains, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Heritage Site at 11 km (direction north-east), in the Manche department

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 13 km (direction west)

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

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at 13 km (direction west)

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

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at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Combourg guide
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at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west)

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

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Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west), in the Manche department

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th...

See Granville guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

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at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry port,...

See Saint-Malo guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

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Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from the 12th...

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Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic...

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at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

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Markets in and near Sains

  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (12km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (19km)
  • Combourg: market Monday (20km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (22km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (22km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Cancale: market Sunday (24km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Sains, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Sains, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (12km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (13km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (29km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (29km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (35km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (39km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (7km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (9km)
  • Couesnon (9km)
  • Île des Rimains (23km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (24km)
  • Île des Landes (26km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (26km)
  • Île du Guesclin (28km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (28km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (28km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (31km)
  • Île Besnard (31km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (31km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (33km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (35km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (35km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (36km)
  • Chausey (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (37km)
  • Cézembre (38km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (39km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (40km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (44km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (46km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (46km)
  • Source - Couesnon (47km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (50km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (37km)

Geography and distances

Sains is in the north-west of France at 49 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Sains is 291 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sains

Canton: Pleine-Fougères

Arrondissement: Saint-Malo

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35610

Distance to Sains

from Rennes (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 291 km

from Calais: 363 km

from Nice: 869 km

from Bordeaux: 420 km

from Strasbourg: 686 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 Sains from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauvoir, La Boussac, Pleine-Fougeres, Pontorson, Roz-sur-Couesnon, Saint-Broladre, Saint-Georges-de-Grehaigne, Saint-Marcan, Sougeal and Vieux-Viel.

This page in French: Visiter Sains


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