Sains tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sains: highlights and tourist information

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Sains is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 49 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Sains is 291 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 11 km and Dol-de-Bretagne at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sains, 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 Sains 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 Sains

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

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)

  • Dol-de-Bretagne (12km)
  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (23km)
  • Ducey (23km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (41km)
  • Bedee (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (37km)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Sains 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 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