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Saint-Armel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Armel in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Chateaugiron at 8 km from Saint-Armel

Visit Saint-Armel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateaugiron at 8 km and Rennes at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Armel, 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 Saint-Armel in Brittany.

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



at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

See Rennes guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide


at 38 km (direction south-west)

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

See Langon guide


at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

See Becherel guide


at 43 km (direction west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 47 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 48 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fougeres guide


at 54 km (direction south-west)

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

See Redon guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Chateau de Dinan guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide


at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Armel


Markets in and near Saint-Armel

  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (7km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (12km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (12km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (16km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (18km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (19km)
  • Bain-de-Bretagne: market Monday (20km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (20km)

More information about Saint-Armel, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Saint-Armel, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (12km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (21km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (41km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (49km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (52km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Rennes (20km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (20km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (22km)
  • Vallée du Canut (23km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (23km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (27km)
  • Étang de la Valière (33km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (36km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (37km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (39km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (39km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (39km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (41km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (43km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (52km)
  • Source - Couesnon (52km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (9km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (12km)
  • Le Rheu (18km)
  • Juvigne (48km)
  • La Gacilly (49km)
  • Saint-Juvat (51km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Armel is in the north-west of France at 13 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Saint-Armel is 305 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Armel

Canton: Châteaugiron

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35230

Distance to Saint-Armel

from Rennes (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 305 km

from Calais: 411 km

from Nice: 836 km

from Bordeaux: 362 km

from Strasbourg: 693 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 Saint-Armel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourgbarre, Chanteloup, Corps-Nuds, Domloup, Nouvoitou, Orgeres, Saint-Erblon and Vern-sur-Seiche.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Armel

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