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Saint-Germain-sur-Ille tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Rennes at 15 km from Saint-Germain-sur-Ille

Visit Saint-Germain-sur-Ille: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Rennes at 15 km and Combourg at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Germain-sur-Ille, 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-Germain-sur-Ille in Brittany.

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

Rennes

Rennes

at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Rennes guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Combourg guide
Becherel

Becherel

at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Becherel guide
Chateaugiron

Chateaugiron

at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide
 
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Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Fougeres

Fougeres

at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fougeres guide
Vitre

Vitre

at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vitre guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

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

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

See Chateau de Dinan guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

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

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

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide
Dinan

Dinan

at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan guide
Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol

at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mont-Dol guide
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Church of Saint-Malo in Dinan is a large 15th century...

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-sur-Ille

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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-sur-Ille

  • Melesse: market Thursday (5km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (7km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (12km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (12km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Tinteniac: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (19km)
  • Combourg: market Monday (19km)

More information about Saint-Germain-sur-Ille, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-sur-Ille, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (18km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (23km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (25km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (27km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (27km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (35km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (45km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (7km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (9km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (10km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (10km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (21km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (31km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (31km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (35km)
  • Vallée du Canut (35km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (40km)
  • Étang de la Valière (40km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (41km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (42km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (42km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (42km)
  • Couesnon (42km)
  • Source - Couesnon (45km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (46km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (46km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (46km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (48km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (52km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (52km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (57km)
  • Îlot de la Colombière (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (15km)
  • Le Rheu (19km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (23km)
  • Saint-Juvat (31km)
  • Saint-Malo (52km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-sur-Ille is in the north-west of France at 15 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-sur-Ille is 302 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-sur-Ille

Canton: Saint-Aubin-d'Aubigné

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35250

Distance to Saint-Germain-sur-Ille

from Rennes (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 302 km

from Calais: 393 km

from Nice: 854 km

from Bordeaux: 388 km

from Strasbourg: 695 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-Germain-sur-Ille from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andouille-Neuville, Aubigne, Chevaigne, Guipel, Melesse, Montreuil-le-Gast, Mouaze, Saint-Aubin-d'Aubigne, Saint-Medard-sur-Ille and Saint-Sulpice-la-Foret.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-sur-Ille

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