Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys tourism and travel guide

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Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Port de Crouesty at 6 km and Arzon at 6 km.

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

See Suscinio Castle and the Gardens of Chateau de Kerlevenan in Sarzeau...

See Sarzeau guide
Port de Crouesty

Port de Crouesty

at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

Port Crouesty is a new port development near Arzon, with a picturesque...

See Port de Crouesty guide


at 6 km (direction north-west)

Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near the coast...

See Arzon guide
Port Navalo

Port Navalo

at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

Port Navalo is a small traditional and unspoiled port near Arzon...

See Port Navalo guide


Island at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the...

See Ile-d'Arz guide
Ile aux Moines

Ile aux Moines

Island at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy to reach...

See Ile aux Moines guide


at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

The quiet small town of Locmariquer is best known for the famous...

See Locmariaquer guide
Morbihan Gulf

Morbihan Gulf

at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on the southern coast...

See Morbihan Gulf guide
Ile de Houat

Ile de Houat

Island at 16 km (direction south-west)

We particularly recommend you walk the coast path around the small island...

See Ile de Houat guide
La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover...

See La Trinite sur Mer guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered houses in...

See Vannes guide
Carnac Plage

Carnac Plage

Seaside resort at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments...

See Carnac Plage guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

Carnac is famius worldwide because of the extensive number of prehistoric standing...

See Carnac guide


at 21 km (direction north-west)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a...

See Saint-Goustan guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

Market days in Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys: weekly market: Sunday; seasonal market: Monday & Tuesday & Friday;

  • Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys: market Monday & Tuesday & Friday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys: market Sunday (0km)
  • Sarzeau: market Thursday (5km)
  • Arzon: market Friday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Arzon: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Larmor-Baden: market Sunday (11km)
  • Locmariaquer: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Arradon: market Friday (13km)
  • La Trinite-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Surzur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (18km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (16km)

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (44km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (32km)
  • Parc Victor Chevassu (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (4km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (8km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (11km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (12km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (13km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (13km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (13km)
  • Anse de Mancel (13km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (14km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (14km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (14km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (15km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (15km)
  • Vincin (15km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (16km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (16km)
  • Pont de Kérino (16km)
  • Pont du Vincin (16km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (17km)
  • Source - Marle (18km)
  • Presqu'île de Quiberon (22km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (30km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (35km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Elven (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (35km)
  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (54km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys is in the north-west of France at 18 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys is 413 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

Canton: Sarzeau

Arrondissement: Vannes

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56730

Distance to Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

from Vannes (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 413 km

from Calais: 512 km

from Nice: 892 km

from Bordeaux: 344 km

from Strasbourg: 795 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arzon and Sarzeau.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys