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Saint-Gilles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Gilles in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Rennes at 12 km from Saint-Gilles

Visit Saint-Gilles: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Rennes at 12 km and Becherel at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Gilles, 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-Gilles in Brittany.

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



at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

An unmissable highlight in the region, Rennes has a...

See Rennes guide


at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Becherel guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Combourg guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Paimpont guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 37 km (direction 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 37 km (direction 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


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

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

See Dinan guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 37 km (direction north-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 church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

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

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

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide


at 44 km (direction north-west)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 45 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


at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Vitre guide


at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Mont-Dol guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Gilles


Markets in and near Saint-Gilles

  • Pace: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (10km)
  • Melesse: market Thursday (12km)
  • Rennes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (14km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (16km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (17km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (19km)

More information about Saint-Gilles, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Saint-Gilles, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (12km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (18km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (23km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (27km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (39km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (43km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Rennes (20km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (20km)
  • Vallée du Canut (21km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (23km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (25km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (29km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (30km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (31km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (41km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (46km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Rheu (7km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (16km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (17km)
  • Saint-Juvat (27km)
  • La Gacilly (49km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Gilles is in the north-west of France at 12 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Saint-Gilles is 318 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Gilles

Canton: Mordelles

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35590

Distance to Saint-Gilles

from Rennes (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 318 km

from Calais: 409 km

from Nice: 859 km

from Bordeaux: 381 km

from Strasbourg: 709 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-Gilles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breteil, Cintre, Clayes, La Chapelle-Thouarault, Pace, Parthenay-de-Bretagne and Vezin-le-Coquet.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Gilles

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