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Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 13 km from Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon

Visit Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 13 km and Fougeres at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon, 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-Jean-sur-Couesnon in Brittany.

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

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 13 km (direction )

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fougeres guide
Vitre

Vitre

at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vitre guide
Chateaugiron

Chateaugiron

at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide
 
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Rennes

Rennes

at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rennes guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Combourg guide
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 40 km (direction north-north-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 41 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Becherel

Becherel

at 43 km (direction west)

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

See Becherel guide
Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol

at 43 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mont-Dol guide
Laval

Laval

at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the...

See Laval guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

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

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon

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Markets in and near Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon

  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (4km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (13km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (14km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (20km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (22km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (22km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (24km)
  • Melesse: market Thursday (26km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (26km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (16km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (21km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (21km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (23km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (24km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (38km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (41km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (43km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (15km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (15km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (16km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (17km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (19km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (19km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (19km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (21km)
  • Source - Couesnon (23km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (25km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (26km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (27km)
  • Étang de la Valière (27km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (33km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (38km)
  • Couesnon (38km)
  • Vallée du Canut (52km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (53km)
  • Île des Rimains (55km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (59km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (62km)
  • Île Besnard (62km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (26km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (26km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (37km)
  • Le Rheu (38km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon is in the north-west of France at 30 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon is 281 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon

Canton: Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier

Arrondissement: Fougères

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35140

Distance to Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon

from Rennes (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 281 km

from Calais: 376 km

from Nice: 839 km

from Bordeaux: 389 km

from Strasbourg: 673 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-Jean-sur-Couesnon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Saint-Aubert, Mezieres-sur-Couesnon, Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier, Saint-Christophe-de-Valains, Saint-Georges-de-Chesne, Saint-Marc-sur-Couesnon, Saint-Ouen-Des-Alleux, Saint-Sauveur-Des-Landes and Vendel.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon

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