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Saint-Jean-sur-Vilaine tourism and travel guide

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

Photo is of Vitre at 11 km from Saint-Jean-sur-Vilaine

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 11 km and Chateaugiron at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Vitre guide


at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Rennes guide


at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fougeres guide


at 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 43 km (direction north-west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 44 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Laval guide


at 47 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Becherel guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 56 km (direction north-west)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 57 km (direction south-west)

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

See Langon guide

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

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


Markets in and near Saint-Jean-sur-Vilaine

  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (3km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (11km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (13km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (15km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (16km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (17km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne: market Saturday (18km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (20km)
  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (22km)

Hotels near Saint-Jean-sur-Vilaine

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

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

What to do at Saint-Jean-sur-Vilaine? 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-Vilaine.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (12km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (32km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (34km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (38km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (38km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (39km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (39km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (43km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (47km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Chevré (5km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (7km)
  • Étang de la Valière (15km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (16km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (17km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (17km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (19km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (19km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (19km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (22km)
  • Source - Couesnon (31km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (33km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (34km)
  • Vallée du Canut (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cesson-Sevigne (18km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (27km)
  • Juvigne (27km)
  • Le Rheu (32km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-sur-Vilaine is in the north-west of France at 23 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-sur-Vilaine is 286 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-sur-Vilaine

Canton: Châteaubourg

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35220

Distance to Saint-Jean-sur-Vilaine

from Rennes (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 286 km

from Calais: 391 km

from Nice: 828 km

from Bordeaux: 370 km

from Strasbourg: 675 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-Vilaine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champeaux, Chateaubourg, Cornille, Domagne, Landavran, Marpire, Saint-Aubin-Des-Landes and Saint-Didier.

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

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