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Saint-Malon-sur-Mel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Malon-sur-Mel in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Paimpont at 10 km from Saint-Malon-sur-Mel

Visit Saint-Malon-sur-Mel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Paimpont at 10 km and Becherel at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Malon-sur-Mel, 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-Malon-sur-Mel in Brittany.

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



at 10 km (direction south-west)

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

See Paimpont guide


at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Becherel guide


at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Rennes guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Morbihan department

The castle and the river are the centre of...

See Josselin guide
Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

Castle at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Morbihan department

The Chateau de Josselin has a 1000 year history and includes...

See Chateau de Josselin guide
Chateau de Dinan

Chateau de Dinan

Castle at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Chateau de Dinan guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 40 km (direction west-south-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
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

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

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide


at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See Combourg guide


at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 45 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Langon guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-west), in the Morbihan department

Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Malon-sur-Mel


Markets in and near Saint-Malon-sur-Mel

  • Plelan-le-Grand: market Sunday (10km)
  • Montfort-sur-Meu: market Friday (12km)
  • Montauban-de-Bretagne: market Wednesday all day (12km)
  • Saint-Meen-le-Grand: market Saturday (13km)
  • Mauron: market Friday (14km)
  • Mordelles: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Maure-de-Bretagne: market Sunday (24km)
  • Pace: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Bruz: market Friday (27km)
  • Broons: market Wednesday (28km)

More information about Saint-Malon-sur-Mel, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Saint-Malon-sur-Mel, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Broceliande (18km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (25km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (37km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (43km)
  • Jardin du Colombier (54km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Paimpont (10km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (11km)
  • Vallée du Canut (20km)
  • Source - Rance (40km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (41km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (42km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (43km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (44km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Bedee (15km)
  • Josselin (37km)
  • Grand-Fougeray (49km)
  • Elven (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Rheu (23km)
  • Saint-Juvat (29km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (30km)
  • La Gacilly (37km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (37km)
  • Rochefort-en-Terre (47km)
  • La Vraie-Croix (56km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Malon-sur-Mel is in the north-west of France at 31 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Saint-Malon-sur-Mel is 339 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Malon-sur-Mel

Canton: Saint-Méen-le-Grand

Arrondissement: Rennes

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35750

Distance to Saint-Malon-sur-Mel

from Rennes (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 339 km

from Calais: 427 km

from Nice: 873 km

from Bordeaux: 380 km

from Strasbourg: 729 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-Malon-sur-Mel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bleruais, Iffendic, Muel, Saint-Gonlay, Saint-Maugan and Saint-Peran.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Malon-sur-Mel

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