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Saint-Marcan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Marcan in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Mont-Dol at 10 km from Saint-Marcan

Visit Saint-Marcan: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Dol at 10 km and Dol-de-Bretagne at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Marcan, 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-Marcan in Brittany.

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



at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


Heritage Site at 11 km (direction east-north-east), in the Manche department

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters,...

See Cancale guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Combourg guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west)

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

See Saint-Suliac guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Manche department

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th...

See Granville guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 28 km (direction west)

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

See Emerald Coast guide


at 28 km (direction west)

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered...

See Saint-Malo guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 31 km (direction west)

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

at 32 km (direction west)

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a...

See Dinard Pointe de la Malouine guide


at 32 km (direction west)

Dinard, estblished as a fashionable resort in the 19th century, is...

See Dinard guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 33 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

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Marcan


Markets in and near Saint-Marcan

  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (10km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Cancale: market Sunday (19km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (19km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Combourg: market Monday (22km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (23km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (24km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (26km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (26km)

More information about Saint-Marcan, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Saint-Marcan, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (18km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (18km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (29km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (31km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (34km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (40km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Embouchure - Couesnon (10km)
  • Couesnon (10km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (13km)
  • Île des Rimains (18km)
  • Île des Landes (20km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (21km)
  • Île du Guesclin (23km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (23km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (25km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (26km)
  • Île Besnard (26km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (27km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (27km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (28km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (30km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (31km)
  • Chausey (31km)
  • Cézembre (34km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (40km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (41km)
  • Îlot de la Colombière (42km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (43km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (44km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (50km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (52km)
  • Source - Couesnon (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Malo (29km)
  • Saint-Juvat (40km)
  • Juvigne (59km)
  • Domjean (63km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (36km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Marcan is in the north-west of France at 53 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Saint-Marcan is 294 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Marcan

Canton: Pleine-Fougères

Arrondissement: Saint-Malo

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35120

Distance to Saint-Marcan

from Rennes (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 294 km

from Calais: 363 km

from Nice: 874 km

from Bordeaux: 425 km

from Strasbourg: 690 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-Marcan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baguer-Pican, Cherrueix, Roz-sur-Couesnon, Sains and Saint-Broladre.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Marcan

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