Vendel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vendel in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Fougeres at 10 km from Vendel

Visit Vendel: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vendel in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fougeres at 10 km and Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 13 km.

Vendel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fougeres guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vitre guide


at 31 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateaugiron guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rennes guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Combourg guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 36 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


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

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Becherel guide


at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Laval guide


at 57 km (direction north-west)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh every day!...

See Cancale guide


Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Suliac guide

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Map of places to visit near Vendel


Markets in and near Vendel

  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (8km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (10km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (17km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (21km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (22km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (24km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (25km)
  • Thorigne-Fouillard: market Sunday (26km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Betton: market Sunday (28km)

More information about Vendel, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Vendel, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (14km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (19km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (23km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (26km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (33km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (45km)
  • Jardins de Broceliande (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (12km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (15km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (18km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (18km)
  • Source - Couesnon (19km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (19km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (22km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (22km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (23km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (24km)
  • Étang de la Valière (25km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (25km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (28km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (31km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (38km)
  • Couesnon (38km)
  • Vallée du Canut (56km)
  • Île des Rimains (57km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (62km)
  • Île du Guesclin (62km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (22km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (30km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (41km)
  • Le Rheu (42km)

Geography and distances

Vendel is in the north-west of France at 34 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Vendel is 276 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vendel

Canton: Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier

Arrondissement: Fougères

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35140

Distance to Vendel

from Rennes (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 276 km

from Calais: 372 km

from Nice: 836 km

from Bordeaux: 389 km

from Strasbourg: 669 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 Vendel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bille, Combourtille, La Chapelle-Saint-Aubert, Romagne, Saint-Georges-de-Chesne, Saint-Hilaire-Des-Landes, Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon, Saint-Marc-sur-Couesnon and Saint-Sauveur-Des-Landes.

This page in French: Visiter Vendel