Vieux-Viel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vieux-Viel in Ille-et-Vilaine

Photo is of Mont-Saint-Michel at 14 km from Vieux-Viel

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Vieux-Viel 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 Vieux-Viel in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 14 km and Dol-de-Bretagne at 16 km.

Vieux-Viel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Heritage Site at 14 km (direction north-north-east), in the Manche department

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 16 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 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Combourg guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cancale guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Fougeres guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Suliac guide


Seaside resort at 37 km (direction west), in the Manche department

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

See Granville guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 37 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the most picturesque areas...

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

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 37 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from the 12th century and...

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Emerald Coast guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry port, is also...

See Saint-Malo guide


at 37 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The extensive medieval centre of the walled town of Dinan ensure its popularity -...

See Dinan guide

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Map of places to visit near Vieux-Viel


Markets in and near Vieux-Viel

  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (16km)
  • Combourg: market Monday (19km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (24km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (27km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Cancale: market Sunday (29km)
  • Tinteniac: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Vieux-Viel, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Vieux-Viel, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (7km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (8km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (24km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (29km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (38km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (38km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (43km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (3km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (12km)
  • Couesnon (12km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (20km)
  • Île des Rimains (28km)
  • Île des Landes (31km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (31km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (31km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (32km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (32km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (33km)
  • Île du Guesclin (33km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (34km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (35km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (36km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (36km)
  • Île Besnard (36km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (38km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (39km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (39km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (41km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (41km)
  • Chausey (42km)
  • Source - Couesnon (42km)
  • Cézembre (43km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (46km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (50km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (51km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Malo (38km)
  • Saint-Juvat (41km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (44km)
  • Juvigne (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (39km)

Geography and distances

Vieux-Viel is in the north-west of France at 45 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Vieux-Viel is 288 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vieux-Viel

Canton: Pleine-Fougères

Arrondissement: Saint-Malo

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35610

Distance to Vieux-Viel

from Rennes (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 288 km

from Calais: 365 km

from Nice: 864 km

from Bordeaux: 415 km

from Strasbourg: 684 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 Vieux-Viel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antrain, Aucey-la-Plaine, La Fontenelle, Pleine-Fougeres, Pontorson, Sains and Sougeal.

This page in French: Visiter Vieux-Viel