Château de la Ballue and its outstanding gardens, Bazouges-la-Pérouse
©Château de la Ballue and its outstanding gardens, Bazouges-la-Pérouse |Simon Bourcier

Ille-et-Vilaine, a huge heritage site with something for everyone

Ille-et-Vilaine has an amazingly rich heritage. Châteaux, castles, standing stones, parks and gardens and gastronomy illustrate the cultural wealth of the region and let’s not forget its friendly atmosphere.

So don’t delay, come today!

CASTLES AND FORTRESSES!

Take a journey back in time!

Situated on the edge of Brittany, Ille-et-Vilaine had the task of defending its borders through the ages. The castles and fortresses of the Brittany Marches tirelessly recount the story of the heyday of the region’s history.

Back to the Middle Ages

Le patrimoine en Ille-et-Vilaine : Et si on remontait le temps ?
Le patrimoine en Ille-et-Vilaine : Et si on remontait le temps ?
Le patrimoine en Ille-et-Vilaine : Et si on remontait le temps ?

THIS WAY TO THE STANDING STONES…

Head for the Landes de Cojoux at Saint-Just. Maybe Obelix has already been here! The area is full of dolmens, standing stones and burial mounds set among moorland scenery criss-crossed with footpaths. At Essé, whatever you do, don’t upset the fairies at Roche-aux-Fées who may reveal the secret of the largest dolmen in France. The mysterious theme continues at Lampouy near Médréac where more than 48 menhirs stand silently at the heart of the countryside.

Head to prehistoric times

“TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES”

Let’s get back to nature!

Historic parks, French or English style gardens, botanical gardens, theme parks, public gardens … Whether it be spring, summer, autumn or winter, Nature in all its finery offers a wonderful timeless experience.

See you in the garden!

L'Ille-et-Vilaine convivial et accessible à tous
L'Ille-et-Vilaine convivial et accessible à tous
L'Ille-et-Vilaine convivial et accessible à tous

THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH ENJOYING GOOD FOOD!

Ille-et-Vilaine is a great place for gourmets. Each season offers a range of products to tickle your tastebuds. Seafood, shellfish, fresh vegetables, dairy produce and local specialities are available everywhere from market stalls to Michelin-starred restaurants so you don’t need an excuse to try them all.

Go on, treat yourself!

CALLING ALL HISTORY LOVERS!

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