Day Trips: Ille et Vilaine (35)
Rennes, Métropole d'art et d'histoire
Mediaeval streets with timber-framed houses compared to more formal 18th-century royal squares. The Brittany Parliament building contrasts the Champs Libres centre (housing a museum, Science Centre and Planetaruim). Contact tourist office for guided tour
Based at 15, rue de Rennes (35). There is a track of 1500 meters, stands with panoramic terrace, infrastructures receiving National and International competitions. Throughout the year there are endurance races 2, 4, 6 or 24 for beginner or professional
Chateau de Bonnefontaine - Antrain
15th-16th Breton renaissance style, surronded by English-style landscape gardens at Antrain.
Le Jardin Anglais du Manoir de la Chaussee
Port de Roche (north-east of Redon). The gardens have more than 10,000 varied and rare plants, a rose garden, Mediterranean garden, water features and modern structures. Open May to November Wednesdneday and weekends
Fougeres, une ville medievale
Fougeres offers a castle dated from 11th-15th century (open from 1st February until 31st December), a 14th century bell tower, 19th century theatre, Renaissance town hall, Gothic churches and industrial heritage - with a guide or a stroll around town.
Art gallery includes sculptures, cermanics and paintings at 27, rue de Dinan (centre bourg), Pleurtuit (35).
Stones and Nature ( Pierre et Nature ) circuit
The pedagogical signposts all along this cross-country route will provide all the keys you need to explore the remarkable architectural features and the landscape. Based at Maison pierres et nature, Melle (35).
Galeire Ombre & Lumiere
Art gallery with 8 exhibitions annually at 9 rue des Cordiers, St Malo (35).
La Fede - The Oust Valley
Located at 5, rue Jacques Prado, Redon (35). Includes a climbing place for beginners, tree climbing (possibility for children to sleep in the trees). La Fede" offers qualified supervision for rock and tree climbing along with canoeing and biking.
Domaine de Tremelin
In Broceilande country, at the Domaine de Tremelin, discover "Escaladarbres ciruits" (ages 3 and above), water sports - pedalos, boatds, canoeing/kayaking, climbing aand paintballing. Challenges and treasures hunts available on request.
Donkey and cart trips - Saint Just
Located at Association "Les Galopins" Poubreuil (35). Open all year on reservation. 1 hour long promenades in a cart pulled by a donkey in the listed natural site of Saint Just. Children, Adults, disabled people, activities can be adapted.
Guided tour of Pointe du Moulinet
Dinard dominates the Rance estuary from its headland and offers a magnificient panoramic view of both the Rance River and the English channel. Contact the Office de Tourisme, 2 Boulevard Feart. Tickets at the tourist board before the visits start.
Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne, Chateau de la Foltiere
Situated just north of Fougeres. Large private gardens, including a botanical garden, secret garden, various water features and rose gardens. Open to the public from March to mid-November with a number of festivals throughout the year.
Medreac et ses environs
This scenic road train travels the neighbouring countryside enabling the visitors to explore the village, the Neo-Gothic church, Cross of the seven wolves, ancient architecture, Lampouy megaliths, history and legends of the area. Based at Gare de Medrea
La Petanque Redonnaise
This club has an indoor boulodrome with 50 courts and is the largest in Brittany. Theres also an outdoor, shaded boulodrome on cours Clemenceau in the centre of town between the mairie and the railway line, open to everyone.
Musee des Beaux Arts - Rennes
Situated at 20 Quai Emile Zola. This museum has works from the 14th to the 21st centuries, including paintings by Picasso and Rubens, plus sculptures, statues and archaeological collections relating to the Egyptian and Greco-Roman civilisations.
Air Game - Tremelin
Paintball, open daily on reservation. Special games can be arranged for night-time. At Tremelin, 20min from Rennes.
Musee International du Long-Cours Cap-Hornier
Museum of maritime history and traditions, specialising in commercial sea traffic on board the sailing ships on the Cape Horn route in the wake of the Dutch and Saint-Malo crews. Based at Esplande du Cdt Menguy.
lAtelier du Verre
Glass blowing studio where you can watch the glassware being created. Also exhibition room. Open daily in summer, closed Monday off season. At 4 rue Radegonde, St Meloir des Ondes.
Musee Manoir de Jacques Cartier - St Malo
The manor house of Limoelou is a memorial to Jacques Cartier, who discovered Canada in 1534. The manor has been restored to show his daily life and travels. Based at rue David MacDonald Stewart (35). Guided tours available throughout the year.
Ombre et Lumiere
Art gallery with 8 exhibitions per year. At 9 rue des Cordiers, St Malo.