Tourism in Ille et Vilaine

For your holidays in Northern Brittany, the Château de Galinée campsite presents the most beautiful cities, the best activities and places of tourist interest not to be missed inIlle et Vilaine !

The most beautiful cities of Ille-et-Vilaine

Ideally located in the Côtes-d’Armor at the gateway to Ille-et-Vilaine, the 5-star campsite Château de Galinée offers you to stay near the beautiful cities of Saint-Malo, Dinard, Cancale or Rennes. The closed city and corsair city of Saint-Malo is located less than 30 km from Saint-Cast-le-Guildo. Facing it, 20 km from our campsite, the beautiful resort of Dinard, famous for its Belle-Époque villas and cabins beaches, is accessible by car in less than 30 minutes. Saint-Lunaire and Saint-Briac are even closer. An excursion to Rennes, for shopping and to visit museums, monuments and the old town, requires just over an hour drive. In less than 45 minutes, the city of character Dol-de-Bretagne is a must in Ille-et-Vilaine: ancient episcopal city, the small medieval town retains an exceptional architectural heritage including a Gothic cathedral. Not far, 35 minutes from our campsite in northern Brittany , we also find Saint-Suliac, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. Finally, on the coast, the city of Cancale is the oyster capital: you will reach it in less than 50 minutes from the campsite.

Places of interest in Ille-et-Vilaine

A few kilometers from the campsite and, more generally, within a radius of less than an hour by car, are accessible the most beautiful natural and historical sites of Ille-et-Vilaine. On the coast, do not miss the elegant seafront of Dinard. On the other side of the mouth of the Rance, in the district of Saint-Servan-sur-Mer, is the Memorial 39-45 museum, dedicated to the history of the occupation of Saint-Malo by the German army during the Second World War. The area is also home to the Grand Park of Briantais whose 27 hectares overlooking the mouth of the Rance. In Saint-Malo await you the National Granite Fort, accessible at low tide, visiting the walled city and its ramparts, the Museum of History of the city and the country of Saint Malo, and the Grand Aquarium. Along the coast to Cancale, you can admire the amazing sculpted rocks of Rothéneuf, see the fort of Guesclin from the cove of the same name, and go through the point of Grouin, official starting line of the Route du Rhum. The Cancale marine farm is an opportunity to discover an oyster farm and enjoy a tasting. A little more inland, do not miss the panorama offered by the summit of Mont Dol, as well as the discovery of the Menhir of Champ Dolent and the visit of the castle of Combourg.

The Mont-Saint-Michel

Located in the Channel on the border with the department of Ille et Vilaine, the Mont Saint Michel is a must-see tourist attraction in the North of France !

The Pointe of Grouin

On the coast of Ille et Vilaine, the Pointe of Grouin offers you an exceptional panorama over the bay of Mont Saint Michel. A breathtaking landscape!

The national fort

Historical monument and masterpiece of Vauban, this fort accessible on foot at low tide is one of the emblems of the city of St Malo. Do not miss.

what to do in Ille-et-Vilaine

Discovery tours, museums, walks in the heart of cities of art and history, sensational sports or family parks, the Ille-et-Vilaine has a lot to offer. The beaches of Dinard or Saint-Malo will simply delight lovers of relaxation, swimming and water sports. As a family, the amusement park Cobac Park, the Grand Aquarium of Saint-Malo or the zoo of Bourbansais Pleugueneuc are choices of outings that please for sure. Among the essential activities of the department, near your campsite Castle Galinée, include oyster markets, walks on the tip of the Grouin with breathtaking views of Mont Saint-Michel, visits to monuments such as the Saint Cathedral -Samson in Dol-de-Bretagne or the Fort of Petit Bé in Saint-Malo, or the discovery of original museums such as the Demeure du corsaire, also located in Saint-Malo. Many outdoor activities can also be practiced: hiking, fishing on foot, but also sand yachting at low tide or riding at high tide, along the waves.

Fishing by the shore

Introduce yourself to fishing on foot and browse the beaches of Brittany North in search of shellfish ! Must have !

Zoo of La Bourbansais

Less than 50 km from the campsite Château de Galinée, the zoo Bourbansais is a must in Ille-et-Vilaine. Around a castle from the 16th and 17th century evolve more than 60 species of animals in semi-freedom.

Cobac Parc

Discover an amusement park in the countryside about 60 kilometers from the Château de Galinée. Cobac Parc offers outdoor activities for young and old, from April to October.

Aquarium of Saint-Malo

Less than 25 km from the campsite Château de Galinée, at the gateway to the corsair city, the Grand Aquarium of Saint-Malo is one of the largest in France. Through 9 different worlds, you can observe more than six hundred marine species.