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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

Guichen - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

Guichen is 45 km from Redon and 20 km from Rennes, fifteen minutes to separate the Rennes metropolis. The town has more than 7500 people includes two cities: the Guichen and the Pont-Rean. Pont-Rean is at the crossroads of the Vilaine and Rennes-Redon axis, and owes its name to a bridge whose construction is attributed first to the Romans. The current bridge dates from 1767 and is classified as a historical monument.

Geographical information

Latitude47.9660380 (N 47° 57’ 58”)
Longitude-1.7967470 (W 1° 47’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 7m to 107m
Surface area42.99 km²
Population7955 inhabitants
Density185 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRennes (22 km, 29 min)
Insee code35126
IntercommunalityCC Vallons de Haute-Bretagne Communauté

Nearest cities & towns

Goven6.6 km (10 min)
Laillé6.8 km (11 min)
Lassy6.9 km (8 min)
Guignen7.9 km (9 min)
Saint-Senoux7.9 km (10 min)
Bourg-des-Comptes8.2 km (10 min)
Bruz11.5 km (12 min)
Baulon11.6 km (13 min)
Pont-Péan12.5 km (18 min)
Pléchâtel12.5 km (15 min)
Lohéac13.8 km (12 min)
Crevin13.8 km (14 min)
Chavagne13.9 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Guichen has the attractiveness of the valley of the Vilaine which borders on 12 km, with individual sites Boel and Moulin de la Bouëxière. The site of Boel is one of the most visited in Ille-et-Vilaine sites.

At Pont-Rean is provided a water spot for river tourism, you can practice canoeing or pedal boating. Many hiking trails offer ways to discover these places to walk. The plans are available at the Town Hall, on the website of the town or from the land of valleys Vilaine.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Every Friday from 16h to 19h30, on the market Cale Pont-Rean.

In June, a great festive weekend of St John.

In October, Ille et Bio lounge.


Wedge Pont-Rean
Wedge Pont-Rean
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The Boel and his mill
The Boel and his mill
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Halles Guichen
Halles Guichen
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
The Cârouj - Amusement Park Breton games
Entertainment4 € to 18 € Monterfil (17.3 km)
Horse ride, Broceliande forest
Nature and the great outdoors39 € to 70 € Tréhorenteuc (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Ardoisières Trail malansac
HikeIntermediate6h10Malansac (49 km)
Rochefort-en-terre trail
HikeEasy2h40Rochefort-en-Terre (50 km)
Grand Val Trail-caden
HikeAthletic5h00Caden (52 km)
Lindeul Trail molac
HikeIntermediate3h50Molac (54 km)
Popinettes Trail, Questembert
HikeIntermediate4h25Questembert (60 km)


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