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TownJosselinGuégon at 2.3 km
Insee code56091La Croix-Helléan at 3.3 km
Postcode56120Saint-Servant at 4.9 km
Latitude47.9538300Helléan at 5.7 km
Longitude-2.5464270La Grée-Saint-Laurent at 5.8 km
AltitudeFrom 32 to 93 metersLanouée at 6 km
Surface4.48 km²Guillac at 7.7 km
Population2623 inhabitantsLantillac at 7.8 km
Density585 inhabitants/km²Taupont at 8 km
National labelsSaint-Malo-des-Trois-Fontaines at 8.6 km
Chief townVannes (at 58 km, 49 min)Quily at 9.1 km
DepartmentMorbihanCruguel at 9.2 km
RegionBrittanySearch another town


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Charm and harmony define this Little City of Character. Flower city with a preserved natural heritage and architectural treasures, Josselin lives to the rhythm of its cultural and sporting events.

Milestone on the road of the Dukes of Brittany, Josselin was founded in the 11th century by Viscount Porhoet. Today, according to wander its narrow streets and discover its many houses with wood sides immerse you in history, as written in the beautiful stone of the Basilica of Our Lady of Bramble, a high-places of pilgrimage in Britain. The Chateau des Ducs de Rohan rears its imposing medieval facade above the Ust channeled.

Josselin currently 2458 people and wants to associate a certain sweetness of life and a real momentum with its business and craft industries, its weekly market, its parks, its water stopped, his journey of discovery of heritage, hiking trails , festivals and exhibitions.

Many events punctuate life josselinaise. The cultural center hosts dance, theater, music and lectures during the winter season. A dynamic power of associations (70 associations) produces cultural events and various sports. During the summer, Josselin is bustling with outdoor performances: the Festiv'été free every Wednesday evening, but also exhibitions, concerts in the Basilica and Sacred Music Festival each summer.

The city has schools well equipped, efficient and diversified primary vocational school. A leisure center, governed by the Community of Communes, offers entertainment for children every Wednesday and during school holidays.

The city also boasts a health center with several health professionals, a local hospital, a home for elderly housing and emergency services.


The Basilica of Our Lady of Bramble.

The castle of the Dukes of Rohan.

The timber-framed houses.

Walk over to Oust on environmentally sound power boats at the foot of the castle.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Josselin
MonumentsBasilica Notre-Dame-du-Roncier,   Castle of Josselin,   Chapel Sainte-Croix,   Church Saint-Martin,   Fountain of La Vierge,   House Morice,   Private Mansion of Aumont,   Wayside Cross of La chapelle Sainte-Croix


July 14: Festival of Medieval Josselin - The unmissable event of Josselin.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Farm animal discovery tourCulture and education4 €Saint-Servant (8.2 km)
Guided tour by mountain bike, foot or kayakNature and the outdoors50 €Saint-Marcel (19.5 km)
Parachute jump in Saint-Malo BaySports sensations245 €Monterblanc (29 km)

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Wednesday 20 August
Min. 3°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 21 August
Min. 3°C - Max. 18°C
Friday 22 August
Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Roi Arthur  
DIVING IN HISTORY - Want to live a short break or a meal a true tale legend? You make the choice to Arthur, Lancelot, Merlin Morgana or even? Filez Ploermel, not far from the forest...
Located 10.2 km from Josselin38 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Petit Keriquel  
La Chapelle-Caro
A few steps from the forest Brocéliande, famous for Forest Merlin, Little Keriquel itself is an enchanting place. Housed in an old building in Brittany, this hotel restaurant offers...
Located 13.5 km from Josselin25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAu Relais du Porhoet  
Located in a picturesque and enchanting, not far from the forest Brocéliande, the Relais du Pohroet opens its doors. Soak up the tranquility and the exquisite charm of this place, the...
Located 14.4 km from Josselin21 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsChateau bily    
La Chèze
Bily castle lies at the heart of a small village in Brittany La Chèze between the Ocean, the English Channel and the Forest Dark Forest. A place to stay situated in a mansion with ripe...
Located 21 km from Josselin50 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsStudios d'hôtes de kergonan    
Your studio awaits guests in a region rich in heritage and colors. A subtle harmony between earth and sea. The Gulf of Morbihan, the quiet estuaries and mudflats will charm you sleepy....
Located 23 km from JosselinFrom 59 € to 69 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes Ti-Ar-Lann    
We welcome in our two rooms furnished with care for your well being in a quiet and green setting. We are located at 20 Mn from Vannes and the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan. We offer:...
Located 23 km from JosselinFrom 60 € to 65 € the double room 

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Villa for 8 personsKer louis-martine
Tt comfort Villa 4 bedrooms large barbecue terrace large lot close to drill brocéliande Josselin castle.
Located in JosselinFrom 429 € to 696 € per week 
Chalet for 2 personsCabane insolite, la Baricane   NEW
Le Roc-Saint-André
Located in a small wood in a small Breton campsite, our Baricanes, wooden and roundness delight you. Hobbits huts or Goblins, depending on your imagination. Come spend two nights or...
Located 12.5 km from JosselinFrom 290 € to 550 € per week 
House for 3 personsLe Sureau
Britain center, about 50 minutes from Vannes and St Brieuc, 15 minutes from Josselin and Pontivy, 30 mins Forest Dark Forest and Quénécan, 8 km from Réguiny with its shops, restaurant,...
Located 15.6 km from JosselinFrom 230 € to 330 € per week 

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53 places over 4,5 haDomaine de kerelly    
Kerelly the field, with 55 pitches including 11 mobile homes welcomes you along the canal from Nantes to Brest. Located 2 km from the castle of Josselin, easily accessible to all, join...
Located in JosselinFrom 14 € to 16 € per day 
33 places over 1,5 haCamping des Cerisiers    
Small and quiet campsite in the wilderness. Close to the Nantes-Brest Canal and GR37. Located in the heart of Brittany and take advantage of all its charms: the Gulf of Morbihan and...
Located in JosselinFrom 12 € to 14 € per day 
100 places over 2,7 haCamping La Vallée du Ninian    
Murielle and Stéphane welcome you in the heart of Brittany, land of legends, near the forest of Brocéliande. In the land of Merlin, fairies and elves, knights of the Round Table invite...
Located 5.9 km from JosselinFrom 12.30 € to 16.20 € per day 

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Hôtel Restaurant Du Château - Hotel in JosselinHôtel Restaurant Du Château     
Situated on the banks of the River Oust, facing Rohan Castle, Hotel-Restaurant du Château offers charming accommodation and free Wi-Fi. Guestrooms are equipped with a modern en suite...
Located in JosselinRoom from 70 €
Au Relais de l'Oust - Hotel in JosselinAu Relais de l'Oust  
Set on the Nantes-Brest Canal, in the heart of Brittany, Au Relais de l'Oust is a hotel just 3 km from Josselin Castle. You can relax with a drink from the bar, enjoy the park or rent...
Located in JosselinRoom from 58 €
Hotel Du Roi Arthur - Hotel in JosselinHotel Du Roi Arthur     
Hotel Du Roi Arthur is located on the edge of Lac au Duc, a 20-minute drive from Vannes and The Gulf of Morbihan. It has an indoor swimming pool and a spa centre with a hot tub and...
Located 10.1 km from JosselinRoom from 157 €

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Best Western Le Roof Vannes
Hotel Best Western Le Roof with sea views is situated on the shore of the Gulf of Morbihan. It has well-established gardens, beach access and a restaurant...
Chambres d'hôtes de charme à 3 km auray
Dans belle longère 18ème près du golfe Morbihan, Carnac, Vannes et Quiberon
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