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Member of Rennes, Chartres-de-Bretagne is a town of Ille-et-Vilaine located five kilometers from the center of Rennes. This city of Brittany, bordering Bruz and enjoys the influence of the departmental capital.

Since the Middle Ages, the city of Chartres-de-Bretagne, which takes its name from a tribe Carnutes installed once on site, is known for its craft turned pottery. Even today, it is possible to discover the remains of this ancient practice.

Old, this Breton town reveals some beautiful monuments and other objects that have survived the centuries to bring their secrets and beauty. Castles and lime kilns are well present throughout the territory of Chartres-de-Bretagne.

The surrounding nature brings a certain charm to the whole, showing a kind of city rich in quiet countryside.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.0408980 (N 48° 2’ 27”)
Longitude-1.7072890 (W 1° 42’ 26”)
Surface area9.95 km²
Population7527 inhabitants
Density756 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRennes (10.2 km, 23 min)
Insee code35066
IntercommunalityME de Rennes

Nearest cities & towns

Pont-Péan3.9 km (8 min)
Noyal-Châtillon-sur-Seiche4.3 km (8 min)
Bruz4.6 km (11 min)
Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande5.8 km (10 min)
Saint-Erblon8.1 km (12 min)
Vern-sur-Seiche8.4 km (11 min)
Chavagne8.6 km (12 min)
Orgères8.6 km (12 min)
Laillé8.7 km (15 min)
Chantepie11.5 km (13 min)
Bourgbarré11.8 km (15 min)
Saint-Armel12.2 km (14 min)
Le Rheu12.4 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

City of craftsmen potters, Chartres-de-Bretagne presents architectural and natural heritage of the most interesting.

Listed historical monument, the castle of Fontenay was built in the course of the twelfth century. It remains today as the chapel built over three centuries, the twelfth, fourteenth and seventeenth.

The different lime kilns, vestiges of the art of pottery Chartres-de-Bretagne were also listed as Historic Monuments. One can admire the street Callouet.

In the city, the religious heritage is not missing, including include the Church of St. Martin of the nineteenth century, the chapel of Our Lady of Potters, the cross of the old city cemetery that dates from the sixteenth century and the former rectory of the early eighteenth century.

The leisure park in the south of the city, is a floral park popular with runners. For children, there are structures of wooden games, and a full cross field overall.

Lormandière The site covers more than three hectares to discover the history of chaufournière industry.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

The market is held every Thursday morning. In December, a Christmas market animates the city center.

Adventure Film Festival, Aux 4 Corners of the World takes place every two years in February.


Sunday 18 february
Min. 6°C - Max. 10°C
Monday 19 february
Min. 7°C - Max. 12°C
Tuesday 20 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 10°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Initiation Pass Airplane Piloting – 1 person
Sports sensations149 € Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (3.2 km)
Discovery Pass Airplane Piloting
Sports sensations99 € Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (3.2 km)
Initiation Pass Airplane Piloting – 2 people
Sports sensations249 € Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (3.2 km)
Evening Segway Tour of Rennes – 2 hours
Entertainment65 € Rennes (7.5 km)
Segway Tour of Rennes – 90 minutes
Entertainment45 € Rennes (7.5 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Butte du Dran loop
HikeEasy3h30Guer (34 km)
Oyon Valley loop
HikeIntermediate4h45Guer (34 km)
Greenway (Voie verte)
Cycling itineraryEasy1h15Rougé (34 km)


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