Brain-sur-Vilaine - 35660 La Chapelle-de-Brain
+33 299 702 581 / +33 622 525 830
What to see
At the heart of the Pays de Redon you will find plenty of ideas for walks, horseriding, cycling, canoeing, and touring by car. In less than an hour you could be on the south coast of Brittany or in the forest of Brocéliande.

Whether you are on foot, in a car, on a bike or a horse, or in a canoe, our region provides every opportunity to make the most of your stay. Here are a few ideas to help you prepare your stay ; you can also count on us to let you have more:

  • To the north : Rennes (50 km), capital of Brittany – its old streets, the Parliament, the Thabor gardens ; the forest of Brocéliande ; the coast and St. Malo (125 km) ; Mont St. Michel (140 km).
  • To the south : Chateaubriant ; Nantes and its surroundings (70 km) ; la Baule, la Brière, Guérande and the salt marshes (70 km).
  • To the east : the gates of Brittany – Vitré (100 km) and Fougères, superb medieval towns.
  • To the west : Vannes and the Gulf of Morbihan (80 km)

For walkers and cyclists

The towpath route along the Vilaine (Dinan to Redon) partially connects the English Channel with the Atlantic. At Redon take the minor roads to the coast, or take the Nantes-Brest canal, then the Blavet or the Sèvre.

In the house you will find itineraries and advice to help you prepare excursions of a few minutes or of several hours.

Running through the village of Brain, a signposted path takes you in the footsteps of St. Melaine and reveals the local heritage.

Minor footpaths and the long-distance GR39 are easily accessible from the house and will lead you along hilltops and the river towards the village of la Chapelle de Brain and the protected Gannedel marshes. Cycle routes and signposted paths criss-cross all the Pays de Redon.

We have a sheltered area where you can park your bikes, clean them or repair them.

We can prepare a picnic lunch, supply fresh bread, or pick you up from Beslé station if you come by the TER for a stay without the car!

Chemin de halage sur la Vilaine Sentier d'interprétation de Saint Melaine Rando à vélos

Vélodyssée à l'Île aux Pies

© / BERTHIER Emmanuel / CRTB

Rando équestre à Guichen


For more information:

Horseriders and their mounts are welcome.

We can offer pasture with water and hay just a few hundred metres from the house. At the house you can hitch your animals and store saddles and other kit.

Rando à cheval

Horses are allowed on the towpath ; many other tracks such as the équibreizh pass close by.

Many equestrian centres and farms in the Pays de Redon offer sessions of an hour or more.