What to do and see in Dol-de-Bretagne, France: The Best Places and Tips

July 30, 2017 Chanda Heide

Dol-de-Bretagne in France, from Europe region, is best know for Rail Tours. Discover best things to do in Dol-de-Bretagne with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Dol-de-Bretagne

1. Train Marin

Gare St Michel, 35120 Cherrueix, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Train Marin

Reviewed By MRLtd - Hamilton, United Kingdom

We booked the Train Marin not really knowing what to expect. We were the only non French speaking on board that afternoon, but never the less we understood or at least managed to get the gist of it all. Wow the mussel beds and ropes go out for miles the bay is so flat and the water just keeps receding. We spent more time out side of the train up to our calves in warm sea water looking at nets and mussel beds. Catching small fish, at the fish traps. A truly great 2 hour trip well worth the money spent

2. Mont Dol

Mont-Dol, France
Excellent
46%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Mont Dol

Mont Dol - the rock outcrop that the village surrounds with a viewing tower at the top.

Reviewed By Taxwizzard - Staffs

What a gem of a place. Park at the bottom and walk up or take the narrow steep single track road and drive up and park, either way it's all good fun.
The Mont is lovely, a perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon with the family and to have a picnic.
The views are stunning, you can see all the way to Mont St Michel and Cancale.
It's a safe place to allow your children to run wild and free for a little time and there is a play area plus the Tower and the Windmill. All places to allow your imagination and your child's imagination to wonder freely.

3. Musee de la Paysannerie

Lieu Dit les cours Paris, 35120 Baguer-Morvan, Dol-de-Bretagne, France +33 6 33 43 33 87
Excellent
15%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
7%
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4 based on 13 reviews

Musee de la Paysannerie

Reviewed By 952Vanessa - Gillingham, United Kingdom

This charming Museum of Rural Life has been assembled by two passionate farmers over a period of years. If you love France, history and/or farming, this is for you! Set in beautiful countryside, the farm still has the traditional animals - pigs, calves, rabbits, cattle, chickens - looking very happy in their traditional surroundings, There is a huge collection of farm machinery, room settings showing a schoolroom and a Breton farmer's house complete with box bed, displays about all the rural trades - butchery, brewing,saboterie, saddlery etc. - and you wander at will amongst all these aged but enchanting memorabilia. There are signs in (sometimes rather creative) English as well as French, and as you leave you are offered a drink of their excellent cider. Also available - honey and, unusually, rope, made locally and very strong. No sweets or ice creams and it's not a zoo, so maybe small children wouldn't enjoy it - but it's a very special place.

4. Avel Char

2 rue du Bord de Mer, 35120 Hirel, France +33 6 81 24 52 33
Excellent
60%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 282 reviews

Avel Char

AVEL, center of sand yachting on the coasts of Brittany, in bay of Mont St Michel, on the strand of HIREL. AVEL proposes to make you discover the pleasures of the sand yachting in the bay of Mont St Michel, on the town of Hirel, 15 min from St Malo. This outdoor activity can give you strong sensations as soon as you start it. The way how to drive a sand yacht can be acquired very quickly, and will develop the desire to discover the whole strand of Hirel, its fauna and its flora. This activity is well suited for both novice and experienced audiences in the sailing world, adults and children (8 years old) in single-seater. For the youngest, two-seaters are also available. The practice of sand yachting is a fun sport, pleasant to practice with family and friends. We are open every day, from 10 am to 7 pm, on reservation. Aurelien FAVRON and Johann FAVE, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports, will be glad to welcome you to AVEL, and make you discover their passion.

Reviewed By Albywon - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

You get plenty of wind here - I mean PLENTY. That's why they do this sport here - and it is fun. 1784.

5. La Maison de la Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

Port est Le Vivier:Cherrueix, 35960 Le Vivier-sur-Mer, France +33 2 99 48 84 38
Excellent
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

La Maison de la Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

Discovery of the Mount Saint Michaels Bay. Tours to visit mussel and oyster parcs, fish traps with our tractor. Strolls in the wild bay to see fauna and flora.

Reviewed By Lesotlylaisse - Mechelen, Belgium

If you want to learn something about oysters or bouchot mussels the only activity they present is to drive you in a trailer along the bay during low tide...if the house is open..and if the employees are willing to help you. They also could organize some oyster tasting with the local farmers or set up guided walks thru the farms and let you speak to the farmers, set up birdwatching tours or even fishing trips . None of this is possible .

6. Cidre Sorre

14 rue des Etangs, 35540 Plerguer, France
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Cidre Sorre

Reviewed By ZonyB - Appley Bridge, United Kingdom

We turned up without booking and were welcomed and taken through free sampling of a selection of their ciders, our children were given samples of their apple juice (fizzy and flat) and really enjoyed being part of the sampling experience.
Their pink cider is made from red apples and is coloured by the skins, i.e. they do not add other fruit, and is lovely. I would also highly recommend their single apple ciders.
You can purchase ciders, and apple juices, from their range and they have a nice selection of traditional Brittany pot cups used for cider drinking for sale.
They also a room showing some of the history and cider making methods, a small playground outside and a young orchard. Parking is onsite and is free.

7. Golf du Domaine des Ormes

Domaine des Ormes, 35120 Epiniac, France +33 2 99 73 54 44
Excellent
52%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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11%
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4 based on 26 reviews

Golf du Domaine des Ormes

Golf des Ormes is among the most famous in the West of France. Located between Saint-Malo, Rennes and Mont Saint-Michel, this 18-hole golf-course is lovely for competitors and golfers relaxation. Spread over 60 hectares, this par 72 offers an emblematic view on the castle of the Domain. Wooded holes, water obstacles, flowers... A surprising challenge for the best players and a wonderful ride for the less competitive. After your trip, have a break at the Clubhouse and enjoy its pleasant Terrace overlooking the castle. 18 holes course, pitch & putt 5 holes, covered and grassed practice, putting green, courses and trainings.

Reviewed By flyinghighdublin - Dublin

Just returned from a 12 day holiday in Domaine Des Ormes campsite. beautiful campsite and mobile was lovely and well laid out. We booked with Eurocamp and overall everything was very good. unfortunately when we arrived we were not given any bedding or towels until the following day ( this was after reporting it approx 4 times) the weather was very cold at night so the first night there was very unpleasant as we all had to get up and get dressed in as many clothes as we could to try and stay warm.
We paid for wi-fi for three devises for the 12 days but itt caused nothing but hassle, overall we may have had it on all three devices for 2 days. The bar offers free wi-fi so we ended up just going there
The kids club was great and the kids loved them, onsite entertainment was amateurish but hilariously funny and the entertainers were very friendly and did a great job.
Unfortunately at the time we went everything in the campsite only opened for a few hours. There are three restaurants but the only one of interest to us was the pizzeria which only opened from 7-9p.m. but the food was fine. the local Spar shop was good for your basics, there was a Super U supermarket to the right of the entrance to the site about 7 minutes down the road and to the left you had a Lidl and a Hyper U supermarket again about 7 minutes down the road
The site was beautiful but in an isolated area, a car is a must

8. Cathedrale Saint-Samson

Place de la Cathedrale, 35120, Dol-de-Bretagne, France +33 2 99 48 35 30
Excellent
41%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Cathedrale Saint-Samson

Reviewed By Barrie and Deir... T - Bristol, United Kingdom

Take your time and look around at the superb stained glass windows and the side chapels. An interesting history goes with the church (which is no longer technically a Cathedral!) and a carved stone boat is mounted outside in the entrance square - another story...!

9. Cathedraloscope

4 Place de la Cathedrale | Dol-de-Bretagne, 35120, Dol-de-Bretagne, France +33 2 99 48 35 30
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 121 reviews

Cathedraloscope

Cathédraloscope takes you back in time to the era of Cathedral building. Come and discover the lodge of the architect and the masterpieces of the journeymen. Learn how to decipher the stained glass windows and scultpures. The 11 room of the museum will make you feel you're walking into a Cathedral construction site. Models, films and audio-guides will guide you through the museum. Construction games and quizzes for kids !

Reviewed By Roger M - Washington DC, District of Columbia

This is a wonderful museum dedicated to the building of cathedrals. Well laid out and very interesting. There is an audio guide in English for those that don't understand French. Excellent descriptions of constructions techniques, Cathedral workers and Cathedral architects. Beautiful view of the Dol de Bretagne church (once a cathedral) from the top floor. Excellent museum shop with toys, gifts, books and games about Cathedral building in the middle ages. Well worth a visit.

10. Menhir du Champ Dolent

Champ Dolent, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
Excellent
23%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 184 reviews

Menhir du Champ Dolent

Reviewed By Jaap U - Zwolle, The Netherlands

One of the largest menhirs in Bretagne at 9.3 meters high. Solitary on a hill, well signposted on the D795 from Dol-de-Bretagne to Combourg . Explanation only in French, but the story is that with every death in the world the stone sinks imperceptibly lower. When the stone will finally be completely covered the world will come to an end.
You do wonder how they got this 100 tons of stone transported up a hill and upright with just muscle power.

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