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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Cesson-Sévigné
Insee code35051
AltitudeFrom 27 to 82 meters
Surface32.14 km²
Population16194 inhabitants
Density503 inhabitants/km²


National labelThorigné-Fouillard at 5.1 km (11 min)
Chief townRennes (at 6.7 km, 13 min)Chantepie at 6.3 km (11 min)
DepartmentIlle-et-VilaineRennes at 6.4 km (14 min)
RegionBrittanySearch another town


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  • Cesson-Sévigné yesterday:
  • Cesson-Sévigné has a history dating back to 1000 years BC. The Gallo-Roman period until the 19th century through the Middle Ages, the Crusades, the Revolution or the old regime, many Cessonnais have marked the history of Britain and France.
  • Thus, in 1239, Raoul Cesson is illustrated in Palestine against the Saracens. The family will Sevigne, she, to posterity in the 17th century when Henri de Sevigne wife Marie-Chantal of Rabutin, Marquise de Sevigne, and creates most of the farms.
  • During the Revolution, Parliament of Britain serves against-power ambitions of the monarchy. This institution is run by Cessonnais from 1570 to 1660: the Bourgneufs. Cucé lands, elevated to a marquisate in 1644, sold in 1679 to several presidents that provides Boisgelin Parliament of Brittany. The most famous of these is Cessonnais John of God Boisgelin Cucé (1732-1804), scholar, Archbishop of Aix in 1770, president of the National Assembly in 1789 and cardinal in 1803. Another large family of Breton magistrates, of the Caradeuc Chalotais is named after a land whose ancient manor cessonnaise is, since 1973, the City Hall Cesson.
  • The city also stands out architecturally as it has two castles (of Cucé and Vaux), many mansions, mansions, mansions and remarkable rural housing. Similarly, in the Middle Ages and the Ancien Regime, water mills were fairly numerous on the banks of the Vilaine. Finally, although this is not a residential building architecture, the three bridges on the Vilaine are the oldest relics of Cesson of yesteryear.
  • Cesson-Sévigné today:
  • Since 1960, Cesson, rural village with a population of 3,200 inhabitants, is experiencing strong economic expansion. Fifth town of Ille-et-Vilaine, with nearly 18,000 inhabitants, the city is bisected by the Vilaine 11 km. Bordering Rennes, it relies on its territory much of the technology Atalante, specializing in high-tech telecommunications.
  • In the center of one of the most important motorway nodes of Britain, Cesson offers all school facilities, social, medical of a modern city, complemented by a variety of recreational facilities for its people to thrive in a climate enjoyable by offering thanks to the cultural and local associations, a real social integration. Its living human scale makes it one of the most popular cities of Rennes for individual housing.
  • Cesson-Sévigné tomorrow:
  • The city of Cesson is booming and has never known such energy modernizing its surroundings. She is currently working in partnership, to continue this momentum for the future with an extensive development project on 500 hectares north dial.
  • Environment, metro, new bus and tram services, housing for all, public facilities, new roads, cycle paths ... This program anticipates and prepares the future Cesson by 30 years.


  • The Cultural Centre, in Park Bourgchevreuil, exhibitions, shows and plays. It also houses the library, dance school, music school, school of visual arts, exhibition gallery Pictura. A cinema offers art house sessions and new movies.
  • Sports and Recreation: A wide choice of sporting and leisure activities is available. The pool and leisure sports, golf 9 holes, the water stadium, equestrian center, indoor tennis and the outdoors.
  • Public parks and green spaces: Park Chalotais (walk Jean Boucher) - Mail Bourgchevreuil - Bourgchevreuil Park - Park Champagné - Monniais Park - Parc du Bois de la Justice - Green Jewel of the Vilaine. Cesson-Sévigné, Garden City: The town has six public parks open throughout the year, totaling over 50 acres and numerous green spaces and water bodies, and the wonderful green setting of the Vilaine. These parks are truly "green lungs" in an urban environment allowing to find sites for walks and relaxation with family and spaces for the sports-entertainment. This plant heritage, jealously preserved and enhanced, has also been distinguished by obtaining four flowers and the national grand prize of flowering, in 1997.
  • The Park Chalotais is the garden of the Hotel de Ville (formerly the Manoir de la Chalotais). Bordered by the stream of Chalotais, it has a picturesque pier and has also staged several works of Jean Boucher, Cessonnais sculptor of the early 20th century. The overall impression, marked by massive wooded, rustic greenhouse and the paths pedestrian, actually a park conducive to romantic stroll in the heart of town.
  • Bourgchevreuil Park, located 100 meters from the previous strengthens the qualifier of "Garden City" awarded to the city of Cesson. Custodian of the Regional Conservatory of Fuchsia (May-October), 350 varieties labeled rich at the public, it also has several pallets and botanical plant on nearly 4 acres. Here, the city put the heritage built through the former French garden, the rose garden, the herb garden and aviaries with exotic birds. Bordered by the River Vilaine, rustic park is home to the Cultural Center, built in 1992.
  • Park Champagné, listed since 1992, was a former meadow at the entrance of the center. Taking into account the characteristics of the natural site, the City remodeled the space of three acres and the Vilaine derived through the park and hosts the places where walkers, bowlers, picnickers and anglers go well together in a countryside.
  • The Park Monniais, on 10 hectares, characterizes the cityscape Cessonnais constants that are water, trees and ancient heritage buildings. It has about fifty species of rare wild that have been a very educational and accurate labeling, adding to the rustic charms of the place, the pleasure of botanical discovery for walkers. The Monniais also has a bamboo grove.
  • The park of the Bois de Justice, adjacent to Park Monniais, is located on the hillside. It is the latest landscaping of the city. In addition to its 6,000 trees, the site is crossed by pedestrian Sentes but today, this environment is threatened by a proposed route of a second line of TGV.
  • The lush green of the Vilaine meanders for more than 5 km and is in turn, according to the bridges and meandering of the Vilaine, green space, sports, recreation, fishing games and where water and the tree again combine to create more than a park, an authentic natural space including landscaping has only reveal the rustic beauty.
  • Historic site: Castle of La Salette Cucé.
  • Mansions: The Chalotais - Bourgchevreuil - The Monniais - Bouriande - The Moinerie - Grippé - The High Sevigne.
  • House Masters: The Hublais - Castle Valley - The Old Bridge.
  • Mills: Le Moulin de Sevigne - Le Moulin du Bourg.
  • Hiking: Ability to perform a hike of 9 km (2:30) to explore the green spaces and the rich architectural heritage of Cesson. Map available at the reception of the Town Hall.
Detailed information
TransportMetro station Atalante,   Metro station Cesson-Viasilva,   Train station of Cesson-Sévigné
MonumentsCastle of Cucé
Performance hallsAuditorium - Centre Culturel,   Le Carré Sévigné


  • The market is held every Saturday morning near the church. He has nearly 80 vendors.
  • February:
  • Forum choreographic interpretation.
  • March:
  • Days of women.
  • Stock exchange, exhibition and sale of minerals, fossils, gemstones and fine.
  • April:
  • The strides cessonnaises.
  • June:
  • Music Day.
  • July:
  • Festival of the summer.
  • International Dance Festival.
  • September:
  • Association Forum.
  • Heritage Days.
  • The Virades of Hope.
  • October:
  • Great clearance sale.
  • Wine and organic treats.
  • Exhibition of local artists.
  • December:
  • Christmas Market.


Manor BourgchevreuilManor Bourgchevreuil
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Old BridgeOld Bridge
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Bourgchevreuil ManorBourgchevreuil Manor
Manor ChalotaisManor Chalotais
Parc de ChampagneParc de Champagne
Bridge VilaineBridge Vilaine
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Crêperie restaurantLa Hublais  
Located Cesson, a few kilometers from Rennes, La Hublais restaurant welcomes you in an old mansion. Enjoy the different moods of the place: bistro, cozy rustic and warm atmosphere that...
Located in Cesson-Sévigné15 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Favola  
La Favola brewery, located in Rennes Sevigné, welcomes you in a modern and woody. The room appears in shades of green and is nicely decorated. Menu, the Chef will delight you with its...
Located in Cesson-Sévigné16 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantTante Alice  
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Located 2.6 km from Cesson-Sévigné20 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsLe Clos du Presbytère 35830 betton    
Nous sommes heureux de vous accueillir dans notre demeure de -Chambres d'Hôte- et -Gîtes-, un ancien presbytère de 1835, à betton (35830), dans le pays de rennes, capitale de la région...
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Castle with 2 bedroomsChâteau de la Freslonnière  
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Located in the heart of an area of ​​140 ha, the castle Freslonnière is the cradle of our family since the 12th century, and we are very pleased to welcome you to this natural protected...
Located 12.2 km from Cesson-SévignéFrom 108 € to 128 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsMoulin du bignon    
We put at your disposal three cottages labeled Gites de France 3 Epis in a water mill of the 16th century surrounded by a beautiful garden where you can relax after an excellent di...
Located 26 km from Cesson-SévignéFrom 59 € to 65 € the double room 

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House for 6 personsDomaine de 'La Chopinais'  
Philippe and Marie -Christine welcome you in their area where we will have a charming cottage situated in an old seventeenth-century farmhouse, completely renovated. This cottage of...
Located 15.3 km from Cesson-Sévigné500 € per week 
House for 8 personsGîte la Rigaudière  
Le Theil-de-Bretagne
Conditioned comfortable cottage with a fireplace full south, located in the heart of the country of the Roche aux Fees facing the pond Rigaudière 14 hectares, near the forest of Brittany...
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Brit Hotel Atalante Beaulieu - Hotel in Cesson-SévignéBrit Hotel Atalante Beaulieu     
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ibis budget Rennes Cesson - Hotel in Cesson-Sévignéibis budget Rennes Cesson     
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