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La Guerche-de-Bretagne

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

La Guerche-de-Bretagne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine
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At the gates of Brittany, Anjou and between Mayenne La Guerche-de-Bretagne is famous for its large market which is held every Tuesday morning since 1121. It is a pleasure for visitors to wander the streets and go to meet the merchants.

La Guerche-de-Bretagne was once fortified and has gradually built around his "castle", just keep the eleventh wood, then stone a century later. It remains today as the remains of a clod of earth consolidated, visible from the belfry. The last remains of the castle were demolished and used for the construction of the Auditorium in 1790. It was the seat of a high barony and in 1206 William the third Guerche establishes a college that will become a parish church in 1791, then basilica in 1951.

La Guerche-de-Bretagne retains fine examples of houses with porch and timber-framed 17th-and eighteenth, including those of the Place Charles de Gaulle and Rue de Nantes are classified as Historical Monument.

Guided tours of the historic center and the Basilica are offered by volunteers from the Tourist Office.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Guerche-de-Bretagne
Postcode35130
Latitude47.9419330 (N 47° 56’ 31”)
Longitude-1.2306960 (W 1° 13’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 51m to 91m
Surface area11.53 km²
Population4442 inhabitants
Density385 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRennes (55 km, 49 min)
Insee code35125
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Guerchais
DepartmentIlle-et-Vilaine
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Rannée2.3 km (5 min)
Moutiers3.9 km (6 min)
Moussé4.6 km (7 min)
Availles-sur-Seiche4.7 km (7 min)
La Selle-Guerchaise5.1 km (7 min)
Drouges5.8 km (9 min)
Visseiche6 km (9 min)
Arbrissel7.5 km (9 min)
Brains-sur-les-Marches7.6 km (8 min)
Domalain8.4 km (13 min)
Bais9.2 km (10 min)
Cuillé9.7 km (11 min)
Fontaine-Couverte9.7 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Large market every Tuesday morning in the city center.

Photos

Place Charles de Gaulle
Place Charles de Gaulle
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Basilica of Our Lady of La Guerche, restored by A. Regnault
Basilica of Our Lady of La Guerche, restored by A. Regnault
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Notre Dame
Notre Dame
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Former presbytery became mayor
Former presbytery became mayor
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Weather

Friday 27 february
Min. 1°C - Max. 7°C
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Saturday 28 february
Min. 3°C - Max. 11°C
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Sunday 1 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Karting on an International Circuit
Sports sensations18 € Laval (38 km)
Get away from it all at Echologia ecotourism park
Nature and the great outdoors4 € to 6 € Louverné (42 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Fontenelle Circuit
HikeEasy1h45Laigné (33 km)
From one mill to another
Village visitEasy2h00Saint-Sulpice (39 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels