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Saint-Brice-en-Coglès - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

Located fifteen kilometers west of Ferns and near the A84 motorway linking Caen to Rennes, the charming village of Saint-Brice-en-Coglès Step is labeled Village since 2007.

Common dynamic and rich in service, it gathers numerous shops (many restaurants), free service area for motorhome and houses within it the Tourist Office Coglais (open all year).

The current parish Saint-Brice-en-Coglès called Puignac in 1050. In this village the missionaries had built a church on behalf of Saint Brice name of a bishop of Tours.

The town is part of Coglais, ancient Gallo-Roman district. This granite country bears a name of Breton origin. The main reason relates to the word Coglais Breton Gougleiz, "Kleiz" meaning "north".

The Lordship of Saint-Brice-en-Coglès whose existence dates back to the tenth century was within the Barony of Ferns who was among the nine Baronnies the Duchy of Brittany, which was very important because it defended the entrance of the duchy to the Normans, the French and the English. It seems that Raoul II, Baron Fougeres, fighting with Henry II of England married a daughter of the lord of Saint-Brice. The latter, with its fortified castles of the Motte and the Rock-Portal, defended the marches against the English Barony installed at St James.

In the early twentieth century, several granite quarries there were several hundred people work.

Saint-Brice-en-Coglès today is the capital of the canton, which includes 11 municipalities.

Since 2012, the town owns the label Village in Poetry. She also holds 2 clubs in the ranking Villages in bloom.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.4114280 (N 48° 24’ 41”)
Longitude-1.3655360 (W 1° 21’ 56”)
AltitudeFrom 80m to 124m
Surface area16.46 km²
Population2959 inhabitants
Density179 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRennes (56 km, 41 min)
Insee code35257
IntercommunalityCC Coglais Communauté Marches de Bretagne

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Étienne-en-Coglès3.6 km (7 min)
La Selle-en-Coglès4.3 km (7 min)
Baillé6.1 km (9 min)
Saint-Marc-le-Blanc6.7 km (11 min)
Montours7.2 km (11 min)
Coglès7.3 km (12 min)
Saint-Hilaire-des-Landes7.6 km (13 min)
Saint-Ouen-la-Rouërie8.8 km (14 min)
Tremblay8.9 km (11 min)
Le Tiercent8.9 km (12 min)
Chauvigné8.9 km (12 min)
Saint-Germain-en-Coglès10.6 km (13 min)
Romazy11 km (14 min)
Saint-Ouen-des-Alleux11.4 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Château de la Motte
Château de la Motte
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Manor Branch
Manor Branch
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Marche Castles
Marche Castles
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Cross Madam Pond
Cross Madam Pond
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Castle Rock-Portal
Castle Rock-Portal
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Château de la Villette
Château de la Villette
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Friday 20 january
Min. -7°C - Max. 2°C
Saturday 21 january
Min. -7°C - Max. 6°C
Sunday 22 january
Min. -5°C - Max. 7°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mont Saint Michel Abbey: fast-track ticket valid year-long
Culture and education9 € Le Mont-Saint-Michel (27 km)
Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay by Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 20 mins
Sports sensations80 € Le Val-Saint-Père (28 km)
Premium Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay by Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 1 hr
Sports sensations190 € Le Val-Saint-Père (28 km)
Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay on Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 30 mins
Sports sensations120 € Le Val-Saint-Père (28 km)
Cross the Bay of Mont Saint Michel
Nature and the great outdoors680 € Genêts (31 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Mont-Saint-Michel (27 km)
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (45 km)
Pays Domfrontais
Car itineraryEasy5h00Soucé (52 km)
Beach Bridge to the beach in Le Havre Lupin
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Malo (55 km)


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