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

The current parish Saint-Brice-en-Coglès was called in 1050 Puignac. 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. The Lordship of Saint-Brice-en-Coglès whose existence dates back to the tenth century was within the Barony of Ferns who was among 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 de Fougères, at war 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.

This granite countries bears a name of Breton origin. The main reason relates to the word Coglais Gougleiz Breton, "Kleiz" meaning "north".

In the early twentieth century, several granite quarries was working several hundred people.

Today Saint-Brice is the capital of the canton, which includes 11 municipalities.

Since 2007, the municipality is Village Stage and Village since 2012 in Poetry. It also hosts the Tourist Office Coglais.

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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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Output Bay of Mont Saint -Michel
Nature and the great outdoors11 € Le Mont-Saint-Michel (27 km)
Cross the Bay of Mont Saint Michel
Nature and the great outdoors680 € Genêts (31 km)
Sand yachting in Mont St Michel Bay
Sports sensations20 € to 35 € Hirel (39 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)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals