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

The present parish of Saint-Brice-en-Coglès called Puignac in 1050. In this village missionaries had built a church in the name of Saint Brice name of a bishop of Tours. The town is part of Coglais, former Gallo-Roman riding. The Lordship of Saint-Brice-en-Coglès whose existence dates back to the 10th century fell under the Barony of Ferns who was one of nine Baronnies the Duchy of Brittany, who was very important because it defended the entrance of the duchy to the Normans, the French and the English. It seems that Raoul, Baron de Fougeres, struggle with Henry II of England married a daughter of the lord of Saint-Brice. The latter, with its fortified castle of La Motte and the Rock-Portal, defended the marches against the English Barony installed in St James.

This country has a name granite from Brittany. The main explanation relates to the word Breton word Coglais Gougleiz signifying the four directions.

In the early 20th century, several granite quarries were worked hundreds of people.

Today Saint-Brice is the chief town of the canton comprises 11 municipalities.

Since 2007, the municipality is the village Step.

Village in Poetry in 2012.

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

La Marche des Chateaux: This walk is the route most architectural Coglais. A very nice discovery between manors and castles, offering stunning views over the buildings and areas. The heritage of the lordship of Saint-Brice had an exceptional importance in the barony of Ferns. The guerrilla warfare was very important on several occasions mainly in 1794 and 1815.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Flea yard sales on the third Sunday of September.


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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Castle Rock - Portal
Castle Rock - Portal
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Château de la Villette
Château de la Villette
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Thursday 30 july
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C
Friday 31 july
Min. 9°C - Max. 22°C
Saturday 1 august
Min. 10°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Visit the Water Garden in Saint- Germain -en- Coglès. Fun and educational course on water and biodiversity.

Visit the Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne. Established in 1847, this 25-hectare park acclimatized species from different continents in 21 thematic gardens. This garden is part of the Remarkable Gardens of Britain. A dream landscape for poets and lovers of flowers.

Ferns Castle, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe.

In the municipality of Saint- James, you can collect at the American Cemetery victim Landing 1944.

At Avranches, visit Manuscripts of Mont -Saint- Michel, where you will have a wonderful time.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cross the Bay of Mont Saint Michel
Nature and the great outdoors680 € Genêts (31 km)
Sand yachting in Mont St Michel Bay
Nature and the great outdoors20 € 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