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.