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

Situated about fifteen kilometers west of Fougères and near the A84 motorway that connects Caen to Rennes, the charming village of Saint-Brice-en-Coglès (about 3,000 inhabitants) has been awarded the Village Etape label since 2007. Since 2012, Also the label "Village in Poetry". She also holds 2 trefoils in the ranking of the Villages Fleuris.

A dynamic community with a wealth of services, it includes a number of shops (including several restaurants), a free service area for motor homes and the Coglais Tourist Office (open all year).

The present parish of Saint-Brice-en-Coglès was called Puignac in 1050. In this village, missionaries had erected a church in the name of Saint Brice, name of a bishop of Tours. The commune is part of the country of Coglais, former Gallo-Roman constituency. This country of granite bears a name of Breton origin. The main explanation relates the word Coglais to the Gougleiz Breton, "Kleiz" meaning "north".

The lordship of Saint-Brice-en-Coglès, whose existence dates back to the 10th century, belonged to the Barony of Fougeres, which was one of the nine baronies of the Duchy of Brittany, which was very important because it defended the entry of the duchy to the Normans, the French and the English. It seems that Raoul II, Baron de Fougeres, in struggle with Henry II of England, married one of the daughters of the lord of St. Brice. The latter, thanks to its fortified castles of La Motte and Rocher-Portail, defended the steps of the barony against the English settled in St. James.

At the beginning of the 20th century, several granite quarries used to work several hundred people.

Since 1 January 2017, Saint-Brice-en-Coglès is included in the new commune of Maen Roch ("Pierre" in Breton and Gallo) with the former neighboring commune of Saint-Etienne-en-Coglès.

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 24 march
Min. 0°C - Max. 13°C
Saturday 25 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 26 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 18°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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