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Saint-Suliac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

Saint-Suliac fishing village on the banks of the Rance is one of the few villages that truly maritime estuary advanced deep into the lands of Saint-Malo to Dinan. Rance sea, rich in many species of mammals and migratory birds is also a Site of Community Importance of Natura 2000 since 2002.

Many houses date from the 14th and 15th centuries, they have granite facades of great unity of color stone.

Saint-Suliac lanes full of charming fishing port and marina, the starting point of many hiking trails has become one of the most beautiful villages of France in 1999.

The 6,000 objects from the Paleolithic era, found in 1951 on the edge of the rock shelter of Grainfolet, show that men have lived on this shore forever.

A Welsh prince, called Suliau (later Suliac), landed in Britain in 560. He contributed to the evangelization of the region and built a monastery on Mount Barrow where he died in 606. In that distant time remaining few carved stones recovered from the ruins of the old monastery and now incorporated into the apparatus of some houses.

On the maritime public domain emerge at low tide, the foundation stone. It is a fortress built in the 10th century by the Normans, also called Vikings. It could accommodate up to 18 longships. Saint-Suliac probably owes his vocation to the installation of the Vikings.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.5714660 (N 48° 34’ 17”)
Longitude-1.9665280 (W 1° 57’ 60”)
Surface area5.46 km²
Population981 inhabitants
Density179 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRennes (62 km, 46 min)
Insee code35314
IntercommunalityCA de Saint Malo Agglomération

Nearest cities & towns

La Ville-ès-Nonais3.4 km (5 min)
Saint-Jouan-des-Guérets5 km (7 min)
Saint-Père5 km (9 min)
Châteauneuf-d'Ille-et-Vilaine5.1 km (6 min)
Saint-Guinoux8.5 km (10 min)
Plouër-sur-Rance8.7 km (14 min)
Pleudihen-sur-Rance9.8 km (13 min)
La Gouesnière10.8 km (12 min)
Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes11.1 km (16 min)
Miniac-Morvan12.4 km (17 min)
Lillemer12.8 km (19 min)
La Vicomté-sur-Rance13.3 km (17 min)
La Richardais13.5 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities


Virgin Grainfolet
Virgin Grainfolet
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Wearing Saint-Suliac seen the Virgin of Grainfolet
Wearing Saint-Suliac seen the Virgin of Grainfolet
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Church Saint-Suliac - Entry southwest
Church Saint-Suliac - Entry southwest
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Monday 30 march
Min. 9°C - Max. 11°C
Tuesday 31 march
Min. 9°C - Max. 10°C
Wednesday 1 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 10°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hire a Segway
Entertainment47 € to 200 € Saint-Malo (9.7 km)
Sand yachting in Mont St Michel Bay
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 35 € Hirel (12.8 km)
Cross the Bay of Mont Saint Michel
Nature and the great outdoors680 € Genêts (38 km)
Sea fishing with an instructor/guide
Nature and the great outdoors60 € to 160 € Erquy (38 km)
Segway ride
Nature and the great outdoors35 € Bréville-sur-Mer (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Mont-Saint-Michel (34 km)
Walk through the countryside...
Cycling itineraryEasy1h30La Bouillie (34 km)
Cape Erquyvia the customs officers’ path (sentier des douaniers)
HikeIntermediate2h00Erquy (37 km)
Seaside walk
HikeIntermediate3h00Planguenoual (46 km)
Mountain biking circuit
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Planguenoual (46 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals