Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine
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Nestling on the edge of a lake, the small scenic town of Combourg is dominated by the pepper-pot turrets of its feudal castle.
The Romantic writer Chateaubriand, who grew up in the medieval château and wrote, "It was in the woods of Combourg that I became what I am", has shaped the town's history. Open to visitors, the 13th- and 15th-century château has the bedroom and souvenirs of the famous writer on display.
Limits land of legends and maritime lands of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, Combourg synergizes the strengths of the Armor and Argoat. The city is inseparable from the memory of the famous writer François René de Chateaubriand: "Here is revealed the romance of this child of the sea...".
Small City of Character, Green Station and the first city of the great western labeled Urban Planning Vélotouristique, Combourg is dominated by the imposing castle (XI - XV century) which still belongs to the family of the writer.
Things to see and do
The tourist interpretation circuit.
Le Chateaubriand circuit.
The literary circuit.
The walk to the lake.
Fishing in the pond of Maffins.
Hiking and cycling in the hinterland of the city.
Geocaching walking and cycling throughout the year (2 walks and cycling).