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Broons - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côtes-d'Armor

Broons is a French commune, capital of the canton of Broons, located in the department of Côtes-d'Armor in the Brittany region. It is a commune of Poudouvre, traditional country of Upper Brittany.

The municipality of Broons has 3,000 inhabitants. It is located south of Dinan Agglomeration, and is the center town of a living area of 12,000 inhabitants.

Broons has all the infrastructure, services and local shops and is served by the express road (RN12) and by the Paris-Brest railway line. Located 30 minutes from Rennes and Saint-Brieuc, 20 minutes from Dinan and Lamballe, Broons has all the advantages of a city in the countryside.

Its territory of 35 km² crossed by three rivers is occupied to the southwest by a vast wooded area which was once part of the Brocéliande forest.

The village developed in the Middle Ages, seat of a seigniory based at the Château de la Motte-Bron (now defunct) which played an important role during the wars of succession in Brittany. It has also remained famous thanks to the personality of Bertrand Du Guesclin who was born there in 1320, later became Constable of France (chief of the armies) and who symbolized the fight against the English during the Hundred Years War.

Halfway between Rennes and Saint-Brieuc, Broons is a commercial town that took advantage of its geographical position under the Old Regime and was served from the 19th century by the railway line linking Paris to Brest. This is still the case today, the locality of about 3000 inhabitants being labeled "Village stage" because of its services, tourist accommodation and its leisure offer.

We will therefore gladly stop there before reaching the Emerald Coast, the medieval city of Dinan, or even the legendary forest of Brocéliande...

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.3171740 (N 48° 19’ 2”)
Longitude-2.2622810 (W 2° 15’ 44”)
Surface area35.21 km²
Population2977 inhabitants
Density84 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Brieuc (48 km, 35 min)
Insee code22020
IntercommunalityCA Dinan Agglomération

Nearest cities & towns

Trémeur3.7 km (7 min)
Trédias5.7 km (10 min)
Sévignac6.4 km (10 min)
Mégrit7.6 km (12 min)
Plumaugat7.6 km (11 min)
Yvignac-la-Tour8 km (10 min)
Lanrelas8.7 km (10 min)
Rouillac9.3 km (15 min)
Éréac9.6 km (10 min)
Languédias10.2 km (16 min)
Saint-Jouan-de-l'Isle10.7 km (11 min)
Caulnes11.7 km (12 min)
La Chapelle-Blanche12.3 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

If nothing remains today of the old seigniorial castle of La Motte-Broons and if the castle of Brondineuf, another feudal seat which had some rights over part of the territory of Broons, is located in the neighboring town of Sévignac, Broons nevertheless still has a civil heritage of interest. This is the case of the manor houses of La Cavée (17th century), Launay-Milon (18th century) and Lohéac (18th century) which testify to the prosperity of the parish and its lands in the second half of the Ancien Régime.

In terms of religious heritage, the Saint-Pierre church dates from the last years of the 19th century, having been rebuilt in place of an older building. Note the mosaic surmounting its portal and, inside, a beautiful Virgin and Child in the Baroque style. Also worth seeing is the Chapelle de la Madeleine (14th century) which is said to have been founded by Du Guesclin's mother and which housed municipal meetings at the start of the Revolution, or the chapel of Leslian (15th century).

In terms of "nature" sports and leisure, the La Planchette area is pleasant: in a green setting, it is dedicated to family walks, and has a playground for young children, a skate park and fields dedicated to "street football" and basketball. The area also includes a body of water and a sports course lined with apparatus.

The town also has a swimming pool open from April to October with a heated swimming pool and solarium ideal for lazing around. Information on +33 2 96 84 70 01.

On Broons, again, indoor or outdoor tennis courts are accessible to visitors (join the local club) and a field reserved for mountain bikers has been set up (information in town hall on +33 2 96 84 60 03).

For fishing enthusiasts, the communal pond or the local rivers are interesting exercise grounds.

Bordered to the south by the forest, stretching to the north towards the valleys leading to the coast, the town has hiking trails dotted with heritage elements and bucolic viewpoints. Maps and information on +33 2 96 58 06 58.

Places of interest


Events and festivities


Leslian chapel
Leslian chapel
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La Planchette leisure area
La Planchette leisure area
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Saint-Pierre de Broons church
Saint-Pierre de Broons church
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Market day at Place Du Guesclin
Market day at Place Du Guesclin
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La Planchette pond
La Planchette pond
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Statue of Bertrand Du Guesclin at Broons
Statue of Bertrand Du Guesclin at Broons
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Old houses of Broons
Old houses of Broons
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Market day in Broons
Market day in Broons
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Market day in Broons
Market day in Broons
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Broons, Stage village
Broons, Stage village
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Thursday 22 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
Friday 23 february
Min. 3°C - Max. 8°C
Saturday 24 february
Min. 3°C - Max. 10°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Dinard Saint-Malo crossing on a Vedette boat
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Dinard (38 km)
Private cruise from Pointe du Grouin to Cap Fréhel
Nature and the great outdoors160 € to 400 € Saint-Malo (39 km)
Cruise with commentary in the Bay of Saint-Malo
Culture and education23 € Saint-Malo (40 km)
Segway ride to explore Saint-Malo in a different way
Entertainment29 € to 45 € Saint-Malo (41 km)
Visit an exhibition and sale at artists' studios
Arts and CraftsFreeDol-de-Bretagne (46 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit de la Forge
HikeEasy1:10Saint-Launeuc (12.5 km)
The Circuit of the Perfaux at Saint-Vran
HikeIntermediate4:05Saint-Vran (15.9 km)
Country Invitation
HikeIntermediate1:55Saint-Rieul (18.1 km)
In the footsteps of the Romans in mountain biking
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic2:55Corseul (19.1 km)
Trégomar - In search of history
HikeIntermediate3:50Lamballe-Armor (21 km)


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