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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique

The soil has been inhabited since prehistoric times: dolmens, menhirs, stone axes testify. The Romans occupied the territory also: Brick, swords and bronze tools were found. The name of Crossac (Croazac, Chroachac, Croysiac) seems to come from a Gallo-Roman Crossius melted or Crossilius.

Crossac parish was founded in the 11th century by the priory of Er which depended on the abbey of Redon.

The Lordship of Crossac called lordship, founded in the 11th century, had its headquarters at the castle of the angle. In the 18th century, it depended on the Barony of Pont-Château and its seat was Castle Bellebat. Visible locations of these two castles.

Creation of the common in 1792.

In past centuries, the farmers kneading bread at home was baked in the oven that fitted each village. Some ovens are restored again used at parties. Mills that produced flour, there remain only a few remnants of stones.

Geographical information

Latitude47.4112520 (N 47° 24’ 41”)
Longitude-2.1690950 (W 2° 10’ 9”)
Surface area25.85 km²
Population2912 inhabitants
Density112 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNantes (64 km, 54 min)
Insee code44050
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Pontchâteau St Gildas des Bois
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Joachim4.6 km (6 min)
Sainte-Reine-de-Bretagne4.6 km (5 min)
Besné7 km (10 min)
Pontchâteau7.3 km (10 min)
La Chapelle-des-Marais8.9 km (10 min)
Saint-Malo-de-Guersac9 km (12 min)
Drefféac12.7 km (16 min)
Missillac13.2 km (14 min)
Herbignac14 km (15 min)
Montoir-de-Bretagne14.7 km (15 min)
Sainte-Anne-sur-Brivet15 km (19 min)
Prinquiau15.2 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Dolmen Barbière.

Dolmen Rochettes.

Megaliths Wood Hoel.

Grains of Gargantua.

Remains of castles and Angle Lorieux.

Present church Saint-Jean-Baptiste in 1864.

Cross Bridge Tanguy, the Caves, the Nouette.

Brière marshes.

Canoes on Brivet.

Events and festivities

Bread Festival (fireworks) in early July.


Dolmen Barbière (© OT Pont-Château St Gildas)
Dolmen Barbière (© OT Pont-Château St Gildas)
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Thursday 19 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden microlight flight
Sports sensations95 € to 250 € La Baule-Escoublac (19.3 km)
Stand Up Paddle at Pointeau beach
Sports sensations15 € Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (19.9 km)
Surfing lessons or course
Sports sensations35 € to 150 € Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (20 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vélocéan - Cycling in Loire-Atlantique
Cycling itineraryEasy4h30Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (17.9 km)
Grand Val Trail-caden
HikeAthletic5h00Caden (26 km)
Ardoisières Trail malansac
HikeIntermediate6h10Malansac (31 km)
Along the Haute Perche Canal
HikeEasy1h30Pornic (33 km)
Rochefort-en-terre trail
HikeEasy2h35Rochefort-en-Terre (34 km)


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