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La Guerche-de-Bretagne

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

La Guerche-de-Bretagne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

At the gates of Brittany, Anjou and between Mayenne La Guerche-de-Bretagne is famous for its large market which is held every Tuesday morning since 1121. It is a pleasure for visitors to wander the streets and go to meet the merchants.

La Guerche-de-Bretagne was once fortified and has gradually built around his "castle", just keep the eleventh wood, then stone a century later. It remains today as the remains of a clod of earth consolidated, visible from the belfry. The last remains of the castle were demolished and used for the construction of the Auditorium in 1790. It was the seat of a high barony and in 1206 William the third Guerche establishes a college that will become a parish church in 1791, then basilica in 1951.

La Guerche-de-Bretagne retains fine examples of houses with porch and timber-framed 17th-and eighteenth, including those of the Place Charles de Gaulle and Rue de Nantes are classified as Historical Monument.

Guided tours of the historic center and the Basilica are offered by volunteers from the Tourist Office.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Guerche-de-Bretagne
Tourism label
Latitude47.9419330 (N 47° 56’ 31”)
Longitude-1.2306960 (W 1° 13’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 51m to 91m
Surface area11.53 km²
Population4419 inhabitants
Density383 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRennes (55 km, 49 min)
Insee code35125
IntercommunalityCA Vitré Communauté

Nearest cities & towns

Rannée2.3 km (5 min)
Moutiers3.9 km (6 min)
Moussé4.6 km (7 min)
Availles-sur-Seiche4.7 km (7 min)
La Selle-Guerchaise5.1 km (7 min)
Drouges5.8 km (9 min)
Visseiche6 km (9 min)
Arbrissel7.5 km (9 min)
Brains-sur-les-Marches7.6 km (8 min)
Domalain8.4 km (13 min)
Bais9.2 km (10 min)
Cuillé9.7 km (11 min)
Fontaine-Couverte9.7 km (10 min)
Forges-la-Forêt9.9 km (9 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Large market every Tuesday morning in the city center.

Tuesdays in the Summer|August 16
The Nocturnes "Memories of the Places"|August 17


Place Charles de Gaulle
Place Charles de Gaulle
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Former presbytery turned town hall
Former presbytery turned town hall
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Tourist Information Office
Tourist Information Office
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Basilica of Our Lady of La Guerche, restored by A. Regnault
Basilica of Our Lady of La Guerche, restored by A. Regnault
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Basilica of Our Lady
Basilica of Our Lady
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Friday 12 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 36°C
Saturday 13 august
Min. 20°C - Max. 36°C
Sunday 14 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 28°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
English language break with sports and leisure activities
Culture and education700 € Chailland (40 km)
Gastronomic course and cooking class
Local flavours2015 € to 3590 € Saint-Hilaire-du-Maine (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Piré-sur-Seiche: Path of the Squirrel
HikeIntermediate3h00Piré-Chancé (16.2 km)
Châteaugiron: From Glaume to Gervis
HikeIntermediate2h45Châteaugiron (23 km)
Bike Promenade® in Rennes Country No.9
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate2h05Châteaugiron (23 km)
Velo Promenade in Rennes Country No.10
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate2h05Châteaugiron (24 km)
Greenway (Voie verte)
Cycling itineraryEasy1h15Rougé (24 km)


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