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

Eighth most populous city of Ille-et-Vilaine, Pacé takes place in the heart of Brittany, within Rennes Métropole. Located on the Flûme, it borders Parthenay-de-Bretagne, L'Hermitage and Vezin-le-Coquet.

A well-known Breton city from the beginning of the 12th century, Pacé was illustrated in the 18th century during the French Revolution by organizing uprisings linked to the mass levy of several hundred thousand men by the National Convention. The confrontation, which saw the death of three National Guards, is today called the fight of Pacé.

More peaceful, the city of Pacé is today known for its architectural heritage, as well as for its tourist activity. Different monuments allow us to trace centuries of history in this part of Brittany.

Geographical information

Latitude48.1466980 (N 48° 8’ 48”)
Longitude-1.7727600 (W 1° 46’ 22”)
AltitudeFrom 27m to 91m
Surface area35.03 km²
Population11121 inhabitants
Density317 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRennes (11.7 km, 18 min)
Insee code35210
IntercommunalityME de Rennes

Nearest cities & towns

Vezin-le-Coquet4.8 km (9 min)
Montgermont4.8 km (7 min)
Saint-Gilles5 km (11 min)
La Chapelle-des-Fougeretz5.5 km (9 min)
Le Rheu7.3 km (10 min)
Saint-Grégoire7.8 km (12 min)
L'Hermitage8.1 km (11 min)
Clayes8.9 km (9 min)
Gévezé9.4 km (14 min)
Parthenay-de-Bretagne10.5 km (10 min)
Rennes11 km (15 min)
Mordelles11.7 km (14 min)
Betton12 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

The Saint-Melaine church, dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, is part of the Historic Monuments. It takes place on the remains of an ancient building of the twelfth century, right in the center of the city.

Also listed on Historic Monuments, the Old Bridge, or bridge of Pacé, was built on the Flûme in the thirteenth or fourteenth century.

Walking through the town, you can also admire a set of three 16th century crosses listed in the Historic Monuments, as well as the beautiful castle of Glestiere. Built in the middle of the 17th century, it has been listed in Historic Monuments since the end of the 1960s.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

The market takes place every Wednesday morning in the Place Saint-Melaine. A Christmas market is also organized at the end of the year.

A science festival is held at the beginning of October.

Organized at the beginning of October, the festival of la Foucherais offers a sale and a contest of shuffleboard.

In October, the festival now offers performances combining technologies, arts and music.

The Green Marathon Cap Malo-Rennes passes through Pacé at the end of October.

The game festival, in October, allows you to learn different games for young and old.


Wednesday 18 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 18°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 18°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Initiation Pass Airplane Piloting – 1 person
Sports sensations149 € Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (9.6 km)
Discovery Pass Airplane Piloting
Sports sensations99 € Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (9.6 km)
Initiation Pass Airplane Piloting – 2 people
Sports sensations249 € Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (9.6 km)
Le Cƒrouj - Breton games-themed leisure park
Entertainment4 € to 7 € Monterfil (17 km)
Rocambole Gardens
Nature and the great outdoors6 € Corps-Nuds (22 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Butte du Dran loop
HikeEasy3h30Guer (38 km)
Oyon Valley loop
HikeIntermediate4h45Guer (38 km)
Greenway (Voie verte)
Cycling itineraryEasy1h15Rougé (47 km)
In Chateaubriand's footsteps
HikeEasy45 minPlancoët (53 km)
In Chateaubriand's footsteps in Plancoët (grand tour)
HikeIntermediate2h30Plancoët (53 km)


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