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

Saint-Marcan is a small town typical Breton. Its location is ideal because it overlooks the bay of Mont Saint-Michel and polders.

Geographical information

Latitude48.5871750 (N 48° 35’ 14”)
Longitude-1.6338830 (W 1° 38’ 2”)
AltitudeFrom 4m to 96m
Surface area7.68 km²
Population461 inhabitants
Density60 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRennes (49 mi, 1h07)
Insee code35291
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Dol et de la Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Broladre1.5 mi (4 min)
Roz-sur-Couesnon3 mi (8 min)
Sains3.7 mi (9 min)
Cherrueix4.8 mi (10 min)
Saint-Georges-de-Gréhaigne5.4 mi (11 min)
Baguer-Pican5.6 mi (12 min)
Pleine-Fougères5.6 mi (16 min)
Pontorson7.2 mi (12 min)
Vieux-Viel7.5 mi (20 min)
Le Vivier-sur-Mer7.6 mi (14 min)
Mont-Dol8.3 mi (17 min)
Trans-la-Forêt8.4 mi (20 min)
Hirel8.9 mi (17 min)

Things to see and do

Saint-Marcan provides: a telegraph (telegraph Chappe) who visit, with its museum located on the heights of the town in front of a creperie, a menhir, Roche said Long, in front of the campsite.

A potter is installed in the center of the town.

The GR 34 passes through and connects the Saint-Marcan Mont-Saint-Michel in Mont-Dol or Cherrueix depending on the chosen route.


Roche said the Menhir Long
Roche said the Menhir Long
See photo
Chappe Telegraph
Chappe Telegraph
See photo


Saturday 22 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
Sunday 23 april
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
Monday 24 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Around Saint-Marcan: Mont-Saint-Michel 20 km, Mont Dol and Dol-de-Bretagne (cathedral, historic city ...), Cancale, Combourg, Saint-Malo, Dinard, Dinan ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mont Saint Michel Abbey : fast-track ticket valid year-long
Culture and education10 € Le Mont-Saint-Michel (6.5 mi)
Sand yachting in Mont St Michel Bay
Sports sensations20 € to 40 € Hirel (7.7 mi)
Cross the Bay of Mont Saint Michel
Nature and the great outdoors9 € Genêts (9.8 mi)
Horse-drawn carriage ride on the Champeaux cliffs
Entertainment49 € to 79 € Champeaux (11.4 mi)
Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay by Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 20 mins
Sports sensations80 € Le Val-Saint-Père (11.7 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Mont-Saint-Michel (6.5 mi)
Beach Bridge to the beach in Le Havre Lupin
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Malo (18.4 mi)
Saint-Jacut's grand tour
HikeIntermediate4h50Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (25 mi)
In Chateaubriand's footsteps in Plancoët (grand tour)
HikeIntermediate2h30Plancoët (27 mi)
Walk through the countryside...
Cycling itineraryEasy1h30La Bouillie (37 mi)


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