Saint-GonlayIlle-et-Vilaine in Brittany. The Meu river goes through the town. There are 280 inhabitants in Saint-Gonlay and the territory stretches over 926 hectares. It is at 20 Km from Rennes and is surrounded by Montfort-sur-Meu, Bédée, La Nouaye, Breteil, Pleumeleuc, Talensac, Iffendic.
Its birth is probably due to the building of a church in the XIIIth century by two priests of Montfort-sur-Meu. A priory has also been built and it depends of Saint-Jacques de Montfort abbey.
By planeRennes-Saint Jacques airport.
By trainRailway station of Montfort sur Meu, direct line from Rennes.
By busNo buses.
By carFrom Rennes:
RN12 (Rennes / Saint brieuc) exit Montfort-Bédée-Pleumeleuc.
RN24 (Rennes / Vannes-Lorient) exit Talensac-Montfort.
Noble house of Le VilouThe house of the Vilou is dated XVIIIth century. It was considered at the time as a notable house. Indeed, back then, a subprefect of Montfort-sur-Meu lived there.
Saint-Guillaume churchSurrounded by its cemetery, it is dated from the XVIth and XVIIth century. On the front wall two characters face each other: a confessor and somebody confessing.
Discovery circuit of Saint-GonlayLeave for a discovery of the architectural and historical heritage of Saint-Gonlay. The pedestrian circuit has many photos on its way, which enables you to discover the built heritage while walking (circuit of 2/3 km). Leaflets are sold at the ecomuseum and at the Tourist Office of the district of Montfort.
Schoolhouse in the Gallo districtThe former public school of Saint-Gonlay is used as a setting while speaking about school and childhood in the district of Montfort during the XXth century (memory of former schoolchildren, restoration of a class from the 50s, school games.).
The path of schoolchildrenThis circuit goes up and down through the town of Saint-Gonlay and its villages, in the countryside. It follows the Meu river and offers many panoramas at different places on the circuit.