Breteil is a commune in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany. The Meu river forms the commune's southwestern border. The town has 3.502 inhabitants and stretches over 1.470 hectares. It is at 20 Km from Rennes and is surrounded by Montfort-sur-Meu, Bédée, La Nouaye, Iffendic, Pleumeleuc, Talensac, Saint-Gonlay.
The parish of Breteil results from the division of the former parish of Pleumeleuc, in 1122. It is this year that the bishop of Aleth consecrated the church of Breteil to Benedictin monks of Saint-Melaine de Rennes.
The closest arrival possible is at the Rennes-St Jacques airport.
From Rennes to Breteil (SNCF stop), the run is about 15 minutes long. You have the possibility to bring bikes in most trains.
From Rennes railway station, take the Illeno bus, line 2 Gaël-Rennes
From Rennes, take the direction Saint Brieuc / Brest by the RN12, exit BEDEE / PLEUMELEUC / MONTFORT.
The body and the southern side of the church were built during the XVIth century, the framework is dated with an inscription of 1503. The church has a porch provided with a carinated archway.
This chapel, belonging to Saint-Jacques de Montfort abbey, is built in schist and in pudding stone.
This chapel seems to have been built during the XVIIth century, even though the sculpted pediment at the top of the eastern door seems to date from the XVth or XVIth century.
The hiking circuit "le pont Rozel" is passable every season.