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La Nouaye

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La Nouaye

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La Nouaye (Breton: Lanwaz) is a commune in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany. The commune of La Nouaye is part of Montfort-sur-Meu county. It comes under the control of Rennes. Two brooks cross the village, one demarcating Iffendic and La Nouaye, the other crossing the town in the North of its territory. It is surrounded by Montfort-sur-Meu, Bédée, Iffendic, Breteil, Pleumeleuc, Talensac, Saint-Gonlay.


La Nouaye is an old parish, probably dating from the IXth century. It was written Lanoas in 1189, Lamnoê in 1516, La Nouais in the XVIIIth century and Lanouaye in 1872. The parish of La Nouaye, enclaved in the diocese of Saint-Malo, was part of the deanery of Bobital, coming under the diocese of Dol and which was under the term of Saint Etienne. During the year II of the Republic, we could count 201 inhabitants, like in 1982.

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The closest airport is in Rennes.

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Railway station of Montfort-sur-Meu, direct lines from Rennes.

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Illenoo Bus, line 2 : Breteil, Iffendic, La Nouaye, Montfort-sur-Meu, departing from the railway station of Rennes.

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Take the road RN24 (Rennes / Vannes-Lorient) and the exit Talensac-Montfort.

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  • Saint Hubert church and wayside cross

The church was built at the end of the XVth century with a porch and a wayside cross. This last is in the churchyard adjoining the church Saint Hubert. The porch allowed the sick and the leprous to attend the service, hence its name "the leprous porch". The relics of the wayside cross are classified as a Historical Monument.

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