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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 9th 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, an enclave 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.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest airport is in Rennes.

By train[edit]

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

By bus[edit]

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

By car[edit]

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

Get around[edit]


  • St Hubert Church. The church was built at the end of the 15th 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.


  • Le Circuit des 3 rivières.
  • The circuit of Le Blavon.





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