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Mont-Dol




Mont-Dol Brittany is a small village in Brittany, located in the Ille-et-Vilaine department. It is a part of the commune of Lanvallay. The village is situated in the heart of the countryside, on the edge of the Parc Naturel Régional d'Armorique and is surrounded by lush green forests and meadows. The village is about 4 mile from the Brittany coast on the D123 road.

Mont-Dol Brittany

We were visiting Le Vivier sur Mer when we saw the sign for Mont-Dol.As it was only 4 miles away we decided to have a look. Before continuing along the coast to the seaside resort of Cancale 13 miles away.The village was like so many others we had seen on this trip. Well maintained old houses flower displays in hanging baskets all over the village.I did not notice any shops but you are only a short drive from the larger towns on the coast.

A row of old cottages

Mont-Dol Brittany

Mont-Dol is believed to have been founded by the Celts in the 5th century. The first written record of the village was made in 1025, when it was mentioned in a charter of the Abbey of Saint-Melaine. During the Middle Ages, Mont-Dol was a stronghold of the Ducs de Bretagne and was the scene of many battles between the English and French forces.

In the 17th century, the village was home to a large number of potters and was an important center of pottery production. In the 19th century, the population of Mont-Dol was heavily affected by the French Revolution, and the village was largely destroyed.

Places to Visit in Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol is a charming village with plenty of things to do and see. The village is home to several historical monuments, such as the 18th century church of Saint-Pierre and the ruins of the old castle. You can also visit the museum of Mont-Dol, which houses a collection of artifacts and documents detailing the history of the village.

Nearby, you can visit the magnificent Château de la Fosse, a 15th-century castle that is open to visitors. You can also explore the nearby Parc Naturel Régional d'Armorique, which is full of trails and wildlife. In the summer, you can enjoy swimming and kayaking in the nearby lakes. Finally, you can take a trip to the nearby towns of Dinan and Rennes, which are both full of interesting sights and attractions.


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