Thirty kilometers long, the voie verte Fougères-Antrain follows the old train tracks. You can take it in complete tranquility by foot, by bike or by horse (the horse must stay on the grass parts). A link is possible with the voie verte of the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, by following the bike route from Fougères to the gates of Mont-Saint-Michel.
This walk invites you to discover the most architectural trail of Coglais. It weaves through the many castles and manors, offering breathtaking views on the many buildings and their domains. Although there is no surprise to this rich heritage because the lordship of st-brice Saint-Brice was, in the Middle-Age, of exceptional importance to the baronny of Fougères.
Be careful : For horse riders, following the path between la Galesnais and les Vaux is discouraged due to the walkaway condition. We advice you to follow the road to find the GR paths at les Vaux. Publics works is expected on this winter 2020.
Walk on the paths of famoux french writers : Jean Guéhenno, Honoré de Balzac and René de Châteaubriand, which all came here, on these lands, where you will find the chapel of Marigny near from a lovely pond. The legends will also be on your way, when you'll find the curious Couardes' stones.
In Saint-Germain-en-Coglès, God and Satan meet there regularly as soon as granite outcrops in a field, or as soon as water springs from stone… with Le Châtellier hidden behind the wood, at the bend of of this trail, the town offers a few of the most beautiful stories of the region. But beware, these legends are drawn both from the imagination of the locals and from historical truths ...
The region was the scene of many feats of arms during the chouannes waves of 1793, 1795 et 1799. A real terror standed between the republicans (The Blue ones) and the Chouans (the White ones), who schematically divides the north Coglais, region against revolution, from the south Coglais, who are rather committed to the new principles. As for the moors, in the old days they were an important element in the countryside, these were uncultivated surfaces but privileged places to fight. This trail of the Blue Lands allows you to cross some of them.
At the heart of the trails of preserved shrubbery, the trail of the husks follows an earth where the works of granite becomes second nature and take in the amazing views: houses and manors of the 16th Century and the 17th Century end up becoming commonplace in a country where we give names as hard as rock to villages: Rocher-Guy, Rocher Ferré, Rocher Bernard, Rochedien… and where parietal sculptures cover even the sides of certain stone-pits.
The courtine rabines are spread over several villages. The rabine used to designate a wide path lined with trees, as you will take several times on this circuit. This large circuit takes you around charming stone buildings: at a place called Courtine, a very beautiful hamlet from the 18th and 19th century and its well, and the chapel of Monthoux up to the edge of a hill.
At the top of this trail, Montours invites a well-sheltered walk through its small alleys typical of this country. This site offers an exceptional belvedere of the region who overlooks the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel as well as the hills of the Fougères hinterland. The circuit is also home to an astonishing totem, the work of Phillipe Dansette installed in 1999.
Step by step, let yourself be guided through the countryside paths of La Fontenelle. Be amazed by a panorama of the valley of Couesnon by passing through the native house of the organist Jean Langlais and the village of character of La Roche, this hike promises some beautiful discoveries.
Chauvigné offers you a getaway for a few hours at the heart of the granite country. From the meadows to traditional houses, everywhere you will find traces of this rock whose exploitation constitutes, even today, a part of the local economy.