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Combourg is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.PopulationInhabitants of Combourg are called Combourgeois and, more rarely Combournais, in French.HistoryThe town is part of the Patrimoine Urbain de Bretagne and labelled as one of Les Petites Cités de Caractère. Combourg is considered the "cradle of Romanticism" in French literature due to the renowned French writer François-René de Chateaubriand who spent part of his youth in his family's castle, the Château de Combourg. He describes the village and medieval castle in his Mémoirs from Beyond the Grave.Combourg is located between the cities of Rennes and Saint-Malo in Brittany. It is approximately 386 km from Paris, 39 km from Rennes and 36 km from Saint-Malo.PersonalitiesFrançois-René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848), known as the father of Romanticism in French literature, spent his childhood in his family's castle, the Château de Combourg.International relationsCombourg is twinned with Waldmünchen, in Bavaria, Germany.
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Popular things to do in Combourg

Historic Site
Chateau de Combourg
Duration: 1h 30 min
Equestrian Trail
Poney Club de Combourg
Duration: 1h 30 min
Centre Historique de Combourg
Duration: 1h 30 min
Water Body
Lac Tranquille
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Combourg

Domaine de la Bourbansais Pleugueneuc
Duration: 4 hours
Water Park
Cobac Parc Lanhelin
Duration: 8 hours
Jardin Public Fougeres
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chateau de Fougeres Fougeres
Duration: 1h 30 min

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