All aboard for Newfoundland!
Saint-Suliac has a long tradition of connections to the fishing grounds of Newfoundland, watched over by the Virgin of Grainfollet. The town owes its name to a Welsh monk, who lived on the heights of Mont-Garrot in the 6th century. He died in 606 and the parish church shelters his tomb, at the bottom of the nave.
The ruettes of Saint-Suliac
The village has developed along the river Rance, around its fortified church and the parish gate, between the point of Grainfollet to the north, where the oratory overlooks the river and the rocky spur of Mount Garrot to the south. Walking down to the port by the main street, a network of lanes - the ruettes - connects magnificent houses decorated with old fishing nets.
Walks, hikes and rides
The sea has long-since retreated, giving way to coastal hiking trails which allow you to discover the natural heritage of the area, with magnificent views from the rocky peaks, Beauchet tidal mill, the old Guettes salt marshes and the menhirs of the "Dent de Gargantua," a prehistoric ruin, ... so many riches to be admired in a remarkably well-preserved site.
A land of Traditions
Every year during the first weekend of August, residents organise a festival celebrating the ancient traditions of Suliac "Saint-Suliac autrefois"
At the end of August, the Doris de Cale en Cale festival showcases the towns on both shores and revives the nautical traditions of the area by honouring the famous dories, small boats used for fishing cod in Newfoundland.
Finally, all year round, you can admire the Chippe Maria, an old square rigger that was rebuilt in the 2000s. It was once used for fishing for sand eels, another speciality of the river Rance.
507 hectares - 953 inhabitants - locals known as Suliaçais & Suliaçaises