Bais, Ille-et-Vilaine

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Bais

Baez
Saint Mars church
Saint Mars church
Coat of arms of Bais
Coat of arms
Location of Bais
Bais is located in France
Bais
Bais
Bais is located in Brittany
Bais
Bais
Coordinates: 48°00′41″N 1°17′21″W / 48.0114°N 1.2892°W / 48.0114; -1.2892Coordinates: 48°00′41″N 1°17′21″W / 48.0114°N 1.2892°W / 48.0114; -1.2892
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentIlle-et-Vilaine
ArrondissementFougères-Vitré
CantonLa Guerche-de-Bretagne
IntercommunalityCA Vitré Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Nathalie Clouet
Area
1
35.18 km2 (13.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,441
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
35014 /35680
Elevation47–109 m (154–358 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bais (Breton: Baez, Gallo: Baès) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France. The writer Anne de Tourville (1910–2004), winner of the 1951 Prix Femina, was born in Bais.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,042—    
19682,095+2.6%
19752,022−3.5%
19821,913−5.4%
19901,821−4.8%
19991,928+5.9%
20092,082+8.0%

Inhabitants of Bais are called Baiséens in French.

Sights[edit]

Gallo-Roman remains have been discovered that date from the first century AD.

The church of Saint Mars was built primarily in the 16th century, with expansion in the 19th century. It is dedicated to Saint Mars, bishop of Nantes in the sixth century, who became a hermit in the neighboring village of Marsé.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Official site

External links[edit]