La Gacilly

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La Gacilly
St. Nicholas' church in La Gacilly.
St. Nicholas' church in La Gacilly.
Coat of arms of La Gacilly
Coat of arms
La Gacilly is located in France
La Gacilly
La Gacilly
Coordinates: 47°45′57″N 2°07′51″W / 47.7658°N 2.1308°W / 47.7658; -2.1308Coordinates: 47°45′57″N 2°07′51″W / 47.7658°N 2.1308°W / 47.7658; -2.1308
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Canton Guer
Intercommunality De l'Oust à Brocéliande Communauté
 • Mayor (2017-2020) Jacques Rocher
Area1 37.97 km2 (14.66 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 3,942
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56061 /56200
Elevation 2–98 m (6.6–321.5 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

La Gacilly (Breton: Gazilieg) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France. It is located on the right bank of the Aff River, about 15 km (9 mi) north of Redon, on the line between Vannes and Rennes, about 60 km (37 mi) from both. It extended on 1 January 2017 by merging with former communes of La Chapelle-Gaceline and Glénac.[1]

La Gacilly is best known as the location of worldwide cosmetics company Yves Rocher. It was established in 1959 by a local, Yves Rocher. He also served as the mayor of La Gacilly from 1962 to 2008. After that Yves' son Jacques Rocher obtained the office.[2]

The Yves Rocher La Gacilly Botanical Garden is located in the commune.


Inhabitants of La Gacilly are called in French Gaciliens.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

La Gacilly is twinned with:[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in French) Arrêté portant création de la commune nouvelle de La Gacilly
  2. ^ Davies, Lizzy (2010-03-07). "Yves Rocher obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jumelages" (in French). La Gacilly. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

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