Redon, Ille-et-Vilaine

Redon, Ille-et-Vilaine

French commune

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Redon is a town and commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Bretagne northwestern France.

It is a sub-prefecture of the department.


Redon borders the Morbihan and Loire-Atlantique departments.

It is situated at the juncture of the Oust and Vilaine rivers, which makes it well known for its autumn and winter floods.


Very little information exists about this area prior to 832, however it would seem that there was a parish by the name of Riedones which gave the town its name. In 832, Conwoion, a Breton monk with the help of the Carolingian Emperor Louis le Pieux founded the abbey of Saint-Sauveur de Redon. Today, documents relating to the running of the abbey still exist.

The town developed around the abbey until forming a small rural community of 6,000 inhabitants in the 1960s.

In the Middle Ages, Redon benefited from maritime commerce due to its location on the Vilaine.


Inhabitants of Redon are called "Redonnais".

1962= 8 876
1968= 9 363
1975= 9 649
1982= 9 170
1990= 9 260
1999= 9 499
2006= 10 545
sansdoublescomptes= 1962|source=INSEE [ [ Redon sur le site de l'Insee] ]


* "Cargill Texturising Systems" - A pectin factory
* "Faurecia", subsidiary of Peugeot-Citroën.
* "Bic" - business making lighters, razors and pens among other things (with only lighters being made in Redon)
* "Eis"

Cultural life

* Fête de la Chataigne in October.
* Festival de la Bogue d'Or (Festival of songs and music from Haute-Bretagne)

Twin towns

*flagicon|UK Andover in England.

ee also

*Communes of the Ille-et-Vilaine department

External links

* [ Official Site of Redon]
* [ French Ministry of Culture list for Redon] fr icon

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