Redon, France

Rail Guide to Redon


Redon may be small, but it has bags of character. The rivers Oust and Vilaine meet here, giving easy access to the sea; in the 17th and 18th centuries the owners of commercial ships were the wealthiest residents, and their mansions with ornate iron balconies can be seen on the Quai Duguay-Trouin.One important commodity in the 17th century was salt, and three of the granaries still stand. For more on the history of Redon’s harbour and maritime trade head to the Museum Batellerie (Shipping Museum).

Surrounding the village are the Redon Marshes, best explored by boat. Here unspoilt countryside meets historical architecture, such as the fortresses on the banks of the Vilaine.