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Redon - Country of the Blue Hydrangeas

Classified as city “more beautiful turnings of France”, Redon is with the crossroads of the Breton channels and near the ocean. Pretty flowered picturesque city (prized on several occasions for its fleurissement), Redon offers very diversified landscape of river, green meadows and marsh.
With its changing nature, it makes possible of the splendid excursions, rhythmical by the song of the birds. Town of any beauty of rich past, it is often named “Venice of the West”. At less than one hour from there, visit also Rennes and its museum of fine arts and let surprise you by the treasures which receive the ecomuseum !
In Brittany of Merlin the enchanter, do not hesitate to go to a famous evening tale; the “contous” will tell you the mysteries and legends of the area…

  • To see : The picturesque city of Redon, the abbey church of St Saver, the museum of the inland water transport of the west, the site of the island of the magpies, the market hall of Malestroit.
  • To taste : The chestnut of Redon, sweetened or salted, the cotriade (fish soup of the Breton littoral) the far Breton, the “pommée” (cider jam of red and thick paste, and caramelized taste), Cervoise.
  • To know : opened locks even bank holidays.
  • Very Favourite : the ecomuseum of Rennes.

Navigation on the Vilaine :
This large Breton river with it capricious course bears well badly its name Majestic, it extends from St Malo de Phily to Pénestin, through resplendent nature, refuge for fauna and wild flora, and make discover the local cultural heritage.

Navigation on the channel from Nantes to Brest :
Length of 364km, punctuated of 238 locks, sometimes right, rectilinear bordered of trees, sometimes sinuous to the wild banks, this channel promises a pleasant navigation, among changing landscapes.

From Redon : 

Mini week

  • Redon - Nort sur Erdre - Redon : 156 kms - 32 locks - 21 hours
  • Redon - Pont Réan - Redon : 146 kms - 14 locks - 18 hours
  • Redon - Montertelot - Redon : 94 kms - 20 locks - 16 hours

One week

  • Redon - Josselin - Redon : 126 kms - 30 locks - 21 hours
  • Redon - Nantes - Redon : 190 kms - 32 locks - 28 hours
  • Redon - Rennes - Redon : 182 kms - 24 locks - 25 hours

Two weeks

  • Redon - Pontivy - Redon : 226 kms - 164 locks - 57 hours
  • Redon - Dinan - Redon : 340 kms - 118 locks - 58 hours
 

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