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Located in the Brittany region of north-western France, Redon is a charming, historic town. Known as the '?cradle of Brittany', Redon is a historic port city with a population of just over 10,000. The town is at the crossroads of two administrative regions; Brittany and Pays de la Loire. This means car hire at Redon is the best way to explore the region.
Redon is located 50kms from St. Nazaire, 65kms from Rennes and 77kms from Nantes. The town is located just off the N137 (E03) and N165 (E60) motorways. Visitors should not miss seeing Muzillac, La Gacilly and Nozay. With public transportation lacking, especially over the weekend and holidays, hiring a car and driving is the best way to get around. There are plenty of options for cheap car hire in Redon.
Exploring the town centre on foot is a great way to experience this historic town. Stroll along the Vilaine River and enjoy the views. The port is still active and visitors can see many commercial and private boats anchored here. It is also possible to explore the harbour and river by boat. In the centre of town, visitors will find the impressive abbey, as well as the ancient basilica, Eglise Saint-Sauveur.
Redon is famous for its two annual festivals. The F??tes de la Chataigne in October and the Festival de la Bogue d'Or. Chataigne means '?chestnut' in French and in October, all visitors can help locals harvest the chestnuts. This festival is all about the chestnut. The Festival de la Bogue d'Or is the festival of songs and music from the Haute-Bretagne region and is a must for music lovers. It draws visitors from all over France, as well as Europe. Visitors should seek out car rental at Redon, to best enjoy these two festivals.
In Redon town, there are several cultural venues that visitors can enjoy. Seek out the Theatre du Pay de Redon for theatrical entertainment and the Cinemanivel is perfect for movie-lovers. There are also shows at the School of Music Pays de Redon.