The town hall and tower of the abbey
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Pascal Duchêne (UDI)|
|15.09 km2 (5.83 sq mi)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||0–73 m (0–240 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.|
Very little information exists about this area before 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 life of the abbey still exist.
The town developed around the abbey until a small rural community of 6,000 inhabitants was formed 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 / Redonnaises in French.
The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 10 October 2008.
In 2008, 14.31% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.
- 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)
- Fête de la Chataigne (sweet chestnut festival) in October.
- Festival de la Bogue d'Or (Festival of songs and music from Upper Brittany)
- On Monday 4 July, the third stage of the 2011 Tour de France ended in Redon. The 198 km (123 mi) stage, which was won by Tyler Farrar, was the first time the Tour had passed through Redon.
Twin towns – Sister cities
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