Rieux, Morbihan

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Saint-Melaine Church, in Rieux
Saint-Melaine Church, in Rieux
Coat of arms of Rieux
Coat of arms
Rieux is located in France
Location within Brittany region
Rieux is located in Brittany
Coordinates: 47°35′55″N 2°06′21″W / 47.5986°N 2.1058°W / 47.5986; -2.1058Coordinates: 47°35′55″N 2°06′21″W / 47.5986°N 2.1058°W / 47.5986; -2.1058
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Canton Guer
Intercommunality Pays de Redon
 • Mayor (2014-2020) André Fontaine
Area1 27.78 km2 (10.73 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 2,859
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 56194 /56350
Elevation 0–81 m (0–266 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.

Rieux (Breton: Reoz.French pronunciation: ​[ʁijø] (About this sound listen)) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France and bordering on Ille-et-Vilaine and Loire Atlantique.


Rieux is near Redon and its station. The town is bordered by the rivers Oust and the Vilaine. Rieux is between Nantes, Rennes and Vannes and also most beautiful villages of Brittany as Rochefort-en-Terre, La Roche-Bernard, La Gacilly.

Before the building of the dam of Arzal, tides were to go here.


In the 3rd century, Rieux was lived by Romains, the town had more than 10,000 inhabitants and was called Duretie.

In the Middle Ages, Rieux was affected by the foundation of Redon Abbey in 832.

During the Second World War, Rieux was occupied by German Army who destoyed the bell town in 1944 causing a fire in the church, it was rebuilt in 1956. The town was liberated in August 1945.


Inhabitants of Rieux are called in French Rieuxois and Rieuxoise in the feminine form. In 2013, there were 2,859 inhabitants.

Places and monuments[edit]

  • St Melaine Church
  • Medieval catles ruins
  • A campsite near the Vilaine River and a little marina.

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