The Port

As well as the ancient abbey, a port district developed forming a sort of island in the centre of the town. 
First of all there were quaysides beside the river Vilaine. The Atlantic Ocean is 42km from Redon as the crow flies and for many centuries boats used to come up the Vilaine on the incoming tide and tie up at the quayside by the ship owners’ houses, next to the salt lofts, the Tour Richelieu and the Château du Mail. 
In the 19th century the Nantes-Brest Canal arrived and the wet dock was built, which is still used by river traffic and yachts today. 
At the southern end of the port area, La Croix-Signal greets boats, walkers and birds of passage from its position overlooking the vast marshes.

Guided Audio Tour of Redon