A bit of Saint-Nicolas-de-Redon

This is one of those off the beaten path towns this road warrior passes by and once in a while stop in, I had lunch in town, (see post) and passed by this nice church and as usual could not leave without a picture and my footprint on my blog, Therefore, here is a bit on Saint Nicolas de Redon and its church, Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The name of the town comes from Saint Nicolas de Rotono at the time of the dismemberment of the parish of Avessac. Among the sixteen old brotherhoods, four formed the town of Saint-Nicolas-de-Redon, During the French revolution, Saint-Nicolas-de-Redon was renamed “Union-sur-Vilaine”, of course..It is located in the Loire Atlantique dept 44 of the Pays de la Loire region today , part of old Bretagne.

The Saint-Nicolas Church placed under the patronage of Saint Nicolas de Myra. This church replaces the chapel of the Saint-Sauveur de Redon abbey (see post). Built from October 15, 1847 on the site of the old cemetery, the church was finished and blessed on September 18, 1849 , The organ was started in 1968 it was finished in 1972. Initially installed in the Chapelle des Jésuites on rue Dugommie in Nantes , it was bought by the musical association of Une Rive à l’Autre in 2004 for its installation in the Saint-Nicolas-Church , Last restored in 2009.


For the active folks there is I am told great kayaking here at the nautical port of Saint Nicolas de Redon, Initiation kayak, sea kayak, 2 to 3 person canoe and 10 person canoe are available, more info :https://www.canoekayakredon.com/accueil

And a great project turn towards the water for the area around Saint Nicolas de Redon, and Redon,(see posts) Confluences2030 is the name, 2023 will see the start of the development of the promenade of Quai Jean Bart and Quai Amiral de la Grandière and the first deconstruction work on the Garnier wasteland.The project in French : https://www.confluences2030.fr/le-projet

With time, other monument to see here me think is the Sainte-Anne-de-Rotz Chapel built from the 17C to 1860, located at La Cour de Rotz village. This chapel, adjoining the Retz manor, once belonged to the monks of the Saint-Sauveur de Redon abbey. The chapel was restored in 1860 and mass was celebrated there until 1959.

The town of Saint Nicolas de Redon on its history/heritagehttp://www.saintnicolasderedon.fr/fr/information/48242/bienvenue-saint-nicolas-redon

There you go folks, another dandy road warrior escapade into the off the beaten path of my lovely Bretagne. This is wonderful sea port, rivers territory for the nature lover in all of us. Again, hope you enjoy this brief introduction to Saint Nicolas de Redon and its church as I

And remember, happy travels, good health,and many cheers to all !!!

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