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The Vilaine is a river in Brittany, in the west of France. The river's source is in the Mayenne département (53), and flows out in the Atlantic Ocean at Tréhiguier in the Morbihan département (56). It is 225 km long. The river is joined to the Rance by means of the Vilaine canal by the commune of Evran. Jump to: navigation, search The Murray River in Australia. ... Jump to: navigation, search Traditional coat of arms This article is about the historical duchy and French province, as well as the cultural area of Brittany. ... Mayenne is a département in northwest France named after the Mayenne River. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Morbihan is a département in the northwest of France named after the Morbihan (small sea in Breton), the enclosed sea that is the principal feature of the coastline. ... Rance is name of a mysterious blog writer who proclaims that he is an A-list actor. ...


Passage of the river

The river passes through 4 departments (Mayenne, Ille-et-Vilaine, Loire-Atlantique and Morbihan) and 4 main towns (Rennes, Vitré, Redon and La Roche-Bernard. Ille-et-Vilaine is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French) in the northwest corner of France. ... Loire-Atlantique (formerly Loire-Inférieure) is a département on the west coast of France named after the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Location within France The Parlement de Bretagne (Parliament of Brittany), the most famous building in Rennes, was rebuilt after a terrible fire in 1994. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A street in Redon Redon is a town and commune in Brittany, France. ...


Hydrology

The river has a flow ranging between 2 and 1500 m3/s


Main tributaries


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Ille-Et-Vilaine - LoveToKnow 1911 (784 words)
The centre of this depression, which separates the hills of Brittany from those of Normandy, is occupied by Rennes, capital of the department and an important junction of roads, rivers and railways.
The former joins the Vilaine at Rennes after a course of 18 m.
The Vilaine receives the Meu and the Seiche, which are both navigable.
Holidays in Brittany (466 words)
It has a wonderful triangular castle with impressively tall turrets, and within the town there are some well-preserved 15th- and 16th-century houses that are most appealing.
Rennes is the capital of Ille et Vilaine, and what a vibrant city it is! There is a great charm in its medieval streets, and the 50,000 students who study here ensure that there is a profusion of bookshops, cafes and bistros.
It stands at the confluence of the Vilaine and the Oust and, to make matters even more complicated, the Nantes-Brest Canal crosses through the town centre.
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