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'''Montfort-sur-Meu''' ({{Lang-br|Moñforzh}}) is a commune in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany. It is located in the North West of France.
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'''Montfort-sur-Meu''' is a commune in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany. It is located in the North West of France.
  
 
It is noted as the birthplace of the Roman Catholic Saint Louis de Montfort, who is considered to be the pioneer of the field of [[Mariology]]. The saint's birthplace is at 15, Rue de la Saulnerie. It is now jointly owned by the three Montfortian congregations he formed: the Community of the Holy Spirit, the Daughters of Wisdom and the Brothers of Saint Gabriel. It is the site of frequent "Montfortian pilgrimages" to Montfort-sur-Meu.
 
It is noted as the birthplace of the Roman Catholic Saint Louis de Montfort, who is considered to be the pioneer of the field of [[Mariology]]. The saint's birthplace is at 15, Rue de la Saulnerie. It is now jointly owned by the three Montfortian congregations he formed: the Community of the Holy Spirit, the Daughters of Wisdom and the Brothers of Saint Gabriel. It is the site of frequent "Montfortian pilgrimages" to Montfort-sur-Meu.

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Montfort-sur-Meu is a commune in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany. It is located in the North West of France.

It is noted as the birthplace of the Roman Catholic Saint Louis de Montfort, who is considered to be the pioneer of the field of Mariology. The saint's birthplace is at 15, Rue de la Saulnerie. It is now jointly owned by the three Montfortian congregations he formed: the Community of the Holy Spirit, the Daughters of Wisdom and the Brothers of Saint Gabriel. It is the site of frequent "Montfortian pilgrimages" to Montfort-sur-Meu.

Geography

The towns located next to Montfort-sur-Meu are Iffendic, Bédée, La Nouaye, Breteil and Talensac, but you can also find Saint-Gonlay and Pleumeleuc nearby.
The town is located at the convergence of the Meu river and the Garun river, in a farmland region which was in the past in the "Poutrecoët" (= the district in the woods), because it was covered by the big forest of Brocéliande.
The town is an administrative town of a county.

History

The human being has forged with his imprints the district of Montfort en Brocéliande around Prehistory. It is testified with the covered paths and the menhirs which can be seen in the forest of Montfort.
But it is at the end of the XIth century that the town of Montfort is developping itself, when the first castle is built. From 1376 to 1389, the fortress is rebuilt by Raoul VIII and is surrounded by four towers (it is destroyed in 1627). The town is strengthened by fortifications. Inhabitants were coming in the town by three doors: Saint-Jean door, Coulon door and Saint-Nicolas door. The population of the town is in favour of the changes brought by the French Revolution, above all after the end of the reign of the Terror.
The major revolutionary event is the one celebrating the execution of Louis XVI, accompanied by a hatred oath to the royalty and to the anarchy. It is celebrated since 1795.

Arrive/Leave

By car: RN12 (Rennes / Saint brieuc) exit Montfort-Bédée-Pleumeleuc. RN24 (Rennes / Vannes-Lorient) exit Talensac-Montfort.

By plane: Rennes-Saint Jacques Aeroport.

By train: Railway station of Montfort-sur-Meu, direct lines from Rennes.

By bus: Illenoo Bus, town communes du Pays de Montfort desservies : - ligne 1 : Talensac - ligne 2 : Breteil, Iffendic, La Nouaye, Montfort-sur-Meu - ligne 7a : Bédée - ligne 7b : Bédée, Pleumeleuc - ligne 12 : Bédée Gare routière de Rennes

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