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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Betton
Insee code35024
AltitudeFrom 3 to 7 meters
Surface26.73 km²
Population10418 inhabitants
Density389 inhabitants/km²


National labelSaint-Grégoire at 5.3 km (12 min)
Chief townRennes (at 11.1 km, 20 min)Chevaigné at 5.4 km (10 min)
DepartmentIlle-et-VilaineMelesse at 6.9 km (10 min)
RegionBrittanySearch another town


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  • Location:
  • West of France, in Brittany, in the heart of Rennes, Betton is the fifth city of Rennes. Located north of Rennes, close to Rennes-Saint Malo and the coastal road from Mont-Saint-Michel, Betton occupies a strategic position: only 10 minutes from Rennes, 45 minutes from Saint-Malo and one hour from Mont Saint-Michel.
  • Canton Betton Betton includes the municipalities of Saint-Grégoire, Montgermont and La Chapelle-des-Fougeretz. Since 2002, Michel Gautier, Mayor of Betton, general counsel of the elected township.
  • History:
  • The name of the town is probably the origin of the Gallo-Roman betudunum, which means "the fort of the birch" or "the hill of the birch". In ancient times, Betton was also the site of fortifications, and the commander of the Queen's Road, Roman road from Rennes to Avranches.
  • In his etymological dictionary of place names in France, Albert Dauzat cites Betton and traces its origin to the name of the Germanic warrior Betto ("Bet" bed). It was a war chief frank, aristocrat, which took root on Gallic soil in the fifth-sixth century.
  • The site was occupied from Betton Iron Age by the Gauls of Riedones tribe, whose capital was at Rennes. The names of Evran and Gravelle are memories of this first Celtic settlement, about 600 BC
  • After the submission of Brittany, about 53 BC, the Romans' first task was the creation of a road network to establish their dominance, which explains the existence of three Roman roads Betton important.
  • At the same time, the Gallo-Roman form around these tracks: Farm-City Red (use of red brick), La Meziere, Rignes.
  • The Romans then built military posts Chatelier. They occupy the time of the current village where the key was found a vase containing coins of the 2nd and 3rd centuries. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the Germanic bands massively infiltrating into Gaul in the 5th century arrived in the region. The Franks colonize part Betton, leaving the country on behalf of one of their chief Betto. They create fortified rural settlements: the Great Court, the Court Newfoundland, the Court of Maine.
  • Betton was Christianized very early, around 470, evangelized by missionaries Gallo-Romans who built a very old monastery: "Monasterium concrete." The big picture that now adorns the perimeter of the chancel of the church, right and behind the altar, of Istres Contencin, also recounts the memories of the original Benedictine. It shows Saint Melaine, coming to visit the monastery of Betton, procession of monks to meet the bishop who blessed them. The monks enjoyed in this parish rather good income, but despite this their church fell into ruins, and the 15th and sixteenth century, the parish church replaced the priory church. In the old church, the lord of Betton was a Mass every Sunday and abandoning a right to do tithe: the "Treaty of Luminair.


  • Church of Betton:
  • The first church was burned in 1590 during the Wars of the League, and the worship was transferred to the Priory Chapel of the Abbey of St. Melaine, a few meters north of the present church. On the master-pane (fifteenth century) included the legend of Saint Martin. The upper bellows of this window are now on display at the Museum of Brittany in Rennes. All four-color stained glass, sold in 1879 and double the baptismal font, carved coat of arms of Saint-Gilles are visible today in the Cluny Museum in Paris.
  • On February 17, 1870 took place the solemn laying of the cornerstone of the present church building which posed some difficulties, the shale hill threatening to crawl under the building. He then had to predict the current wall, which, by their cost, and swallowed up considerable funds prevented the completion of the tower. The building will be completed in 1874.
  • The chair of the present church dates from 1875.
  • It will take until 1927 for the purchase of three bells and the construction of their room.
  • The church is neo-Romanesque, with some Gothic elements: the bell ended gables with finials, choir. The pulpit is of wood and neoclassical. It consists of three naves and transepts, a choir with canted and two apses.
  • Canal d'Ille-et-Rance
  • The Canal d'Ille-et-Rance is an important stronghold in the heart of the town.
  • Several events are regularly held. This is the case, every Sunday morning, the market remains, to this day, the third in Ille-et-Vilaine in terms of attendance with over 6,000 visitors each Sunday.
  • Today, Betton is a welcome stop for yachts. The roads constructed at the start of hauling offer beautiful places to walk and local shops offer easy steps
  • Media Theodore Monod
  • The library Theodore Monod, inaugurated in September 2008, is one of 34 buildings nominated for Totems, Grand Prix National Lumber public and collective.
  • Little Gourmet water and easy maintenance, its green roof protects the waterproofing of the building and its freshness, while participating in the discreet integration into the landscape.
  • Activities
  • The Common Betton is ideal terrain for walking. The Canal d'Ille-et-Rance, important stronghold in the heart of the town, offers indeed pretty places to walk (leaflets available at the Town Hall).
  • Municipal services offered throughout the year in sports and recreation for children and adolescents: recreation center, school multi-sport center 11/14 14/17 years and older. For more information, please contact the center of the City Life City Hall (+33 2 99 55 16 17).
  • Betton is also an important associative fabric. With more than 80 associations, the town is a place where opportunities for varied activities: sports, music, arts and crafts, visual arts??. Find all the associations on the website of the municipality of Betton.
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TransportTrain station of Betton


Throughout the year, the city of Betton offers various events and activities open to the entire family:

  • The Sunday morning market: With over 110 merchants present every Sunday with 76 permanent, it has seen its attendance grow to reach currently 5 000-6 000.
  • The cabaret market: the market entry. Various activities (concerts, theater, dance, clowns). During the spring and summer. A Sunday at 2.
  • Urban Raid: July.
  • The old toy show and collection: this event annually attracts a crowd of visitors. November.


The canal runs through the town on 7.5 kmThe canal runs through the town on 7.5 km
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75 places over 2 haCamping municipal le vieux chatel    
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