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Rochefort‑en‑TerreA magnificient village in bloom

Rochefort‑en‑Terre

Without doubt one of the most beautiful Small Towns of Character, Rochefort-en-Terre takes you on a journey through time. Admire its ramparts, castle and ancient residences! Decorated with flowers, the town is lively all year round thanks to lovely boutiques, galleries and craft shops.

A MAGNIFICENT VILLAGE IN BLOOM

Amidst the moors and woods, Rochefort-en-Terre, standing on a rocky spur, is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Everywhere, geraniums and ivy beautify the stone with their colourful flowers. Every detail is cared for here. With cobbled streets and stylised shop signs, the town is like a jewel in the middle of Morbihan. Look upwards at the corbelled houses on the charming Place du Puits and Rue Saint-Michel. In summer, the old town is completely pedestrianised. It’s a true delight.

Curious castle!

Built in the 12th century, Rochefort-en-Terre castle was destroyed three times and is now but a ruin. But in the early 20th century, the American painter Alfred Klots transformed the outbuildings into a manor house and then made the village a meeting place for artists.

Off the beaten tracks

The best way to fully appreciate the site is to take a casual stroll in the morning. In the afternoon, to escape the crowds, head to the shores of Moulin Neuf lake for a walk that goes around Rochefort-en-Terre. It should take two hours to walk the six kilometres along the yellow-marked path.

We recommend you take a morning stroll

DID YOU KNOW?

In the footsteps of Cro-Magnon

Children will adore this leap back in time! For an afternoon, go back to the time of the dinosaurs at Parc de la Préhistoire. It covers 25 hectares and has around 30 reconstituted scenes, between lakes and cliffs.

 

Unmissable places

  • From the Place Saint-Michel to the château (16th to 18th century houses, town mansions, half-timbered houses)
  • The horseshoe-shaped market hall (Les Halles)
  • The two fortified gates
  • The remains of the medieval castle (12th century) and the grounds of the manor house (20th century)
  • The collegiate church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Tronchaye (12th and 16th centuries)
  • The 16th century Calvary (sculptures on three levels)
  • The wash house

Information & bookings

Tourist Office Pays de Questembert


Official website of tourism in Brittany
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