Visit Rochefort-en-Terre (Brittany, France)
Rochefort-en-Terre is a village on a raised promontory in the quiet countryside of the Morbihan department (south-west Brittany) between Vannes (to the west) and Redon (to the east). It is officially classified as one of the 'beautiful villages of France'.
The town is based around an attractive 'main square' and street which has some fine ancient houses from the 17th century to be admired, a few in colombage but mostly in the sturdy granite typical of the region. One of the most impressive is an imposing granite houses with a tower in the Rue du Porche.
The other main 'big attractions' in the town are the medieval fortress, partly restored and partly in ruins; and the Church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Tronchaye (especially the unusual design to the outside of the church - look along the sides - and the stalls in the interior), while the lavoir (ancient public linen washing area) also merits a look.
Explore the narrow streets that lead off from the main road, then perhaps return to one of the cafes in the main square, a very pleasant place to relax for a while after your explorations.
Rochefort-en-Terre is a '4* Ville Fleurie' (you might guess this from the flowers that are present pretty much everywhere you go in the town during summer, and soften the hardness of the granite buildings), which of course adds to the villages's charm. It has also paid attention to its lighting of the ancient buildings so the town merits a second look after night has fallen.
If you enjoy Rochefort-en-Terre we suggest you also visit the nearby village of Questembert and the riverside town of Redon, and if you like flowers and gardens there are two other 4* towns in bloom nearby, at La Vraie-Croix to the west and La Gacilly to the east.
Photos taken within 10 km
Tourist classifications for Rochefort-en-Terre
Rochefort-en-Terre is classified as a village in bloom (ville fleurie) 4*
Address: Rochefort-en-Terre, Vannes, Morbihan, Brittany, 56220 || GPS: latitude 47.7, longitude -2.335
Map of Rochefort-en-Terre & places nearby
Highlights close by
La Roche-Bernard 20km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Rochefort-en-Terre, France
- Parc zoologique du château de Branféré - zoo or wildlife park (13km)
- La Vraie-Croix - ville fleurie 4* (16km)
- La Gacilly - ville fleurie 4* (17km)
- Elven - village d'etape (19km)
- Vannes - town of art and history (32km)
- Marais Salants de Guérande - site of natural beauty (33km)
- Aquarium de Vannes - aquarium (33km)
- Briere - regional natural parc (34km)
- Golfe du Morbihan - site of natural beauty (37km)
- Jardins de Broceliande - remarkable garden (52km)
The French version of this page is at Rochefort-en-Terre (Francais)