Rochefort-en-Terre Travel Guide

  • Chapel St Michel
    Chapel St Michel
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  • chapel St Michel from road arriving
    chapel St Michel from road arriving
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  • entrance castle museum at Christmas
    entrance castle museum at Christmas
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Rochefort-en-Terre Things to Do

  • Notre Dame de la Tronchaye at Christmas

    A wonderful time to see this Church is at Christmas , all is open and free, and the conversation about it even better. It is the Church of the city, and a beautiful history. See my day tip on it here.This time I came in Christmas time and took a peek. Open all year from 10h to 18h. I give you more from the tourist officeThe exteriors show a...

  • Chateau de Rochefort en Terre

    This is a wonderful castle. And I have come here several times for a weekend getaway.There is a castle here at least from 1374AD , wonderful place of the history of an old castle in dismay after the French revolution,and finally an American painter Alfred Klots (Baltimore MD) who bought it renovated, and allow American painters and other to come...

  • Notre Dame de la Tronchaye

    A wonderful church main one in town full of history of Brittany. There is a church here since 1125AD, the dukes of Brittany were buried here such as Claude de Rieux and his wife. You can still see the symbol of the Duchy of Brittany in the ceilings of the church by the war memorial chapel side on your left facing the altar.a must to visit while in...


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Rochefort-en-Terre Restaurants

  • Great tradition, pure French

    One of the classic in town name after guides Routard, Huchette, and Lonely Planet. It is also in a house from the 16C, with very nice décorations.However, it is strongly recommended when in town. Old world ambiance, and friendly, fast service.We have come back many times and this is the best service on a circuit of the best crêperies of the...

  • great seafood and views

    great refine resto overlooking beautiful pl St Michel, and the huge parking directly across an old Breton chapel. This is best for evenings, and the food is magnificent at great historical fact is that here the Swiss painter Marius Borgeaud did the paintings for the interiors that made him famous.YOu wont go wrong here, very...

  • pizzas and galettes

    wonderful welcome by the chef himself, beautiful terrace overlooking the cliffs and forest below town. The place is popular with locals, and great food, right in city center on way to pl St Michelwe will return here we had galette of ham and cheese with eggs, half cheese pizza with green salads, a bottle of local Nicol cider, and ice creams,...


Rochefort-en-Terre Transportation

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    How to get in and out Rochefort en Terre

    by gwened Written May 13, 2012

    well this is inland Morbihan Brittany,so the best way is by car, that is how I come always. You get direction from Vannes on the N166 direction Rennes and get off at the D775 Questembert exit, first following direction for it, then you will see the panel for Rochefort en Terre and take the final leg on the D777. Its about a 45 minute ride normal legal speed.

    Then you can take the bus from Vannes the department service TIM no 9 Vannes,Questembert, Rochefort en Terre. The schedule until June 30 2012 as in summer non school days is different
    if you need for those times the department site is this one with all bus service just come back in those dates and take a look

    YOu can take the train TER bretagne from Vannes to Questembert, and there take the bus No 9 to Rochefort en Terre.

    Again public transport is limited here so will take you quite a bit of time, strongly suggest a rental car, at the gare or train station in Vannes you have Avis and Hertz

    arriving to town on the D774 parking at end old town rue St Michel
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Rochefort-en-Terre Shopping

  • nice souvenirs and gourmand, Bougie

    This is a wonderful place at the entrance to the city on the main road, what better way to try it in the Christmas season.YOu have a store full of candles ideas in all shapes and colors with festive décorations. horus now are in November open Saturdays Sundays and Holidays from 14h30 to 18h30. December open weekdays from 14h30 to 18h , Saturdays...

  • a world of wooden toys

    Small store but full of charm and toys of yesterday in wood; right off the main street in town,can't missed itFrom the tourist office, they have thisClaude Picard, artist Creator with 30 years experience, takes you to discover its créations of games, toys, and deco items all in wood, for all Children, hand painted for births and anniversaries.Open...

  • jewerly, stones, souvenirs Kaleo

    This is heavens on local crafts from stones, leather,and jewerly in many shapes for the entire family. Locally done with local products and local artists.You get here rings, bangles, earrings, bracelets, silver bracelets, silver bracelets with stones, Silver earrings , Silver earrings with stones, Pendants Silver earrings with stones, Silver...


Rochefort-en-Terre Local Customs

  • Again Christmas at Rochefort en Terre

    Well, it’s that time of the year again, my best really. Love to be around, walk ,drive visit those wonderful Christmas markets in beautiful France. We are doing it a bit different this year.Usually we go out far away just before the Christmas season, this year, we decided to stay local before and try the ones around us.Yesterday ,after some...

  • Christmas in Rochefort-en-Terre

    we search for Christmas markets all over, and heard about this one. Well not exactly the typical marché de Noêl but a nice pleasant walk amongs chalets with hot wine, cheeses, wines, and the old stores of the one of the most beautiful towns of France all open up to you, its a nice family experience.There is a nice Nativity scene in the main square...

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    Chapel Saint Michel

    by gwened Written Dec 7, 2014

    this is a wonderful chapel , we first saw it at daytime and stop by it but took nothing for it, and now came back during Christmas season and it was lovely ,so time to tell you about.

    It is a magical site ,you can see way up as you walk in to the old town, and once in the rue du vieux bourg parking area you can walk thru the park to the chapel ,very nice indeed but better in daytime as there is no lights at night.

    The chapel of Saint-Michel (16C), built on the site of a former priory called Saint-Michel de la Grêle. It has been renovated in the 19C and has an enclosed belltower done in 1670. La Grêle was an old village in the parrish of Pluherlin , and today of Rochefort-en-Terre. It is on the east side of the town near a Stream that acts as the limits with Malansac. It was one of the first lords of Rochefort that give the land to the abbey of Saint-Sauveur of Redon to found and built a simple priory here. The monks built at the height of the hill a house for their residence and chapel. This chapel was dedicated to the archangel Saint Michael as the name of the priory was already known as Saint-Michel de la Grêle.

    pdf file in English with info on the sights including the Chapel here

    Chapel St Michel chapel St Michel from road arriving
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    walk Rochefort-en-Terre

    by gwened Written Dec 22, 2013

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    Favorite thing: This is a town to walk, named one of the most beautiful towns of France, the four flower designation as flowery towns of France,and a city of character in Brittany. , ,

    You don't need to hear from me again. Enjoy the walks

    Fondest memory: walking from the low town parkings tothe upper town city center just lovely and old old all around you beautifully done and preserve. And this all during the Christmas season of 2013!!!!

    16C building now housing two restaurants pl du puits and the fountain Rue des Scourtets Venelle du Mitan steps street patio kids playground to lower town st michel
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