Rochefort-en-Terre Travel Guide

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    Rue des Scourtets
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    pl du puits and the fountain
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Rochefort-en-Terre Things to Do

  • 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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  • Chateau de Rochefort en Terre

    This is a wonderful castle, forewarned it is under renovation for the whole of 2012. However, was here couple months ago,and again yesterday. 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...

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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...

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  • 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 prices.one 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...

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  • 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,...

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Rochefort-en-Terre Transportation

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    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
    http://www.morbihan.fr/UserFile/flash/CarteTIM/horaires/HLn9-H1-2011-2012.pdf
    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
    http://www.morbihan.fr/services/transports-collectifs.aspx

    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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    • Trains

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Rochefort-en-Terre Shopping

  • 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...

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  • chocolates gourmand

    nice quaint shop in old town Rochefort-en-Terre the main street of the town, rue du Château even if the address given is different, the one on the back of the store. The store specialises in Chocolates, fruits confits, ice creams, and cakes. There is a small Salon de thé or café. Open all year including weekends and holidays. The store is an old...

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  • honey and pain d'épices

    great store in the main square selling home made on the spot delicious pain d'épices and sweets such as beignets or donuts, kough amand and gâteaux breton specialties of the region.simple front, family run, the best of the area. Enjoy on a quick snack in the winter especially is great. pain d'épices especially delicious best prices for something...

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Rochefort-en-Terre Local Customs

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    by gwened Written Dec 22, 2013

    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 and the locals come in to sing Christmas carols even in Breton.
    The Streets and buildings are all lit up beautiful magic,and the hot stove on wood fire in the road makes you feel back in time.
    My camera lost the flash option to the pictures are limited but Iwill be back here always do and another Christmas will be it.

    you have more than 15 kms from lights, stalactites, curtains of lights (i.e. more than 360,000 leds) are placed in the streets and alleys of the small city of character.
    Do not hesitate to come and stroll in the evening, from 17h45 to midnight to admire these lights that will delight young and old alike.
    Chalets in wood and the small city shops: merchants, artists, and artisans will guide you to find the perfect gift!

    During this period, the city is pedestrian Saturday and Sunday from 15h to 20h30.

    The Nativity scene on pl St Michel the rue saint michel and lights the Place Saint Michel and lights the mailbox for Santa or No��l pl St Michel earlier chalets getting ready

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    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.

    http://www.les-plus-beaux-villages-de-france.org/fr/rochefort-en-terre-0 ,
    http://www.villes-et-villages-fleuris.com/21938-rochefort_en_terre-47.html ,
    http://www.cites-art.com/les-petites-cites-de-caractere-r/visiter-les-petites-cites/rochefort-en-terre

    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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    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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