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08 December 2023  |  Tourism

Rochefort-en-Terre: The Elegance of the prettiest village in Brittany

Rochefort-en-Terre is in the heart of Brittany, between lush forests and green valleys. This village has been elected several times as the prettiest village in Brittany, this Breton pearl seduces with its preserved medieval charm, its cobbled streets and its half-timbered houses. Let's dive together into the history and beauty of this village which wonderfully embodies the soul of Brittany.

Classified as one of the most beautiful small towns of character, Rochefort-en-Terre invites you to travel with its ramparts, its old residences and its castle. Very prettily flowery, the town comes alive around pretty boutiques, galleries and craftsmen's stalls.

Historic Heritage of Rochefort-en-Terre

Rochefort-en-Terre, whose history dates back to the 12th century, takes visitors on a journey through time. You will find medieval remains, well-preserved ramparts and stone facades which bear witness to the history of this village. Discover the Sainte-Trinité church, with its Gothic architecture. This adds a majestic touch to the whole, recalling the importance of Rochefort-en-Terre throughout the centuries.

Its castle was built in the 12th century and suffered three destructions. In the 20th century, the American painter Alfred Klots used the outbuildings to transform them into a manor.

At the heart of Breton architecture

The cobbled streets of Rochefort-en-Terre invite you to stroll, offering picturesque views of half-timbered houses. Local craftsmen have managed to preserve the authenticity of Breton architecture, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Each street reveals unique architectural details, from carved wooden doors to small-paned windows.

What to do in Rochefort-en-Terre?

The unavoidable: The wash house, the 16th century calvary, the Notre-Dame-de-la-Tronchaye collegiate church, the remains of the medieval castle and the manor park, the horseshoe halls, from Place Saint-Michel to the castle... so many places to discover in Rochefort-en-terre.

Cultural events

The village of Rochefort-en-Terre comes alive throughout the year with cultural events highlighting the artistic and historical wealth. Festivals, craft markets and exhibitions help strengthen the connection between the local community and visitors, creating a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

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Amélie Roca

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