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Rochefort en Terre - a charming village

Rochefort en Terre is a lovely little village that lies in the north-west of France, in the Morbihan department of Brittany. Its charm has led it to be given several official tourist labels: "A most beautiful village of France", "Village in bloom" and "A little city of character". And Rochefort en Terre satisfies every expectation of a village that holds these accolades. Its cobbled streets, picturesque stone houses, floral displays and historic buildings give a delightful ambience. The unspoilt countryside that surrounds it makes a perfect backdrop.

Historic buildings and beautiful gardens in Rochefort en Terre

As you'd expect of a village marked out as a place of character, Rochefort en Terre has a good deal of heritage to offer. There's the 12th century castle (open to the public) whose one time owner, Alfred Klotz, began the tradition of decorating the village's houses with displays of geraniums. Then there are the old ramparts, the collegiate church, Renaissance and 16th century houses, plus beautiful gardens and floral displays.

Shops, restaurants and lakeside fun

Many small villages in France have few amenities. But Rochefort en Terre is not one of them. Thanks to its beauty and popularity, this little rural village has a wealth of shops, many showcasing local crafts. There are several restaurants to try too. On the edge of the village there's a great leisure lake. Here you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing on a lakeside beach, or taking a pedalo out onto the water. Around the lake there's a BMX course, tennis courts and a picnic area.

Enjoy the great outdoors around Rochefort en Terre

In addition to the leisure lake and its facilities, Rochefort en Terre offers easy access to various activities. Nearby you can find great walking, cycling and horse-riding trails. There's golf too, with a nine-hole course at Caden, just fifteen minutes away.

Discover sheltered beaches and historic market towns

Brittany is a region with much to discover and enjoy. The location of Rochefort en Terre in Morbihan, means that there's easy access to both the attractions of the countryside and of the coast. The Morbihan coast is lovely, with south facing, sheltered beaches and the pretty island of Belle Isle to visit. Just a short drive from Rochefort en Terre you'll find charming old villages and bustling market towns. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the cities of Rennes and Vannes. Both are historically and culturally fascinating as well as having great shopping and dining on offer.

How to get to Rochefort en Terre

If you like to travel by air, there are several airports that you can opt for. Rennes, Nantes, Dinard and Brest are all possibilities. Ferry travel is also a great way to go, with accessible ports at St Malo, Roscoff, Caen and Cherbourg. St Malo and Roscoff are the closest. Finally, if you're travelling by car, you'll find the town on the D774. The nearest major roads are the N166 and N165.

Property prices and availability in and around Rochefort en Terre

As Rochefort en Terre is such a desirable place, property isn't the cheapest you'll find in Brittany. But, prices in 2012 have largely been adjusted to suit the current economic times, and there are bargains to be found.

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1. A visitor to the site offers further information (added 20/6/16)...

I enjoyed your write up of Rochefort en Terre, it is indeed a beautiful town. It has just won the most beautiful village in France, so it is even more sought after now. One thing I didn't see above, is a mention of the amazing lights at Christmas. People come from everywhere just to see them, even causing considerably long traffic jams. It's a wonderful evening, with mulled wine available in many of the bars.

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Rochefort en Terre AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Rochefort en Terre?

Rochefort en Terre is situated in the north-west of France, in the east of Morbihan.

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Population: 710

Access: By air: You can fly to Dinard, Rennes, Nantes or Brest. By ferry: The ferry ports of Roscoff and St Malo are the nearest, but Caen and Cherbourg are also within easy reach. By road: Rochefort en Terre is found on the D774.

Economy: The economy of Rochefort en Terre involves tourism, crafts and agriculture.

Interesting fact: The tradition of houses decorated with geraniums that led to the title of "village in bloom" was started by an American owner of the village's chateau in 1911.

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