Travel all year round …
Rochefort-en-Terre is one of the most beautiful villages in France, whatever the season – let us prove it to you.
In spring, the magnificent flower display in this town of character comes to a climax. A real feast for the eyes, the town owes its exceptional flower display to the American painter Alfred Klots, who fell in love with the town at the beginning of the 20th century, moved here and set up the 1st flowering windows competition, now known as villages in bloom… Today, the town has not betrayed this heritage, and has been awarded 4 flowers in the national competition for towns and villages in bloom. Let yourself be intoxicated by the range of different plant species present, both in terms of their scents and the sublime beauty of the centuries-old stonework of the timber-framed houses.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing ice cream in the winding streets of the village. Follow the “Fil Rouge, Parcours des Arts” and discover the many artists and craftspeople based here, who perpetuate and sublimate the priceless heritage of their skills.
In autumn, when the Grénées mountains display their most beautiful colours. Admire the autumnal splendour of the Grées valley surrounding the village. The site of former slate quarries, it is now a protected natural environment and refuge for many species, including bats.
And what better time to dream than in winter? Rochefort-en-Terre is a veritable magical interlude. The magic comes to life in the narrow streets as the illuminations warm the old stones of the town with a warm glow. It’s an invitation to marvel at the softness in the cold of winter.
As you’ll have gathered, this little town of character wasn’t voted the French Favourite Village of 2016 simply by chance – it’s an essential stop-off point in Brittany. If you’re on the move, don’t hesitate to stop and stroll around and discover a nugget of Morbihan in a natural, unspoilt environment.