Christmas lights at Rochefort en Terre

Rochefort-en-Terre illuminate your winter

If you are lucky enough to be in Morbihan during the Christmas and New Year celebrations, a visit to Rochefort-en-Terre is a must. From the moment you arrive and see the town, you will be plunged into the magic of Christmas. Thousands of lights twinkle above the streets, and the craft shops compete to come up with the most imaginative window display for their creations. Take advantage of the opportunity to stock up on gift ideas and supplies. It is a chance to put together your Christmas and New Year's Eve menus, and play at being Father Christmas by filling your sack with original gifts "made in South Brittany". Who knows, as you turn a street corner you may even bump into that rotund gentleman in red whom children (and some grown-ups!) will be eagerly expecting on the night of 24 to 25 December.

  • shopping streets Rochefort-en-terre

  • A biscuit maker in Rocherfort-en-terre

In addition to donning its suit of lights in the wintertime, Rochefort-en-Terre also has a wealth of heritage to offer at any time of year. This little Breton town, which has been awarded the designation of "Small city of character" (Little City of Character)®, contains a castle, fortifications and many ancient buildings officially listed as "Monuments Historiques". How pleasant it is to stroll around cobbled streets where the facades of the buildings are adorned with flowers: here a jeweller creating costume jewellery for ladies before your very eyes. and there is pastry, tantalising your taste buds with a display of ice creams, chocolates and candied fruit, making your mouths water and your hunger rise suddenly. To put it simply: from covered stalls

to artisanal workshops, your senses will be constantly aroused. Will you succumb to the temptation? With everything from art to culinary delights on offer, you will definitely return from your visit to Rochefort-en-Terre satiated in one way or another. To round off your visit, you must visit Place Saint-Michel before leaving this historical town. Located looking out over the shale hills that once provided material for the construction of the town's buildings, it has exceptional views to offer. Stones and slate combines freely here with the colorful tones of the windows, offering a scene rich in traditional charm to the visitor. It is true to say that no. matter what the season, there is always something to see and savour in Rochefort-en-Terre - epicures take note!

Les rues de Rochefort

Streets of Rochefort en Terre

Discover the essential things to see and do of the Morbihan