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Rochefort-en-Terre: Petite Cité de Caractére

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Rochefort-en-Terre is definitely a hidden gem in Brittany. With less than 800 population, this village has earned so many compliments and is one of the most visited sites in the area.

I saw some photos of the village some time ago and since then I wanted to visit it so badly.

Rochefort

Just look at this, who doesn’t want to visit this village?

We arrived at the village almost in the evening (you can do so much more when the sun goes down at 9 or 10pm) and so there weren’t that many tourists. The car park at the end of the village is quite small and I imagine there may be a short of parking during the peak hours.

Anyhow, we wandered into the village and immediately we saw a mix of architectural styles, from the 16th century half-timbered buildings to medieval stone-built houses. Stone is just everywhere.

The little square where Hotel de ville locates is just so breathtaking…

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RochefortWhile you may want to walk around the streets, taking in as much of this beautiful village as possible, the village really isn’t big. It basically has one main street starting from the parking to the other end where you can go up a little hill to see a hidden castle. We would have needed only around 15 minutes to cover everything here but we spent an hour walking slowly and taking loads of photos.

Breton cakeBefore we left, we got ourselves a Breton cake, Kouign amann. It is a bit like a croissant but it is sweeter in taste. The top is very crisp with lots of layers inside.

I do a bit research on this Breton specialty on the internet. And it turns out that “kouign” is the Breton word for “cake” and “amann” is the word for “butter”. It is no wonder that this cake is made with so much butter!

Along the way home, we came across this castle, Château de la Breteche, which is a hotel-restaurant. It is classified as a “monument historique” so even we couldn’t get inside, we still stopped and took a photo.

Chateau de la Breteche
I cannot say how much I adore Rochefort-en-Terr. It is high up on the top of my own “France’s most beautiful villages” list. It probably comes neck and neck with Roussillon. A very scenic village!

Bon voyage à tous 🙂

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