France's Most Beautiful Village?
A beautiful medieval town in the Morbihan department of Brittany, France with lots of good restaurants, craft shops and stunning walks.
Rochefort en Terre
It's been said it's the most beautiful village in France...do you agree?
Morbihan lies on the south coast of Brittany with fine sandy beaches, rugged coastline, rivers, islands and estuaries. The clear waters and natural beauty of this coast draws surfers, climbers, divers and fishermen which is also renowned for its oyster production. B
With its stunning architecture and floral displays, the village of Rochefort-en-Terre has
more than enough visitors flocking to see it. Hidden from view until you round the final bend in a deep valley of heather, rock and pine, Rochefort-en-Terre is an inconspicuous however visibly pretty. There's an arrangement of the lopsided town houses, picturesque old wells and cobbled lanes. In all there are 31 historic monuments to be found including numerous castles-chateaux within this small village of 700.
Overlooking the Vallée de Gueuzon since the 12th century, Lord Rochefort built his pentagonal castle there. Only the foundations of the towers and buttresses of the original castle remain, but the essence of the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Tronchaye, with its simple square tower, survives from the village’s earliest days. References and more information: France Mag; gitesandmore.co.uk; frenchconnections.co.uk
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