Christmas at Rochefort en Terre

Well,  it’s that time of the year again, my best really. Love to be around, walk ,drive visit those wonderful Christmas markets in beautiful France. We are doing it a bit different this year.

Usually we go out far away just before the Christmas season, this year, we decided to stay local before and try the ones around us, and then after Christmas spent our end of year in between at La Rochelle.

Yesterday ,after some shopping in Vannes, we headed to the fairy tale city of Rochefort-en-Terre in our Morbihan dept 56.  The tourist office is here with a nice video of this magical period. http://www.rochefortenterre-tourisme.com/

We were here last back in Dec 22,2013, see the entry here, and back before on other trips.

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2013/12/22/back-to-the-fairy-tell-of-rochefort-en-terre/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/09/18/rochefort-en-terre-inland-morbihan/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2012/05/12/wonderful-quaint-old-nice-rochefort-en-terre/

The town is magical at any period with lots of medieval merlin the magician ambiance. However, at Christmas time is it a  must folks from all over even foreigners come here , the place is pack and live. We came this time a bit later to take advantage of the night lights, and park at the entrance to the town in the free bus company parking lot of Maury  on the street that walking five minutes will take you right to the center of town!

However, if no car, you can take the bus No 9  from Vannes here, Line TIM  Vannes/Questembert/Rochefort-en-Terre, schedules here http://www.morbihan.fr/fileadmin/user_upload/Les_services/Vos_deplacements/Transports_collectifs/Fiches_horaires_TiM/HLn9-H-2015.pdf

Also, you can come by train to Questembert ,and then taxi to Rochefort en Terre or bus no 9 as above. http://www.ter.sncf.com/bretagne/gares/87476671/Questembert/pratique

The rest is easy walking up and down, and side ways on hilly Streets all fully lit ,and decorated with creches, and Christmas trees out on the Streets, and markets, and vin chaud (hot wine) and Suchard chocolat chaud (hot chocolate Suchard), and the traditional Breton kouignamann  sweets.

The town is full of families and plenty of strollers, pack the main street in a festive festival atmosphere, good for the soul and family life. It is a must, you must be here ,in my opinion, the best in Brittany.  And of course, one of the most beautiful villages of France yeararound, http://www.france-beautiful-villages.org/en/rochefort-en-terre

Enjoy the magic and spread it anywhere you are. Merry Christmas to all my readers and followers; may the spirit of Christmas stayed with you.

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