Curiosities of La Roche Bernard !!

I have written on La Roche Bernard (or the rock of Bernard) in previous posts on most of its history so will update this older post with some curiosities of La Roche Bernard !! The port ,the Vilaine river ,the good French ambiance and family values we cherish. Memories forever; hope you enjoy the post as I.


La Roche-Bernard is located in my beautiful Morbihan Department 56 of my lovely Bretagne. It is one of the twelve towns of the intercommunality of Arc Sud Bretagne and the district of Vannes. La Roche Bernard is a Flower town of France, Natura 2000, and Small Town of Character designation!  The town is located 36 km from Saint-Nazaire, 41 km from Vannes and 70 km from Nantes. The Vannes-Nantes axis (N 165 highway) passes through the Pont du Morbihan on the outskirts of the town. The Atlantic Ocean stretches about 20 km from it. The town of La Roche-Bernard is bordered by the peninsula of Guérande, and  the peninsula of Rhuys , as well as  Questembert. Finally, the town is on the border between Bretagne and Pays de la Loire regions (which together form the old Bretagne) on the left bank of the Vilaine River.


The port activity of La Roche-Bernard is attested as early as the 13C. The yachting is now the activity and the main feature of the port of the city.  And the boating scene, the festival of the Garenne, and the river port basin is what is magical here to come again and again. Today, of the 4 bridges built during the previous centuries, only two of them have survived. The Pont de la Roche-Bernard in 1960 is inaugurated the second bridge of La Roche-Bernard, a bridge suspended on the model of the bridge of Tancarville. The Pont du Morbihan in order to relieve congestion in the city, it was decided to construct a new bridge between the towns of Marzan and Nivillac just 1 km upstream of the previous one. It will be inaugurated in 1996. With a length of 600 meters, it is equipped with a pedestrian arch located just below the main apron.


The rock of the Roche of Bernard is located on Rue du Passage, this granitic promontory overlooks the Vilaine river and the harbor. There are also 2 cannons that belonged to the French warship Le Juste or righteous ,sunk during the battle of the Cardinals in 1759. A commemorative plaque indicates that it was in La Roche-Bernard that the warship the Couronne or crown ,was built in the 17C. These are the emblems of the city and always make sure to stop by here.


Then , what we love to come and have lunch or dinner here is at the very friendly and good food/price ratio restaurant Le Yackam’s Bar Brasserie on the port below the promontory and on the Quai Saint Antoine. Every time is different, as you can have the menu or the plat du jour daily dish with good wines or beers. We had different dishes,on the many trips here, but I love my Tripel Karmeliet Belgian 8.4% beer from 1679! . My sons love to do the Loburg Belgian beer 5.7% pilsner . Overlooking the boats is sublime !! Very cosy, friendly and right over the foot bridge over the free parking de la Voute by the quai Saint-Antoine.  The official Yackam’s


The Damgan La Roche Bernard tourist office on LRB

The city of La Roche Bernard on its port

The stopover passport on the port of LRB (nice pic) :

There you go folks, do come to this lovely port city on the Vilaine river between the new frontiers of Bretagne and Pays de la Loire regionsLa Roche Bernard or the rock of Bernard is waiting for you. Again, hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

6 Comments to “Curiosities of La Roche Bernard !!”

  1. I especially like the house with the clock.

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  2. Great place to visit ! Very nice pictures ! Diana

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  3. La Roche Bernard, now I remember hearing that name, but I wouldn’t have known where the town was, and I’ve certainly never been there. Thanks for the visit.

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