Again sublime La Roche Bernard !!!

Now I am taking you to the extremity of my beautiful Morbihan towards the rock of Bernard! This is boating heavens in a deep harbor with lots of history and great city center/downtown area. I came back as is a must once in a while living less than an hour away. Therefore, new text, pictures and again sublime La Roche Bernard! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

la Roche Bernard rue Saint James entr town jan23

la Roche Bernard hotel de ville jan23

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.

la Roche Bernard Pont du Morbihan bridge over Vilaine jan23

la Roche Bernard port marina to bridge D765 jan23

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.

la Roche Bernard rocher jan23

la Roche Bernard port cannon jan23

This Notre Dame Chapel was the first place of worship built in La Roche-Bernard, in 1063. During the Reformation in the 16C, Baron François de Coligny transformed it into a Protestant place of worship. In 1561, he had the prior expelled and services celebrated by Pastor Jean Louveau, whom he brought from Paris. In this chapel is celebrated one of the first Protestant marriages of the country of Vilaine. The chapel, deemed too small, was quickly abandoned in favor of a larger temple, called the Hospital Dome. The Saint-Michel School was installed there from early 1900’s , and in 1933, a new building was built on the rue Haute Notre-Dame (see pic) side, facing the two primary classes. I have look over the building and it seems a developer is trying to build apartments on the side of Rue du Passage with parking entrance on the Rue Haute Notre Dame, The school will remain in the back building next to the ramp to the pont Neuf, The architecture is nice as it is,

la Roche Bernard former chapelle notre dame now school side rue haute notre dame jan23

la Roche Bernard rue haute Notre Dame jan23

We took a long walk along the cale on the river right underneath the bridge , and then a walk in city center to its wonderful history of Catholic and Protestant history, and the guillotine during the French Revolution in the main square place du Bouffay. Here you have the wonderful Auberge des Deux Magots , and the nice restaurant du Vieux Quartier,   There is also, the well known furniture and handymen store Guyodo Lehebel Deco .

la Roche Bernard port neuf over jan23

la Roche Bernard place du Bouffay jan23

la Roche Bernard place du Bouffay right jan23

The city of La Roche Bernard on port’s history :

The stopover passport on the port of La Roche Bernard :

The Damgan La Roche Bernard tourist office on La Roche Bernard :

There you go folks we are loaded with wonderful coastal town with a view of the sea, and La Roche Bernard is one good example of the joys of living and visiting here. Hope you can visit one day and will agree…See my other posts on the city ,

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

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