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Rochefort-EN-Terre: photo, description, (Rochefort-en-Terre)

Life in the village of Rochefort-EN-Terre began with renewed force in the early twentieth century, when in 1908 the artist Alfred Klotz bought the medieval castle lying in ruins. Behind him came to the village and other artists open their workshops, tightened them and the tourists, and eventually to date Rochefort-EN-Terre, and he began to look like the picture. Houses of the XVII century it was restored, signs updated, the streets were full of flowers and lush-grown curly parsley. Just five years ago, this municipality was included in the list of the most beautiful villages in France, and before that, its residents have won the top prize in the national competition on the best flower decorations.

Rochefort-EN-Terre located in the Morbihan Department of the Brittany region. One of the closest cities center of the Department of Baths. The village is home to more than seven hundred people.

It is believed that many years of oblivion went Rostro-EN-Terre benefit: due to the fact that in the XIX century in the life of the village did not happen any major changes, it has managed to retain its medieval appearance.

One of the first buildings of Rochefort-EN-Terre was a castle, built on the site of the Gallo-Roman fortifications. Subsequently, around the castle grew into a settlement. The castle stood on top of a hill, and the home has settled on its slopes. The houses that were built closer to the castle, called the upper village, distant from it respectively, the lower. At the end of the XVIII century, the castle was destroyed, and life in the village went into decline.

The local Church is called Notre-Dame-de-La Tronchet, its current Gothic style was created in the XVI century, and before that in its place was a Romanesque temple, of which only the bell tower.

The village of Rochefort-EN-Terre is so small that within it there is no need to use transport - incidentally, he is banned and all the cars and tourist buses remain at the entrance to the village. But there are many souvenir shops and cafes, and the medieval rural landscapes do not spoil the details of our time - for example, all wires and cables securely hidden.