Labeled Small City of character, La Roche-Bernard has something to surprise you. Situated on the banks of the Vilaine, the town of Morbihan has a charming harbor and a remarkable historical quarter. Bordered by a landscape of peninsula, to the south by the Guérandaise and to the west by that of Rhuys, the city blossoms on the green banks of the Vilaine. The Atlantic Ocean is about twenty kilometers away. Its name, the commune owes it to a Viking named Bern-Hart which means "strong as a bear". This Bern-Hart would have spotted a rocky promontory going up the Vilaine and would have installed his encampment there. After a few years and having pledged allegiance to the Duke of Brittany, land was given to the descendants and the city was born. In 1547, the city became Protestant under the impulse of François de Coligny. The town became an important center of shipbuilding when Richelieu commanded the Crown, flagship of the royal navy. The river port will become one of the most important until the middle of the 19th century. The city is therefore oriented towards a new economic Eldorado by developing its marina and its tourist attraction.