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La Roche-Bernard

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

La Roche-Bernard - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan
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Labeled Small City of Character, La Roche-Bernard is surprising you. Planted along the Vilaine, the town of Morbihan has a charming harbor and outstanding historic district. Bordered by a landscape of peninsula in the south by Guérandaise and west by the Rhuys, the town thrives on the green banks of the Vilaine. The Atlantic Ocean is about twenty kilometers away. Founded by a certain Bernard in the eleventh century, the city thrives on its commercial port and becomes one of the baronies of the Duchy of Brittany. In 1547, the city converted to Protestantism under the leadership of Lord François de Coligny, before returning gradually to Catholicism. His shipyard becomes important when there Richelieu command Crown flagship of the Royal Navy in 1629. In the nineteenth century, the commercial port reached its peak before being strongly challenged by the railway. From 1960, the city is moving towards a new economic eldorado developing its marina and tourist attraction.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Roche-Bernard
Postcode56130
Tourism labels
Latitude47.5186930 (N 47° 31’ 7”)
Longitude-2.3031140 (W 2° 18’ 11”)
Surface area0.43 km²
Population688 inhabitants
Density1600 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (25 mi, 35 min)
Insee code56195
IntercommunalityCC Arc Sud Bretagne
DepartmentMorbihan
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Nivillac1.4 mi (6 min)
Marzan3 mi (9 min)
Férel3.9 mi (8 min)
Arzal4.8 mi (13 min)
Herbignac5.3 mi (10 min)
Péaule6.2 mi (13 min)
Camoël6.4 mi (10 min)
Saint-Dolay7.5 mi (14 min)
La Chapelle-des-Marais8.6 mi (14 min)
Missillac8.7 mi (12 min)
Sainte-Reine-de-Bretagne8.8 mi (14 min)
Le Guerno9.1 mi (17 min)
Assérac9.4 mi (15 min)

Things to see and do

It all starts on the banks of the Vilaine La Roche-Bernard. And particularly in its harbor where remarkable old ships, some labeled "Boats heritage interest." Flotilla Traditional Lower Vilaine appeal to lovers of the genre. And to complete the discovery, a river ride on the Yellow Stars will discover the Vilaine. Again, the cruise looks beautiful. But the Vilaine is also the scene of water games for all tastes. Canoe, paddle or sail among others therefore await you for your stay for walks on the water beautiful. You just have to go to the Rock site that besides the historical aspect, offers a breathtaking view of the city, on the Vilaine and surroundings. Precisely speaking surroundings, visit the area is needed. But not in the traditional way! You will need to borrow the circuit Bridges that will lead you onto the bridge below the Morbihan bridge before you borrow a metal bridge built in 1960 to return to the city. It's time to dive into the visit of the historic district dotted with houses dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth century. The traders of yesteryear have given way to the craftsmen in this neighborhood.

To complete overview of the city, you should definitely take a trip to the Vilaine Maritime Museum housed in the castle Lower Fosses. You can admire models and objects relating the maritime epic.

Place Bouffay is a must gathering exceptional heritage diversity. Bordered by the house of Canon dating from the sixteenth century, the square adjacent to the district Tower Isle where Protestants found refuge.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Every Thursday morning, the market is held in the upper town around the church and in its alleys. Your basket will quickly fill local products in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Every 2 years is held Vilaine en Fête. It is the opportunity for the lovers of the traditional boats to meet in early May for a regatta on the Vilaine. Throughout the event, the quays are animated by concerts and animations, including nautical baptisms. In the evening, fireworks are fired at the end of the night parade.

The 1st weekend of August, it is the Garennes festival that is played. The name of this festival comes from the place where the event takes place: the sumptuous Garennes gardens. Artists succeed each other on the stage for the greatest pleasure of music lovers from the smallest to the greatest. Relaxed and family atmosphere are on the program.

Ar'Images Photo Festival
European Night of Museums - La Roche-Bernard

Photos

Place Bouffay... Carousel
Place Bouffay... Carousel
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Strolling in the old port
Strolling in the old port
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Heritage... Castle
Heritage... Castle
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The neighborhood of craftsmen
The neighborhood of craftsmen
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Going down to the old port...
Going down to the old port...
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The suspension bridge La Roche-Bernard and Vilaine
The suspension bridge La Roche-Bernard and Vilaine
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Place the well, an old watering hole
Place the well, an old watering hole
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the old quarters
the old quarters
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narrow alley
narrow alley
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unusual Beauty
unusual Beauty
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View rocks on the Vilaine
View rocks on the Vilaine
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old Port
old Port
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the port and the wedge
the port and the wedge
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Teach character of a city of character
Teach character of a city of character
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Stroll through the old quarters
Stroll through the old quarters
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Camper along the Vilaine
Camper along the Vilaine
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a land of inspiration for painters
a land of inspiration for painters
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Colors of Britain in land rochoise
Colors of Britain in land rochoise
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Exchange plants to wash
Exchange plants to wash
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Weather

Saturday 26 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 16°C
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Sunday 27 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C
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Monday 28 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Trek with a donkey
Nature and the great outdoors30 € to 50 € Guenrouet (13.4 mi)
Surfing lessons or course
Sports sensations42 € to 180 € Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (21 mi)
Animal Park Farm World
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 9 € Carentoir (22 mi)
Cruise in the Gulf of Morbihan
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Vannes (23 mi)
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islands
Nature and the great outdoors29 € to 50 € Arradon (26 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
MTB Raid "Vilaine Tonic and Technique": Circuit 20 of the MTB-FFC La Roche-Bernard Site (official)
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate4h15Nivillac (1740 yd)
Gr 349 (Official): stage 03 Péaule (The Cliff) / Béganne
HikeAthletic4h40Péaule (3 mi)
Queldan - Chapels of Marzan
HikeEasy6h35Marzan (4.3 mi)
Péaule: Circuit 4 of the Site vtt-ffc la Roche-Bernard (official)
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate3h05Péaule (5 mi)
Péaule: Circuit 5 of the Site vtt-ffc la Roche-Bernard (official)
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate1h35Péaule (5 mi)

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