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.