Spend a day in La Roche-Bernard

  • Take a stroll around the port and the old quarters of the town
    The sense of history is omnipresent in this ancient town.  Your walk can start at the old port where there is the largest gathering of old rigs in the region.  A little further on the way, if you climb up to ‘le site du rocher’ the most intrepid amongst you will be rewarded by a magnificent view over the river La Vilaine and its bridges. As you continue your walk you will arrive in the old quarters of the town.  Here you will find a collection of houses dating back for the greater part to the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. Its narrow streets, unusual historical and architectural details, the craftsmen and women at work…you’re bound to fall under the bucolic charm of this small town.
  • Take a cruise along La Vilaine
    Set sail from the port on a cruise along La Vilaine to discover the relaxing landscapes which stretch out before you…so relaxing in fact that we refer to this pastime as ‘nautical yoga’ !  The river-cruise boats, ‘Les Vedettes Jaunes’, will take you from La Roche-Bernard as far as Arzal.  ‘Le Morwenna’, a tall ship, on the other hand will take you on a more intimate cruise towards Folleux.
  • Follow this circuit, learn all about the bridges…
    This circuit provides the opportunity to go back into the history of the town.  Departure is from the port, this walk will take you along the banks of La Vilaine as far as the bridge ‘du Morbihan’.  Here is where you’ll go along a pedestrian walkway under the bridge!  A thrill we guarantee you won’t forget in a hurry!  Back you come to the bridge of La Roche-Bernard where walkers are afforded a fantastic view point over La Vilaine and La Roche-Bernard.  10km of pure pleasure leaving you with some wonderful memories to take home with you!
  • Take a visit around ‘Le musée de La Vilaine maritime’ housed in the ‘Château des Basses Fosses’, a mansion dating back to the XVIth and XVIIth centuries. Go back through the history of La Vilaine, the majestic river of ‘Les ducs de Bretagne’, and those who have made their living here through fishing, coastal shipping, shipbuilding...the rural traditions, the history of the bridges all this and more will take you back in time.  Also not to be missed: the many models, and the exhibition dedicated to the First World War.
  • The little tourist train of La Roche-Bernard for a unique way to discover the La Roche-Bernard hop on board the little train which will take you on a 7km circuit with commentary across the town.  Departure is from the dock ‘de la Douane’ on the ‘port neuf’ side, then from here on up through the town…a moment not to be missed when you go across the bridge which provides the most amazing panoramic view over La Vilaine.
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14 rue de La Saulnerie 56130 LA ROCHE BERNARD +33 2 99 90 63 60
Formulas Lunch menu at 10 € + Card. Formula taste 4 € Opening hours Open all year round and during school holidays. Open 7/7 continuous summer. Open Sunday continuously. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays in winter.
Quai de la Douane 56130 LA ROCHE BERNARD +33 2 99 90 79 41
1 Place du Marchix 56130 LA ROCHE BERNARD +33 2 99 90 77 44
warm, renovated early 2015. Indoor terrace facing south. Specialty cakes, pancakes, grill, salads, mussels ... Open all year April to September: 7/7 Off season: closed on Monday and Thursday
20, rue Saint James 56130 LA ROCHE BERNARD +33 6 08 97 82 17 Website
Barrage d'Arzal 56190 ARZAL +33 2 97 45 02 81 Website
Yellow Stars invite you on board to sail on the Vilaine calmly in a relaxed setting. CRUISES RESTAURANT: ? From March to December, climb of Anne de Bretagne edge to enjoy a lunch or candlelight dinner (several menus to choose from) while ...
Rue du Ruicard Château des Basses Fosses 56130 LA ROCHE BERNARD +33 2 99 90 67 98 Website
Le Château des Basses Fosses (dating from the XVI-XVII centuries.) is home to ‘Le Musée de La Vilaine Maritime'. On the estuary of La Vilaine, man was able to skillfully use the resources of both the river and the sea. Discover their...