The Magic of Christmas Rochefort-en-TerreThe Magic of Christmas Rochefort-en-Terre
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Christmas shopping

in Rochefort-en-Terre

Géraldine from Vannes, shares with us her Christmas shopping day in Rochefort-en-Terre under the lights.

Christmas is approaching and to change my habits, I wanted to make some special gifts.
So I went to Rochefort-en-Terre, a village full of artisans and little stores, each one prettier than the last!

My goal

Finding original gifts

My goal for the day: to find Christmas gifts for my family members!
I’m used to ordering gifts on the internet, but this year I decided to be more original, to enjoy this shopping which is usually stressful in the city.

I find Rochefort-en-Terre the perfect place to find lovely local and unique gifts: designer jewelry, ceramics, glassware, leather goods, not to mention gourmet treats… There’s so much to choose from, I get lost!”

The illuminations immerse me in the very essence of Christmas, all those lights and smells!”

A magical atmosphere

Christmas markets

I’ve got my list in hand, the artisans d’arts stores are rich and varied, I’m sure I’ll find some lovely gifts for my loved ones. A small leather handbag for my sister, you can never have enough! A piece of designer jewelry for my mother, beautiful and unique glasses for my father, a basket full of gourmet treats for my grandparents and a rhum arrangé for my brother. I confess I even cracked, I gave myself a gift, a pretty artisanal scented candle to give a cosy ambiance to my living room.

After doing a good part of the shopping, I stop to enjoy a nice hot chocolate with a delicious salted butter caramel crepe, it allows me to check my list and make sure I haven’t forgotten anyone.

A magical place

An enchanted interlude

I’ve never had so much fun Christmas shopping, Rochefort-en-Terre’s shopkeepers and artisans are welcoming, smiling and good advice. There’s this proximity that you just don’t find in big shopping malls.
A warm and caring atmosphere, friendly and reassuring, that makes the charm of this small town of character.

If I can, I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again next year, this charming village is only 30 minutes from home!

Géraldine from Vannes