Christmas lights in Rochefort-en-TerreChristmas lights in Rochefort-en-Terre
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Christmas lights


The magical world of Christmas in Rochefort-en-Terre

The village is magical all year round, but even more so at the end of the year, when the art craftsmen’s stalls are decorated for the holidays, when it shines with a thousand lights at nightfall and gives off all that festive Christmas soul that enchants young and old! An experience not to be missed in Brittany, here everything is a source of memories and beautiful moments to share.


The most magical time of the year

Fall under the spell

Christmas decorations

From Friday, December 1, 2023 to Sunday, January 7, 2024 inclusive, Rochefort-en-Terre, elected Wonderful Christmas Village, will put on its clothes of lights for the greatest happiness of young and old.

The Small Town of Charater will be illuminated every evening at dusk, a magical walk starting at 5:30 pm. This year, the illuminations will be turned off earlier to participate in the collective effort to save energy. More info on hours, access and parking.

Wander through the village’s cobblestone streets and alleys shimmering with a thousand lights thanks to the many garlands, stalactites and other curtains of light.

At the time of Advent, the village is embellished with illuminations and wonderful decorations. From the first light of the evening, lights, garlands, illuminated trees match marvelously with the beauty of the exceptional heritage of Rochefort-en-Terre, to offer you the most beautiful scenery! Find here the magical atmosphere of the Christmas markets.

You will be able to admire on the squares and in the alleys superb Christmas cribs, set up by the craftsmen and shopkeepers of the village. Who knows, maybe you will cross paths with Santa Claus or Mother Christmas under light snowflakes…

Dream in front of the windows

of the craftsmen of art

Admire the windows of artists and craftsmen who compete to display their creations. Unearth the ideal and original gift in one of the many stores in the village or at the Tourist Office.
Rochefort-en-Terre an unmissable place to make your Christmas shopping.

Meet local designers with the Parcours des Arts “Le fil Rouge” in Rochefort-en-Terre. Come and meet passionate men and women who will share their art and know-how with you.

Le Parcours des Arts

Let yourself also be surprised by the universe and creativity of the other artists and art craftsmen of the territory.

Discover the fantastic universe of the Naia Museum, an art museum-gallery, located in the park of the castle. You’ll find original designer gifts for all ages in the museum store…

Naia Museum


The magic of Christmas

Illuminations de Noël à Rochefort-en-Terre
Illuminations de Noël à Rochefort-en-Terre
Illuminations de Noël à Rochefort-en-Terre
Enjoy delicious

Christmas specialties

Enjoy a good crêpe or a kouign amann accompanied by a hot winesmoked or a hot chocolate. Savor the pralines of Rochefort-en-Terre as you stroll through the narrow streets.
Have a great time with family and friends over delicious food concocted by establishments in the village and surrounding areas.


Looking for cool ideas to celebrate Christmas and start the year 2024 in an original and warm setting, with family or friends ? Check out our special holiday selection.

Christmas Eve Ideas

Santa Claus Chalet - Rochefort-en-Terre illuminationsSanta Claus Chalet - Rochefort-en-Terre illuminations
©Santa Claus Chalet - Rochefort-en-Terre illuminations
A magical evening!

Too much fun on this walk to Rochefort-en-Terre with dad, mom and my little sister. I saw lights everywhere and super well decorated trees, plus I ate a delicious sugar pancake. I even saw Santa’s mailbox. I have to come back very soon with grandma and grandpa, this time I won’t forget my gift list to mail it!

Mathis - 5 years old

Go for a walk with Véronique!!

Have you always dreamed of discovering the heritage of Rochefort-en-Terre ?
Close your eyes and follow Véronique, for this audio tour of our Petite Cité de Caractère, between the chalets, the illuminations, the mulled wine and the Christmas trees…
Podcast produced by RCF Radio.