In his book “La vieille France qui s’en va” (1903), writer and photographer Charles Géniaux describes his encounter in the early 20th century with Naïa, the village witch. According to Charles Géniaux, she was known locally for having the gift of ubiquity, for reading the future, for not feeling pain… According to one of his informants, she was born in the neighboring commune of Malansac, to a rebouter father.
We also know that she was educated: knowing how to read, how to write, and knowing about plants. She had inherited gifts of ventriloquism and several tricks of saltimbanques.
Thus the legend of Naïa, the witch of Rochefort-en-Terre, an ageless and homeless woman, was built and perpetuated. However, you may be lucky enough to run into her on Facebook!