Medieval houses at Rochefort-en-Terre
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-François Humeau|
|Area1||1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||56196 /56220|
|Elevation||22–80 m (72–262 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Rochefort-en-Terre is a designated “Petite Cité de Caractére”.
The medieval chateau located in the town was the home of American painter Alfred Klots. He purchased the chateau in the early 1900s and oversaw its restoration. His son Trafford Klots inherited the chateau and continued to paint there and entertain other visiting artists. After his death his wife donated the building to the French government. In the grounds of the building is the NAIA museum, named after an early twentieth century witch who lived in the town. It houses a small collection of fantasy and kinetic art and sculpture.
Inhabitants of Rochefort-en-Terre are called in French Rochefortais.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rochefort-en-Terre.|
- Official website (in French)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Rochefort-en-Terre (in French)
- Map of Rochefort-en-Terre on Michelin (in English)
- Henri Gouzien Sculptor of Rochefort-en-Terre War Memorial.
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