Rochefort-en-Terre

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Rochefort-en-Terre
Roc'h-an-Argoed
Medieval houses at Rochefort-en-Terre
Medieval houses at Rochefort-en-Terre
Coat of arms of Rochefort-en-Terre
Coat of arms
Rochefort-en-Terre is located in France
Rochefort-en-Terre
Rochefort-en-Terre
Coordinates: 47°42′01″N 2°20′07″W / 47.7003°N 2.3353°W / 47.7003; -2.3353Coordinates: 47°42′01″N 2°20′07″W / 47.7003°N 2.3353°W / 47.7003; -2.3353
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Canton Rochefort-en-Terre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-François Humeau
Area1 1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 693
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
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 (Breton: Roc'h-an-Argoed) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.

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.[1] 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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants of Rochefort-en-Terre are called in French Rochefortais.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rasmussen, Frederick (August 13, 2013). "Isabel H. Klots, artist". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Historique". Naia Museum. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 

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