We’ve recently added a lovely selection of places to stay in Brittany to our website. Here are four that would make an amazing holiday destination in themselves, and which offer what this part of the world does best: amazing food, access to unspoilt beaches, and tranquility.
© Grand Hotel des Bains
1. Grand Hotel des Bains
Head here for an elegant, luxurious, relaxing escape – you don’t really need to leave the property. There’s a beach at the end of the garden (in low tide you can walk along the bay to the harbour in Finistère), balconies or terraces from which you can watch the boats, a spa with a range of treatments, an indoor saltwater pool, and a sauna. The décor is New England beach style, with wood–panelled rooms, wicker furniture and calming shades of cream and grey, and the onsite restaurant serves classic French cuisine with an emphasis on seafood.
© Manoir de la Hazaie
2. Manoir de la Hazaie
Step back in time at this stone-built 16th century manor house in Planguenoual; individually decorated, deeply romantic rooms feature the owners’ family antiques, wood beams, fireplaces and canopied beds, and the extensive grounds feature a medieval garden and heated swimming pool which plays underwater music. Relax in the salon before a marvelous dinner cooked by your hosts. The location is rural, but the beach is only 5kms away.
© Maisons de Bricourt
3. Maisons de Bricourt
This is the place to go to if you want to eat exceptionally well. Chef/owner Olivier Roellinger may have handed in his three Michelin stars, but his legacy lives on in his simpler but just as excellent bistrot marin, Le Coquillage, located at Chateau Richaux, a Gothic stone mansion with rooms. Sea cabins and garden cottages are also part of the estate, meaning there are several accommodation choices but the same excellent food: besides the bistro, there’s a bakery, Grain de Vanille. The hotel is located in the port of Cancale, renowned for its oysters, and near Mont St-Michel.
© Ti al Lannec
4. Ti al Lannec
The views over the ocean are incredible, and the hotel has been designed to take full advantage of this: dine on a terrace with panoramic views, and even the indoor swimming pool has floor to ceiling windows. It’s a family-friendly place, with special children’s menus and play areas, and there’s a lot to do with kids in the area (Trebeurden). Each room has a sitting area, and in addition there are five different lounges for relaxing in, and a wonderful restaurant.