Hotels in Brittany
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Hotels in Brittany
‘A terrific place,’ said a recent visitor. Gloriously positioned on a peninsula in a fishing port on the north Brittany coast, this handsome white 1900s hotel is decorated in ‘contemporary balnéaire’ style: polished floorboards, grey and honey panelled walls, wooden furniture, original wicker chairs, and colourful modern fabrics: ‘the apogee of casual chic’.
‘Superbly restored’ by owners Jean-Yves and Christine Marivin, and with ‘furnishings tastefully selected to create an authentic contemporary ambience’, this stone-built manor house was found ‘delightful’ by regular Guide correspondents: ‘Our welcome could not have been warmer.’
Built in the 1970s, this large white villa, with its sloping red-tiled roof, looks more Basque than Breton. Previously known as Le Domaine d’Orvault, but still managed by Nathalie and Sylvain Lejeune, it is in a north-west suburb of Nantes: ‘So much nicer than going to the city centre,’ says a visitor.
Celtic traditions and long sandy beaches
Brittany has a distinct cultural identity that sets it apart from the rest of France, and in fact aligns more with parts of Great Britain: early settlers were Celtic, and in the 5th and 6th centuries, after the collapse of the Roman Empire, the area was further settled by Celts fleeing Anglo-Saxon invaders.
The Breton language, related to Cornish and Welsh, still survives, and Celtic music and traditions are celebrated in festivals.
Geographically, the area is known for its rugged coastline and long stretches of beaches, and medieval fortress towns such as Dinan, St-Malo and Vannes. The ancient burial grounds of early Neolithic inhabitants can still be seen in places like Carnac and Camaret.
We have a fantastic selection of hotels in Brittany. Some stand in splendid isolation in remote rural areas, with onsite restaurants, swimming pools and tennis courts in their extensive grounds; others are in busier towns, close to restaurants and shops. Read more about four great hotels in Brittany.
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