Brittany in France is one of the world’s top vacation destinations because of its scenic landscapes, historical structures and fine dining experiences. As such, it offers several accommodation options that would suit every travelling style and budget. The crowning jewels of France’s hospitality industry are of course its hotels, and here we have listed some of the best luxury and boutique that Brittany has to offer.
Villa Tri Men
Located in Combrit, the stately Villa Tri Men lies near the port of the quaint fishing village of Sainte-Marine. The environment is quiet and peaceful because of its proximity to the water, but it is near enough to Brittany’s best beaches and restaurants. The rooms are bright and feature white-painted tongue-and-groove walls and gleaming wooden floors reminiscent of New England inns. The Villa Tri Men used to be a grand holiday home before it was converted into a boutique hotel. We recommend booking rooms that have balconies facing the sea or if you’re travelling with a group, one of the larger clapboard cottages on the villa’s grounds would be better.
Hôtel Ty Mad
For those who like a bit of art history, the Hôtel Ty Mad in Douarnenez is the place to be. Writer-artist Max Jacob and legendary cubist Pablo Picasso frequented the quiet fishing village of Douarnenez in the 1920s–when guests explore, they can imagine walking in the footsteps of the greats. The hotel is known for continuing its artistic heritage through exhibits, mostly showing the work of up-and-coming sculptors and painters.
The Hôtel Ty Mad is a short five-minute walk from the beach. While a small hotel, it is no less grand, and most of its guest rooms offer majestic views of the sea. It also has quiet gardens, a plunge pool and a mini spa complete with a steam room and sauna.
La Pérouse has a simple yet stylish character that makes it one of Brittany’s best hotels. The hotel was designed by Nantes architects Barto+Barto, who worked with local artisans for the made-to-measure furniture and fittings. Inside each of the 46 rooms are furniture made from parquet and beech, white stucco walls and ample lighting. The downstairs lobby has a relaxed atmosphere where guests can lounge in colourful chairs while browsing the hotel’s selection of magazines and books.
Hotel De France et Chateaubriand
This hotel is located within the walled medieval citadel of Saint-Malo and is popular among travellers who love going to the beach, shopping, sightseeing and dining. The Hotel De France et Chateaubriand features a conservatory and brasserie that provide guests with a one-of-a-kind luxurious sense of space–there’s plenty of room to relax in solitude or mingle with other guests.
Castel Beau Site
Its prime beachfront location makes the Castel Beau Site in Perros-Guirec a place to behold. The property faces a sandy cove surrounded by granite rocks that have an interesting pink glint to them. The quiet surroundings are perfect for travellers who simply want to relax and walk along the beach. The Castel Beau Site features chic and elegant modern furnishings as well as neatly manicured terraces and gardens.