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A room with a sea view, if you please! Five exceptional addresses with the sea as far as the eye can see!

A room with a sea view, if you please!

Get away from it all and be rocked by the to-ing and fro-ing of the ocean in these five exceptional hotels and holiday cottages in Brittany. Perched on a rocky point or on the edge of the beach, they are all sure to make waves!

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1. Suspended above the waves, in Conquet

Le Sainte-Barbe, hotel & spa Le Conquet

It looks like a glass and concrete vessel suspended above the ocean! Perched on a rocky headland, Le Sainte-Barbe Hôtel & Spa Le Conquet – M Gallery *** offers a breath-taking view of the Iroise Sea. In the distance, you can discern the coastline of the islands of Béniguet, Molène and Ouessant. Each of the 34 bedrooms, which feature a contemporary and minimalist décor, have a sea view. At night-time, the glow from the beacons acts like a night light. To truly relax, book a treatment in the marine spa and taste the sea-themed cuisine in the gastronomic restaurant. The sunsets from the rooftop terrace are exceptional!

Sainte-Barbe Hotel & Spa


2. Art déco and Zen escapade on the Pink Granite Coast

L’Agapa, 5* hotel

The immense beach of Trestraou is under your feet. The Sept-Îles archipelago is on the horizon. It’s the ideal situation on the Pink Granite Coast. Agapa hotel is built of Breton stone, with glass and steel to create an art déco style. The decoration of the 45 bedrooms of this 5* hotel in Perros-Guirec is discreet, in black and white, not just for elegance but also to evoke the “Gwen Ha Du”, the Breton flag. What are the luminous squares on the headboards? They correspond to the magic square, a Chinese game where the numbers have to add up to 13. Treat yourself to a moment of pure happiness in the Nuxe spa, which also has a sea view!

L’Agapa


3. Like a lighthouse keeper, in Audierne bay

The Lervily Semaphore

From Eckmühl lighthouse to Pointe du Raz, take in the view of the entire Audierne bay. On Pointe de Lervily, amidst the heathers and  gorse plants on the moor, a former military semaphore has been renovated into a charming holiday home. The interior has been decorated in style, in organic materials, such as oak parquet, linen curtains, exposed stones and lime-painted walls. The four bedrooms all have a sea view. The lounge too. Comfortably settled on the designer sofas, in front of the seven windows that form a bay window, you will not tire of admiring the Atlantic Ocean. It’s the perfect spot for playing at being a lighthouse keeper for a week.

Le Sémaphore de Lervily


4. In the far west, in Ouessant

Hôtel-Restaurant le Roc’h Ar Mor

Drop your luggage and turn your eyes towards the blue of the Iroise Sea! In the bay of Lampaul, in Ouessant, the Roc’h Ar Mor is the ideal address to forget about everything. The minimalist décor of the 15 bedrooms is subtly lifted with the red, black, gold, blue and green colours of Ouessant tartan. On ground level, with a balcony or sloping ceilings, they offer a view of the ocean or the surrounding moor. From the garden you can easily access the little cove of Porz Noan, just below. The rugged Pointe de Pern is also just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Wander aimlessly around its maze of rocks! When you get back from your walk, you can appreciate the restaurant’s food, combining traditional and inventive cuisine.

Hôtel-Restaurant Le Roc’h Ar Mor (FR)


5. Opposite the Port-Coton needles, in Belle-Ile-en-Mer

Hôtel Le Grand Large

The famous needles of Port-Coton rise up nearby. Hôtel du Grand Large *** stands proudly on the wild coastline of Belle-Ile-en-Mer, with a slate roof and brick-coloured walls. A “boarding house” spirit reigns in this 1900s’ manor house that has been completely renovated. It has 35 bedrooms, more than half of which have a sea view. The “English” décor is cosy and warm, especially on rough winter days.  On fine days, you can appreciate the garden planted with marine species and take a dip in the heated outdoor pool. The must-do? Have breakfast in the sunshine or an evening drink on the panoramic terrace.

Hôtel Le Grand Large (FR)

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