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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!

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!

In the blink of an eye

1. Between the sky and the sea

Castelbrac Hôtel & Spa – Dinard

Head to Dinard, on the Emerald Coast, to exceptional Breton hotels! A 19th-century English villa built into the rock has been turned into an Art Deco palace with 24 suites and rooms: the refined cocoons of Le Castelbrac all open onto Prieuré bay and the Saint-Malo ramparts. The marine inspiration is subtle, but everywhere: in the star-awarded restaurant, in the Aquarium bar with its fine menu. The spa and the heated outdoor swimming corridor are wonderful, especially after a walk along the Rance or on the GR®. Are you drawn to the ocean? Treat yourself to breakfast at sea, on your own private boat… Can you resist?

Castelbrac Hôtel & Spa

 


2. On the water’s edge!

Hôtel Castel Beau Site – Ploumanac’h (Perros-Guirec)

This is one of the most beautiful views on the Pink Granite Coast. In Ploumanac’h, opposite the clear or turquoise water of Saint-Guirec bay and the Manoir de Costaérès, the mythical “Beau Site” of the 1920s has been transformed into a chic and relaxed Castel. Inside, there are 32 rooms and suites with a sea view, like small refuges from the sometimes turbulent and sometimes gleaming elements. The dining room and Nicolas Le Luyer restaurant also face the ocean. The terrace with its outdoor heated jacuzzi is exceptional. It’s the ideal spot for sipping a cocktail and admiring a glorious sunset.

Castel Beau Site

3. 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

4. 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


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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