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Workation: 5 third places to work from in Brittany

Keyboard and surfboard, why not?

Are you dreaming of a change of scenery, but without taking holiday leave? Then head to Brittany, the “workation” place! Install your laptop in shared, relaxed and stylish work spaces. After work, blow away the cobwebs with the sea air… Work hard to play hard!

In the blink of an eye

1. Surf camp spirit with a view of Groix Island

“Maison Glaz” on the Gâvres peninsula

Imagine the spot. An unspoilt peninsula with the small Gâvres sea on one side, and the ocean on the other. Maison Glaz is right on the tip, with a view of Lorient bay and Groix island. A former military holiday centre, this third place mixes up shared workspaces, a guest house and cabins, a vegetable plot, etc. Plug in your laptop and co-work in a library atmosphere, with broadband internet and a good coffee. You can stop by just for a day, or spend a few days here (accommodation and breakfast included). After you’ve sent your last e-mail of the day, set off for a walk along the coastal path. Or try kite surfing. A little further south, in Erdeven, La Maison des Dunes hotel also has an area dedicated to work. It contains a desk, printer, Wi-Fi, all just a stone’s throw from the beaches!

La maison Glaz

2. New ways of working in a trendy neighbourhood

“La Colloc’” in Lorient

Between the fishing port and the town centre, La Perrière is “the” trendy neighbourhood in Lorient. There are artists’ galleries, relaxed bistros and friendly bars. This collaborative third place offers 1,400 m² of work spaces in a former industrial wasteland, which is now brightly decorated. You can rent an office for a week (holiday special) or you can take a spot in the co-working space for an hour or a day. On a table or, more relaxed, on a sofa… it’s up to you. La Colloc’ invites you to immerse yourself in new ways of working. Even better, talking with your colleagues for the day, over lunch, in the kitchen always produces lively and enriching exchanges!

La Colloc’

3. Open-space, two minutes from the beach

“Quay Worker” in Saint-Quay-Portrieux

Work with your feet in the water, or nearly! Two minutes from Casino beach, in Saint-Quay-Portrieux, Quay Worker proposes a shared open space and two private offices (available by the hour or day), in a former grocery store renovated in loft style. It has a cosy little lounge with sofa and arm chairs, a kitchen area, wooden tables and desks, rugs and frames on the walls… everything to ensure that you’ll feel at home. There is a telephone booth where you can discreetly make calls. During school holiday periods, you’ll meet local artisans and creators. Another good idea? On fine days, reserve a basket of organic vegetables, delivered by a local producer every Friday. That’s your weekend shopping done!

Quay Worker

4. Office sharing, tips and… sliding!

“Le Loft” in Rennes

Do you need to get ahead on a project during your city break in Rennes? Go to the Loft, close to the Jacobins monastery and Place des Lices. Even at last-minute, you’ll always find a space around the large table reserved for nomadic workers. There is an open kitchen and a lounge too. Pinned onto the wall are all the local restaurants that have been tried, tested and approved by locals. Need a break? Go to the break room on the ground floor… by slide! Yes, you can be serious on holiday without taking yourself seriously. It’s the perfect moment to try out a new concept: co-working anti-café. Near Tours des Horizons, Chez Moi, you only pay for the time you spend there, including Wi-Fi, tea or coffee and cakes!

Le Loft

5. “New York loft” mood in Ateliers des Capucins

“We ARt Minds” in Brest

In Brest, you can commute to work on the cable car! On the first floor of Ateliers des Capucins, the We ARt Minds space welcomes freelancers and self-employed workers, who first have to join the community. Once you’ve got your membership card, you can book one of the 20 nomadic stations at your leisure and be inspired by the “New York loft” mood of the place. In addition to the beautiful light offered by the sky domes, there is a kitchen and relaxation room on the mezzanine. Are you a business? You can reserve a private office from 1 hour (without needing to be a member). In the Southern Finistère, in Pont-l’Abbé, you can work in another heritage site: Hôtel de Bretagne, rehabilitated by the Bigoudens Makers into a café-boutique-co-working space!

We ARt minds

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