Day 1 and day 2 • From Rennes to Plouha cliffs
Board the Eurostar to Paris, and catch a high speed train from there to Rennes. In just 1-hour-and-thirty-minutes, you arrive at the bubbling Rennes. After a night at Mama Shelter Rennes, a new lifestyle temple who has just opened in Brittany’s vibrant capital city, we embark on this
train trip. Between pavement cafés at the foot of half-timbered houses, artistic exhibitions, concept stores and street art, take a shot of urban culture, with sprinkles of greenery. We have lunch at Bretone, a creperie-tea room installed in the house of the mosaicist Odorico, unless you prefer to stop at The Roof & Origines, a former maternity hospital converted into a trendy third place (climbing, yoga, slackline, bar in a former operating room). The next stop is Guingamp, less than 1-hour ride away. We discover the city, its footbridges and river banks. Everywhere, cultural and artistic life and football fervor. We go to Be Good Inn for a healthy lunch of good fresh seasonal products. Then we stroll to the GwinZegal Art Centre, dedicated to photography, in a rehabilitated former prison. For a recreational break, head for a range of ceramics at the pottery shop Aux grès de l’eau. For fashion pieces reinventing Breton codes, we immerse ourselves in the Breizh Angel universe, in Manola boutique. For dinner, stimulate your taste buds at La Boissière, around local cuisine on its green terrace. Then we relax at the Hôtel La Demeure, an 18th century private mansion. Sidonie & Compagnie, the tea room restaurant, is also a delight. We take a BreizhGo bus to reach Plouha cliffs, the highest in Brittany, only 30 minutes from here. On the program: hidden coves, bird watching, strolls in the old port and immersion in a chapel containing terrifying frescoes.