Place Chateaubriand in Saint-Malo is home to the Hôtel France & Chateaubriand. Photo: Yvon Boëlle

The region is full of great places to dine and rest your head from self-catering to the height of luxury

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URBAN HOTELS

Hôtel France & Chateaubriand, Saint-Malo

Offering sea views out over the bay in Saint-Malo, this luxurious hotel is well placed for exploring the walled city and beyond. hotel-chateaubriand-st-malo.com

Balthazar Hôtel & Spa, Rennes

This elegant boutique hotel boasts a spa, restaurant and patio to enjoy the weather. The ideal base for a city break in Rennes. www.hotel-balthazar.com

La Paix Hôtel Contemporain, Brest

This contemporary hotel in the heart of Brest offers en-suites and satellite TV in all rooms. A generous breakfast is served to start the day right, while the hotel’s restaurant, Eden, has a stylish setting and varied menu. www.hoteldelapaix-brest.com

Hôtel Le Rohan, Pontivy

A Napoleonic building that has recently undergone an extensive renovation, adding a contemporary flourish to the mansion. The hotel stages regular art exhibitions, intimate concerts, wine tastings and even craft workshops for guests. www.hotelpontivy.com

The Domaine de la Ferrière in Buléon is set in sumptuous grounds. Photo: Emmanuel Berthier

Hôtel Gradlon, Quimper

This delightful hotel in the heart of Quimper comes complete with a large, cosy, granite replace, library and an outdoor patio. www.hotel-gradlon.fr

COUNTRYSIDE HOTELS

Domaine de la Ferrière, Buléon

Located between Josselin and Locminé, this three-star château hotel is set in a large park with a pond bordered by woodland. With its own swimming pool it offers a great location within a historic setting. www.chateauhotel-laferriere.com

Ti al Lannec Hotel & Spa

This beautiful turn-of-the-century home in Trébeurden was converted into a hotel in 1976. Enjoy the calm of birdsong and melodious trickle of the fountain or gaze out at the magnificent sea views. The restaurant serves a local, seasonal menu with a touch of the exotic. www.tiallannec.com

Le Manoir Saint-Michel

This 400-year-old, family-owned hotel overlooks the sandy beach of Sables-d’Or-les-Pins, around 6km away from Cap Fréhel. www.manoirstmichel.com

Le Manoir Saint-Michel is perfect for relaxing with views over the beach. Photo: Emmanuel Berthier

Château du Bois-Guy

Around half an hour from Mont-Saint-Michel near the Brittany border at Parigné, this renovated 16th-century castle offers 24 contemporary rooms, complete with original features such as replaces and thick stone walls. There are also five eco-friendly lodges within the grounds for a green retreat. www.bois-guy.fr

Domaine de Moulin Mer

Set in a stately 19th-century manor house in two hectares of parkland in Logonna-Daoulas, this upscale B&B is a five-minute walk from the sea. Treat yourself to an elegant suite with Napoleon III-era furniture and be sure to relax in the wellness spa. www.domaine-moulin-mer.com

Logis Hôtel Spa la Butte

In the village of Plouider, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Goulven, you will find this excellent hotel and spa. The hotel’s gourmet restaurant, La Table de La Butte, received one star in the 2014 Michelin Guide. www.logishotels.com/en/hotel/hotel-spa-la-butte-410

GÎTES

Brittany is famed for its self-catering accommodation. Visit www.french-country-cottages.co.uk for more information.

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

Château des Pères

If dining at ground level seems old hat, then La Table des Pères has the answer, offering a gastronomic meal six metres above the 31-hectare park of contemporary sculptures in the trees. www.chateaudesperes.fr/restaurant

Chez Ty Kouign

As the name suggests, this shop in Minihy-Tréguier specialises in Kouign-Amann (Brittany’s favourite butter-laden pastry). Not keen? They sell wonderful biscuits and honey too. www.cheztykouign.bzh

Crêperie la Krampouzerie

You can’t pay a visit to Brittany and not indulge in a sweet crêpe, or a savoury galette. This delightful crêperie overlooks the famous place au Beurre in Quimper, and has an extensive menu to choose from, including some very unusual ingredients, such as Basque sheep cheese and Ouessant seaweed. www.lakrampouzerie.wordpress.com

From France Today magazine

Sniff out some regional delights at Chez Ty Kouign in Minihy-Tréguier. Photo: Pierre Torset.
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