Villa de la Plage

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about!

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TOP HOTEL

Les Agapanthes (22): Hôtel de charme of 20 rooms in the heart of Ploubazlanec, just half a mile from the sea. www.hotel-les-agapanthes.com

TOP RESTAURANTS

La Table Breizh Café (35): The Cancale crêperie is famous, but the upstairs restaurant is more of a secret. Here, you’ll find award-winning French cuisine with a Tokyo twist. www.breizhcafe.com

L’Amphityron (56): In Lorient, this acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant is famous for its artistic creations, with menus from €88 to €150. www.amphitryon-abadie.com

La Butte restaurant
La Butte restaurant. Photo: Le Coq

TOP HOTEL-RESTAURANTS

Maison Tirel Guerin (35): An idyllic location for this 4-star hotel with Michelin-starred restaurant (plus indoor pool) near Cancale. Perfect for a relaxing weekend or longer break. www.tirel-guerin.com

La Butte (29): This Michelin-starred restaurant south of Roscoff is stylish and slick. Delectable dinners, Sunday brunches – and its weekday lunches are just €29. http://en-restaurant.labutte.fr

L’Auberge des Glazicks (29): Already with two Michelin stars and tipped for a third, Olivier Bellin creates exceptional dishes served on ceramics by Nathalie Dérouet. A place to linger. http://aubergedesglazick.com

L'Auberge des Glazicks
L’Auberge des Glazicks. Photo: Bernard Galeron

Le Petit Hôtel du Grand Large (56): With panoramic ocean views across the Quiberon peninsula, this Michelin winner is famous for seafood and its boule en chocolat dessert. Lunches from €35 and dinners from €55. www.lepetithoteldugrandlarge.fr

Château de Locguénolé (56): Enjoy a Michelin-standard lunch for as little as €39, in an historic setting with views across château grounds. www.chateau-de-locguenole.com

TOP CRÊPES

Crêperie An Dol Breiz (29): This restaurant’s chef, Alban Colin, won the 2016 award for Brittany’s best crêpe-maker. Come to his restaurant in the seaside town of Audierne, a perfect setting for Brittany’s favourite dish. http://creperie-audierne.fr

VEGETARIAN

Le Saint Germain des Champs (35): Vegetarian food is not generally very easy to find in France, but this place tucked away in central Rennes (rue du Vau Saint-Germain) is well worth checking out, even if you are not strictly vegetarian. http://vegoresto.fr/rennes/le-saintgermain-des-champs

Manoir du Vaugarny
Manoir du Vaugarny

TOP SELF-CATERING

Maison de la Plage (29): Ocean views, airy rooms and a garden gate that drops down to the beach. www.villadelaplage.fr

Manoir du Vaugarny (35): Two gîtes beside a 14th-century manor, ideally located for exploring Fougères or Mont Saint-Michel. History, tranquillity, personal attention – and the option to rent a 2CV! www.manoir-du-vaugarny.com

Château de Bonabry (22): Stay with the Vicomtesse is this historic cottage east of Saint-Brieuc, with the sea at the end of the drive. www.chateau-de-bonabry.com

Brittany Spa Cottages (56): In the depths of rural Brittany, these two cottages are affordable, appealing and utterly relaxing: there’s even a hot-tub on-site. www.brittanyspacottages.com

From France Today magazine

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