Just 2 hours 5 minutes from Paris and an hour from Rennes by train thanks to the extension of France’s high-speed rail network, uncover Brittany in all its rawest glory in Saint-Brieuc Bay, the 5th bay in the world for the magnitude of its tides! Discover history, culture, nature and activities galore. The bay is dotted with charming seaside towns such as Saint-Quay-Portrieux, where our hotel is located, as well as Bréhec, Tréveneuc, Etables-sur-Mer and Binic, all of which offer a multitude of beaches for all tastes, for nautical sports galore and hiking, cycling and horse-riding.
Discover Saint-Brieuc, the ever lively “capital” of the Côtes d’Armor, and its wonderful heritage, with its old quarters around the Saint-Etienne Cathedral, its mosaic façades from the 1930s created by the artist Isidore Odorico, the Port du Légué and the maritime districts.
Discover Saint-Brieuc Bay’s exceptional plural ecosystem thanks to the 250 km of marked trails including many marked circuits, 30 km of coastal trails and 2 mountain bike areas with 35 marked trails.
North of Saint Quay Portrieux, just 10 minutes from the hotel, admire the highest cliffs in Brittany - the Falaises de Plouha (104 m high) - and at their feet the unique small port of Gwin Zegal, which you can reach via the GR 34 footpath (Sentier des douaniers). South of Saint Quay Portrieux, the Saint-Brieuc Bay nature reserve, the largest of its kind in Brittany, is full of wild beaches and a haven for birds. Depending on their winter flight paths, there are no less than 40,000 birds across 112 different species that you can observe at your leisure. To find out more, head to the Maison de la Baie in Hillion, classed as a Maison Nature (House of Nature), which allows visitors to discover practically everything about Saint-Brieuc Bay, its natural riches and its maritime economy.
And how can we not mention Saint-Brieuc Bay without mentioning their sweetest fruit? Coquilles Saint-Jacques (scallops) are found on all fishmonger stalls from October to April and on the menus of the top chefs on the Côtes d’Armor.