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Soaring cliffs, turquoise waters, endless sandy beaches, charming coastal towns… Brittany’s rugged peninsula – known fondly as the Côte d’Émeraude (Emerald Coast) – is filled with breathtaking places just begging to be discovered.
Lucky for you, our March/April 2022 issue‘s “Discovering France” guide shines a spotlight on this uniquely beautiful destination and its glittering coastline. Below, we’ve rounded up six places to stay on the Emerald Coast!
This 19th-century mansion on the Nessay peninsula was built on the site of a medieval castle; now updated with the chicest of contemporary interiors, you can still feel the history. Bordered by two iconic beaches, there are nine rooms and four suites to choose from, all with stunning sea views. For more of a family home atmosphere, you can also rent out the Maison du Nessay, just a half-mile away inland.
Boulevard du Bechay, 35800 Saint-Briac-sur-Mer
Manoir du Clos Clin
For a truly traditional stay, this 15th-century manor home in Pleurtuit, near Saint-Malo and Dinard, is a haven of heritage. The rooms, outfitted in traditional Breton style with antique furniture and four-poster beds, plunge you back into Brittany’s past but with all the modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Don’t miss the impressive labyrinth garden outside.
Le Clos Clin, 35730 Pleurtuit
This elegant establishment in Dinard is perfectly positioned overlooking the sea, offering panoramic views of Saint-Malo. Decorated in 1930s design, the property is broken up into three areas to stay and boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant, Art Deco bar & lounge and spa. In spring and summer, guests can rent a private speedboat to discover the glittering coastline in style.
17 Avenue George V, 35800 Dinard
Le Vieux Logis
If authenticity is what you’re after, look no further than this 17th-century captain’s house converted into a bed & breakfast. Located in Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, it offers a choice of three bright and comfortable rooms and is within walking distance of the town center. Don’t let its stone façade fool you — the atmosphere is beyond warm and welcoming.
19 Rue de Pleurtuit, 35800 Saint-Briac-sur-Mer
Villa Reine Hortense
Relive the splendor of the Belle-Époque with a stay at this listed Napoleon III-style villa in Dinard. Filled to the brim with old-world charm, its modern luxuries include spacious rooms that open onto the garden or sea, an impressive terrace, a heated pool and private beach access.
19 Rue de la Malouine, 35800 Dinard
A haven of peace on the cliff of Cancale. This splendid boutique hotel offers four different elegant and luminous rooms, all overlooking the sea. The ivy-covered property also has an exceptional garden ending in a coastal path with views of the oyster beds and bay of Mont Saint-Michel.
62 Rue des Rimains, 35260 Cancale