Enjoy the finer things in life with our pick of the very best of Brittany
Splash out on a spa
On a stretch of golden sandy beach, Les Thermes Marins de Saint Malo offers top notch pampering.
Book a spa package which includes several treatments and entry to the Aquatonic pool, where warm sea water bubbles out of massaging jets.
If a day of bliss isn’t enough, stay over at the nearby five-star Grand Hotel des Thermes which offers luxurious rooms and suites directly on the sea front. www.thalassotherapie.com
Enjoy a stately sleepover
Château des Tesnières was built in the 1860s by count Ferdinand de Langle and his brother Alphonse.
The milk-white Renaissance-style castle is set in 15 acres of serene parkland and now offers bed and breakfast accommodation to die for. Inside, the breathtaking interiors are every bit as lavish as they were in the castle’s heyday.
Stay in one of the castle’s four suites and enjoy views over the estate from the windows as you tuck into breakfast in bed.
The chateau is just a few miles from the historic towns of Vitré and Rennes, with the prestigious Rochers Golf Course just minutes from its doors. www.chateau-des-tesnieres.com
Dine in style
Brittany is awash with Michelin stars, with delicious dining to be had across the region.
Olivier Roellinger is considered one of the best chefs in France. In the dining room of his Le Coquillage restaurant at Château Richeux which looks out over Mont Saint-Michel Bay, menus feature seasonal produce presented with finesse using herbs and spices sourced from around the world. www.maisons-de-bricourt.com
La Duchesse Anne is a Saint Malo institution dating from 1945 and is a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike.
Inside expect retro interiors and waiters in white jackets and bow ties. Fish and seafood take pride of place, with set menus from 24 Euros. www.restaurant-duchesse-anne.com
Enjoy a gastro cruise
Set sail around Cancale Bay for a half-day cruise with a difference as Emmanuel, an ocean-going chef, serves up a feast of local flavours along the way.
Visit 12 ports of call and find out about the gastronomic delights of each, pulling up lobster pots as you go for the ultimate sea food dining experience. www.cuisine-corsaire.fr
Hit the casino
Lucien Barriere Casino in Dinard is located directly on the seafront and has a whopping 16,500 square foot gaming space offering poker, roulette and a plethora of machine games.
Ask about the casino’s inclusive packages which include a glass of bubbly, a meal in the casino restaurant and a generous allowance of chips. www.lucienbarriere.com