Delta, United, Air France and others offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Paris. Saint-Malo, on the Breton coast, is about 260 miles from Paris. You can also take a train from Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rennes and then to Saint-Malo from about $80 (www.raileurope.com).
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Le Croiseur
2, Place De La Poissonnerie, Saint-Malo
Friendly and comfortable in the heart of old Saint-Malo. Rooms from $70.
Phare de Kerbel
71, route de Port-Louis, Riantec
A lighthouse with a modern kitchen and a bathroom. Guesthouse in the keeper’s house sleeps 6. From about $3,000 per week.
Plume au Vent
4, venelle Notre Dame, Carnac
A charming, tastefully decorated B&B. Rooms from about $117.
WHERE TO EAT
La Potion Magique
10, Rue Saint-Cornely, Carnac
Family-run crêperie serving great traditional galettes, from about $11.
Le Corps de Garde
3, montée Notre Dame, Saint Malo
Great crêperie with ocean view. From about $11.
WHAT TO DO
Rue du Phare, Penmarc’h
Open April 1 to Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; closed in case of strong winds or torrential rains. About $3.50.
Musée de Préhistoire (Prehistory Museum)
10, place de la Chapelle, Carnac
One of the best prehistory museums in Europe. April, May, June, September: daily except Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. July and August: daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. October-March: daily except Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $7