Details: Brittany, France

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GETTING THERE

Travel Guide 2013

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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

011-33-2-99-40-80-40

www.hotel-le-croiseur.com

Friendly and comfortable in the heart of old Saint-Malo. Rooms from $70.

Phare de Kerbel

71, route de Port-Louis, Riantec

011-33-6-08-21-37-74

www.pharedekerbel.com

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

011-33-6-16-98-34-79

plume-au-vent.com

A charming, tastefully decorated B&B. Rooms from about $117.

WHERE TO EAT

La Potion Magique

10, Rue Saint-Cornely, Carnac

011-33-2-97-52-63-46

Family-run crêperie serving great traditional galettes, from about $11.

Le Corps de Garde

3, montée Notre Dame, Saint Malo

011-33-2-99-40-91-46

www.le-corps-de-garde.com

Great crêperie with ocean view. From about $11.

WHAT TO DO

Eckmühl Lighthouse

Rue du Phare, Penmarc’h

011-33-6-07-21-37-34

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

011-33-2-97-52-22-04

www.museedecarnac.com

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

INFORMATION

www.brittanytourism.com

www.saint-malo-tourisme.co.uk

www.ot-carnac.fr/en

M.Z.

 
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