Set against the backdrop of an enchanting cove on the Brittany coastline, Castel Beau Site is one of the most beautiful destinations on the Côtes d’Armor. After a string of renovations, the hotel flaunts its former glory, an elegant retreat where you can discover the marvels of the Pink Granite Coast.
Just a couple of kilometres from the small town of Perros-Guirec, Castel Beau Site is the perfect place to leave your suitcases and take a big breath of fresh air on one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in France.
This is one of the most fascinating corners of Brittany. From Paris, you’ll need just a couple of hours in the train to get to Guingamp station and from here it’s just a forty minutes’ drive northwards, passing through the peaceful town of Lannion before entering a land bursting with legends and marvels.
Castel Beau Site sits here, on a pretty beach in Ploumanac’h, in the heart of the Pink Granite Coast which extends over just ten kilometres from the neighbouring town of Perros-Guirec. You come here to regenerate, to breathe in the sea air and recharge your batteries in a unique, natural setting.
Built in 1928, for a long time the hotel was a simple family-run boarding house. During the Second World War, the German army requisitioned it to accommodate officers, before the French Ministry of Defence recovered it in 1949, converting it into a holiday residence for soldiers.
In 2002, Morgane le Meur, daughter of the racing cyclist Jean-Claude Daunat, fell in love with the place and bought the hotel which is now known as Castel Beau Site. It was opened to the public before undergoing several stages of renovation work.
The hotel was opened once again to the public, then gradually renovated, before the H8 Collection group purchased it in 2018. Renovation work continues to this day as the hotel is reborn and history lives on.
Stretching just 10 kilometres from Perros-Guirec to Trébeurden, the coastline is characterised by impressive masses of boulders, coloured grey to salmon pink.
This is one of just three similar sites in the world. The Pink Granite Coast is said to have formed some three hundred million years ago in a pocket of magma sitting beneath an imposing mountain range reaching 6000 m altitude.
It is now one of the most surprising and visited natural sites in Brittany.
Fancy relaxing after a busy day of hard work or a ton of activities?
The outdoor jacuzzi offers will make your wellness break that bit more unique as you look out over the immense ocean.
Relax in 37°C water facing the beach and the far-off horizon.