We spent 4 night in May 2014 at Villa Blanc Marine in the Belle Sardines room. It was lovely, beautifully decorated (it had a slight African vibe - unlike the Breton weather... sadly). The bed was huge for France (most hotels only provide smallish doubles), and very comfortable (although I took my own pillow, so I can't vouch for those!). If we had had a warm evening I'm sure it would have been perfect to open the patio doors and sit out on the terrace (see my pic of the garden through the patio doors). The breakfast/reception room is equally delightful, wraparound windows and a stunning view (if slightly oblique) of Pen Guen beach.
Remy the owner is a charming and wonderful host, he is extremely hospitable and happy to chat over breakfast. We quiclkly discovered we shared a love of the golden age of liners - he has the most fascinating library and interesting artefacts.
It was a pity about the weather, but being British, rain & wind is very familiar to us, fortunately we took clothing for every conceivable type (except snow)! But beware if you travel to Brittany out of season (mid-late May), at the beginning of the week very few restaurants (or shops) are open... but there is a huge Super U supermarket in Matignon (a couple of miles away) and a small Carrefour in St Cast itself.
Saying that, we discovered a brilliant brasserie/bistro called Le Bistro du Pot in the centre of St Cast... decor-wise it doesn't look much but we had a couple of set meals in there that beat almost all of the other flashier places we had tried (especially in Erquy) hands down, the owner and staff are very pleasant - best of all - it's open when everything else is closed!
I have to say Saint Cast's oysters are THE best I have eaten in France, better even than those from Cancale. Don't miss out on them if you are passing through!
Vive la Bretagne... wish I was back there!
- Also Known As:
- Chambres D'hotes Villa Blanc Marine - R. Husson Saint-Cast Le Guildo, France - Brittany