HISTORY OF THE HOTEL
HÔTEL SPA GRAND HÔTEL DES BAINS
History of the Hotel
Situated between the Pink Granite Coast and the Wild Coast, the Grand Hôtel des Bains has welcomed guests with its charm and style for many years. Perched on the peninsula of Locquirec, a little well-preserved port, sheltered from the prevailing winds, the current building was constructed on the site of an ancient monastery.
Built at the end of the 19th century, the building was briefly a private home. From the beginning of the 20th century,
L’Hôtel des Bains became a well-regarded family boarding house, welcoming numerous families as guests each summer.
The comforts of modern life only arrived in 1996, when the hotel was bought by a Belgian who fell in love with the many charms of this part of Brittany. He transformed it into a 4 star hotel, adding a marine spa. The 78 rooms became a more spacious 36, all decorated in a classic New England style.
L'Hotel de la Plage
In the 1970's the Grand Hotel des Bains featured as the setting for the classic French comedy "L'Hotel de la Plage" by Michel Lang.
Still a well-loved film in France today, we are happy to lend a copy of this charming film to guests during their stay with us.
Far from the clamour of the bigger seaside resorts, Locquirec has kept an authentic, family atmosphere. It is a typical little Breton village, whose charm has been well-preserved.
An exceptional setting
A peninsula on the bay of Lannion, it offers spectacular views in numerous directions along the western part of the Pink Granite Coast. There are also magnificent views of l’Ile Grande, Trébeurden, Saint Michel en Grève and Plestin les Grèves.
The village centre is developed around the charming church of St James, dating from 1674 and the small port that epitomises this fishing area. At the port you will also find boutiques, restaurants and other small businesses.
Because of its peninsula setting, Locquirec has the advantage of beaches sheltered from the prevailing wind. The beach on the port is one of the few in North Brittany with a South East exposure.
AN IDYLLIC LOCATION
On the border of Finistère and the Côtes d'Armor, the little headland port of Locquirec is perfectly situated in the best preserved and « iodée » area of Brittany.
On the border between Finistère and the Côtes d'Armor
Ideally located between the superb Pink Granite Coast and the Wild Coast, the traniquil and picturesque peninsula of Locquirec harbours the Grand Hôtel des Bains, which offers discreet luxury all year round, a haven from crowds, noise and pollution.
At high tide the sea almost laps the alley of lime trees at the bottom of the hotel garden. Sited right on the sea, the hotel offers magnificent views across the bay of Lannion. At low tide, the sea leaves behind it an immense beach where one can even walk across the bay to Plestin les Grèves. It just leaves the choice of a beautiful walk across the bay or a swim in the beautiful clean and clear water.
Right in the heart of the village, the garden of the hotel is a private refuge with an unsurpassed view. Its peace and beauty are revitalising, the perfect place to relax with only the sound of the waves on the beach. Sheltered from the prevailing winds, this perfect situation helps make the Grand Hôtel des Bains one of the most beautiful hotels in Brittany.