A majestic residence in an infinitely beautiful setting. Welcome to Béatrice Rubin’s hotel in Brittany.
“A personal welcome for every guest. The pleasure that comes from giving pleasure.”
Béatrice has owned the Clos de Vallombreuse, The Originals Relais hotel since 1995, and in that time she has never tired of making her beautiful 19th-century manor house in Brittany ever more appealing. Renovations, an extension, creating a superb garden, a pool, and a 120 m2 spa on two floors, have all contributed to the charm and character of this 30-room establishment. Its restaurant is renowned too in Douarnenez for its creative cuisine and its view over the bay. But what Béatrice hopes her guests will remember above all is: “the welcome, the responsiveness, and the attentive service received from all the staff.”
Whether it overlooks the garden or the sea, every room is decorated in a simple yet elegant style, a blend of old-world charm and highly contemporary décor. All 30 rooms are very spacious and can accommodate up to 3 people. Most have a balcony or a private terrace with views over Douarnenez bay. Some are connecting rooms, ideal for families travelling together.
- Non smoking room
You’ll enjoy sea views at breakfast and other meals, with ambiance and authentic setting guaranteed. When the skies are clear you can sit out on the terrace to enjoy the flavours and aromas of Brittany (both land and sea) which feature on the menu. Perhaps you would like to start your meal with a house cocktail? Or would you rather wait until morning to sample cakes, breads and jams, all homemade too, served with locally produced cold meats and cheeses if you so wish.
LE CLOS DE VALLOMBREUSE
Looking for things to do in Brittany? Douarnenez boasts many attractions, its beaches and its heritage among them. The Clos de Vallombreuse, The Originals Relais is a peaceful haven where you can recharge your batteries.
An outdoor pool facing the sea, surrounded by greenery. You might be tempted by a dip, or by some thinking time on the loungers (gazing at the landscape or having a doze? The choice is yours.). A sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and massage room await you in the relaxation area, a 120 m2 space devoted to well-being. Sportier guests will take to the roof to use the equipment in the fitness room.
DOUARNENEZThe pretty town of Douarnenez is geared towards the sea, with no fewer than four ports, and the same number of beaches! Soak up the unique atmosphere of its lively quaysides, and its narrow streets with their workshops and multicoloured fishermen’s houses. You’ll be enchanted by the walk on the Plomarch hills, the tour of the traditional boats, the surprising Tristan Island with its hidden treasure, and so much more. And speaking of gastronomic treasure, did you know that the kouign-amann originated here?
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYContinue along the coast. Keep heading west, towards the area which gave the department its name (Finistère) and discover the magnificent panorama of the famous Raz de Sein, familiar to sailors with its la Vieille and Tévennec lighthouses, and the fascinating île de Sein lying at sea level. Set your sights on the land and the authentic Quimper. Further south lies Concarneau with its walled city, one of Brittany’s most visited sites.
The Clos de Vallombreuse, The Originals Relais hotel has three fully equipped seminar rooms. Two of them offer the added bonus of uninterrupted views over Douarnenez bay. This charmingly authentic hotel will win you over for your study days, and residential or semi-residential seminars.