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Le Germinal The Originals Relais

Le Germinal The Originals Relais (Relais du Silence)

The entrance from the street is discreet. A simple passage between two walls from where you can barely make out the 3 floors of the former Cesson-Sevigné mill on the Vilaine river. However, it is a renowned place. Particularly for its food, which has 2 forks in the Michelin Guide. A source of pride for Aude, the current owner, whose great grandfather Louis Goualin bought the mill in 1927. “It was my father, also called Louis, who turned the mill into a hotel-restaurant in the 70s.” Having decided to follow in his footsteps, Aude studied hospitality “with a sommelier qualification” says the young woman who gladly shares recommendations with guests. The Hotel The Originals Le Germinal restaurant is renowned and so is the hotel due to the comfort and services provided in its 17 rooms including 4 suites with a stylish charm. A rural, romantic and preserved setting in the heart of Brittany.

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Meet Aude and enjoy her renowned hotel-restaurant in Cesson Sevigné, Brittany
“A sense of hospitality, sharing, meeting people; offering modern services in an old setting.”
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    Golf course nearby


Le Germinal, The Originals Relais

The Le Germinal, The Originals Relais’s 17 rooms, including 4 suites, provide many more strong points. All of them look out onto the Vilaine river with its calm and rural setting. They are all spacious and provide cosy comfort. They have all been recently renovated in a simple and meticulous style. They can all be accessed by a lift. And they all promise you restful nights in a charming residence.

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Classic Double single use

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Superior Double  twin for 2 persons

Superior Double twin for 2 persons

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Suite Double twin

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Le Germinal, The Originals Relais

Welcome to one of the region’s best restaurants. With 2 forks in the Michelin guide, the Le Germinal, The Originals Relais restaurant serves sophisticated cuisine, majestically presented and fine tasting, mostly consisting of seafood. The setting of the 3 dining rooms, with light walls and a mix of sophisticated contemporary furniture and old furniture, provides an elegant ambiance. Wide bay windows look out onto the rural countryside on the banks of the Vilaine river. In the summer the best place to eat is on the wooden terrace which juts out into the water like the bow of a ship. Order dinner here or take your breakfast out after helping yourself from the generous buffet.

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The menus change here with the seasons and according to what is available at the market. Local products feature on the menu enhanced with some original touches. High quality traditional cuisine with a surprising twist, from starter to dessert. To supplement the dishes, ask the owner Aude’s advice as she is also a trained sommelier.


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Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast is included in the price of the room.

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With the Half Board offer, breakfast and dinner are included in the price of the room.


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Le Germinal, The Originals Relais

Pin 9, cours de la Vilaine 35510 Cesson-Sévigné, France

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Rennes is famous for its half-timbered medieval houses, its huge St Peter’s cathedral, its Breton parliament and its Mordelais gates. Thabor park (one of France’s most beautiful parks with 10 hectares) has a rose garden and aviary. The Museum of Fine Arts exhibits works of Botticelli, Rubens and Picasso. The Champs Libres cultural centre houses Brittany Museum and Space Sciences with a planetarium.

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Jogging and walks along the water's edge, swimming pool, tennis, kayaking, golf, etc. 
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Brocéliande forest, the Manor of the Automobile and Old Trades of Lohéac. Saint-Malo and its city walls. Cancale, its port and oyster museum. Mont Saint Michel, an unmissable site, etc.

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You need to climb the stairs to access the Le Germinal, The Originals Relais’s small seminar room. Underneath the roof, it benefits from natural light and can accommodate up to 20 people. Flipchart, screen, video projector, Wi-Fi, etc. are all available for your study days and residential and semi-residential seminars in a quiet setting surrounded by nature. Other spaces in the hotel can be turned into event rooms on request.

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