Brittany’s top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

July 18, 2012

Villa Tri Men/Hôtel du Bac, Sainte-Marine Originally a grand holiday home and now a boutique hotel, the Villa Tri Men sits elegantly on a leafy peninsula in the pretty fishing village of Sainte-Marine, 16 miles from Quimper. Most of its 20 bedrooms look across the harbour and the Odet estuary towards the fashionable resort of […]

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The Côte d’Azur’s top 10 beach hotels and Bamp;Bs on a budget

June 8, 2012

This selection of budget-priced hotels takes you along the beaches and resorts of the Côte d’Azur, from Toulon to Menton and the border with Italy. While rates will rise steeply in July and August, the Riviera can still be an affordable destination. All prices quoted are for off-peak season, including breakfast (unless stated) and Wi-Fi. […]

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Normandy’s top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

March 2, 2012

Banc des Oiseaux Only open since June last year, this is the dream Normandy location – a magnificent mansion in 1920s Anglo-Normande style, sitting right on the long Merville Franceville beach. Monique Derre bought the house a year ago specifically to turn it into a chic chambre d’hôte. She is passionate about interior design and […]

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