FERRY & HOTEL
Le Grand Hotel Abbatiale, Bénodet
France > Brittany > BENODET
The Grand Hotel Abbatiale occupies a wonderful position opposite the harbour in the heart of this popular resort which has a 'bucket and spade' charm that appeals to all ages. Once the holiday home of actress Sarah Bernhardt, friendly staff will welcome you to this pleasant hotel that is perhaps a little dated but is great value for money. Traditional in style, it has spacious, simply furnished accommodation, there is a bar and lounge although no restaurant (plenty to choose from locally) and a continental breakfast is served each morning. Guests can also benefit from reduced rates at a nearby spa where you can enjoy thalassotherapy treatments, a sauna and a steam room as well as use the outdoor pool (May-Sept) at the owners' other hotel (50m). Superior rooms with a view of the river/harbour are available too. Hotel parking approx. 9€/day. Bénodet is a picture-perfect yachting resort on the Odet estuary which, over the years, has been repeatedly voted one of Brittany's best family holiday resorts. Its main attraction is its lovely beach and crystal clear water, although there are plenty of other smaller beaches and rocky coves around that are also well worth a visit including Pointe du Coq which, due to its position, catches the very last of the day's sunshine so is popular with sun lovers. The surrounding countryside is beautiful too so if you like walking you won't be short of places to explore. Or why not take a trip up river to Quimper, famous for its pottery, or visit the Glenan Islands, a popular tourist destination about 10 miles off the coast.