The picturesque fishing village of Roscoff is possibly most meaningful to us Brits as the original point of departure for battalions of French onion salesmen with their striped jerseys, berets and bicycles. Their legacy remains in the form of ‘La Maison de Johnnies et l’oignon’ which is a farm/museum celebrating their exploits. Yet, there is much more to this ‘petite cite de caractere’. The best places to stay in Roscoff offer sophisticated comfort and access to a wide range of activities.
Since the 1960’s and the establishment of ferry routes to Britain and Ireland, Roscoff has, deservedly, become a popular tourist destination. Attractive 16th century buildings line the coast and the streets are full of great restaurants –seafood especially- galleries and gift shops. The area is also famed for its ‘Brittany Thalassotherapy’ - a type of sea water spa.
Just beyond the harbour lies the tiny Ile de Batz with its gorgeous ‘Jardin Exotique’ and lighthouse – both open to visitors. In Roscoff itself there is the gothic Notre Dame de Croaz whose church bells resemble a tiered cake.
Fish is still a busy local industry. There is a daily market and it is possible to organise trips with the fishermen.
There is a wide range of accommodation in the town and the best places to stay in Roscoff range from cheap B&Bs and gites to Michelin starred foodie havens.
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A charming seaside hotel in Carantec. Simple cosy rooms, most with views of the sea. Pretty gardens, terrace, and great French food in the restaurant. Family friendly, beachy, and excellent value with plenty of activities nearby.
A charming traditional stone house on the seafront with stunning views out to the island of Batz. Sophisticated, contemporary rooms, and family rooms, have all the mod cons including DVD players, elegant furnishings, and huge beds. Walking distance to the beach and to restaurants.
A glorious hotel on the Breton coast with stunning ocean views, a fabulous seafood restaurant, and therapeutic spa. A choice of bedrooms, suites, or an apartment (sleeps 4), all with lots of space and elegant furnishings. Lots of exploring, romantic, gourmet, and family friendly.