“One of the most delicious and immediately appealing little hotels I have come across in a long time, La Devinière is the benign kingdom of the equally charming and benign Bernard Carrère, who has run the place for 25 years as a “maison des amis”, filling it with books, china and delightful objects d’art. The six bedrooms, though small (with tiny bathrooms) are as homely and artfully decorated as the ground floor sale des thés and salon bibliothèque that opens onto the pretty garden. Here we found M. Carrère stretched out on a deck chair on our unannounced visit; but he soon got up and told us all…we cannot wait to return. If you want TVs and minibars, don’t come here; if you want character, do.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
““La Devinière” was the house of writer François Rabelais :
a symbol of French spirit, and above all a French “ideal of living”.
This is why we gave this name to our house.
You’ll find “La Devinière” in a quiet pedestrian street leading to the main beach, in the heart of the old city. The rooms’ terraces look out onto the garden and Saint-Jean-Baptiste church tower, wich saw, on year 1660, the wedding of French King Louis XIV with the Spanish Infant, whose house is still today reflected by the port’s seas.
We invite you to discover “La Devinière” in accordance with your own rhythm and desire.