A 3-hour train ride from the French capital will take you directly to Saint-Malo, a port city full of history in Brittany.
Famous for its history of piracy, Saint-Malo is now a popular destination for Europeans as it offers a seaside escape filled with history, relaxation and great cuisine. Overlooking the beach, AR Iniz Hotel is where we are checking in. The charming 3-star boutique hotel features 22 rooms with 9 overlooking the sea and boasting a balcony from where you can breathe in the fresh air and sleep to the relaxing sounds of the crashing waves. With its nautical design, the AR Iniz is an ideal address if you are looking for a hotel overlooking the sea for stretched out walks, or runs, along the beach, and to watch the sunrise and the sunset with unobstructed views.
The hotel also features a cosy restaurant where the chef serves a menu inspired by the seasons and fresh, local produce. Dishes include a savoury cheesecake made with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, creamy risotto with parmesan and artichoke, and roasted lobster. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers not only a refined cuisine but a sprawling terrace extending to the sand, to be enjoyed on warmer days from where you can feel the sun on your skin while enjoying a glass of chilled wine, and during the cooler months the indoor dining room offers a warm and cosy ambiance to be embraced with a nice drop of red wine.