According to legend, Saint Guénolé (for whom the 19th-century château was named) took refuge on this spot while fleeing the devil, and it remains a grand retreat—after all, it’s part of a sweeping 250-acre estate with lush garden and stunning water views. On the main floor, four stately salons remain exactly as they were when the family—who still maintain the hotel—lived here; and the guest rooms carry on the regal feel with divine architectural details and
attractive antiques. Superb gourmet meals can be enjoyed on several outdoor terraces, although the candlelit, tapestried, and Michelin-starred dining room is hard to beat. For guests seeking a more virtuous itinerary, a "fasting" package offers every possible diversion, including walks through the estate's ancient forests, sailing, mountain biking, swimming in a pool surrounded by rose gardens, tennis, and a full range of spa treatments.