Fodor's Expert Review Castel Clara
Port-Goulphar, Bangor, Brittany, 56360, France
Perched on a cliff overlooking the surf and the narrow Anse de Goulphar Bay, this 1970s-era hotel was François Mitterrand's address when he vacationed on Belle-Ile and it still retains presidential glamour, with its renowned spa, saltwater pool, and spectacular views. In the bright, airy restaurant, chef Christophe Hardouin specializes in seafood, caught just offshore. The herb-crusted turbot and the line-caught sea bass are simple but delicious. Castel Clara's expansive wooden-deck terrace is the perfect lounging spot for cocktails at sundown.
- great facilities
- spectacular setting
- impersonal service
- hard to get to
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–mid-Dec., No meals