Since 2000, a human, cultural and tourism project has been developing at Kergroadez – in the heart of the Pays d’Iroise – so that the castle can meet again its original vocation – to be a place of exchange and community life, a veritable conservatory of social links. The estate, which is open to all, hosts a wide range of events and original tours, enabling visitors of all ages to discover the site according to their own interests…

To ensure the long-term success of the project, and to enable visitors to contribute to the life of the castle, it is essential to be accompanied by a tourist ecosystem known as La Route des Pingouins, which extends in Brittany. Deeply rooted in the region, it is made up of complementary activities: events, transport, accommodation – hotels and stopover gîtes – and catering.

Belvedere Hotel – Brest

Still in Brest, but already far in the ocean…

From its large garden, overlooking Brest harbour and the ocean beyond, the Belvédère hotel offers 30 bright and welcoming rooms. Ideally located in the heart of the “Brest-Iroise Technopole”, 15 minutes far from the town and its hustle, you can enjoy the peace of the open spaces while taking in the fresh sea air.
Seminars, weddings… The vast panoramic veranda and its terrace, open onto the park, the catering service and the private car park offer an ideal setting to welcome groups and organising unforgettable events.

Belvedere Hotel

L’hôtel de Carantec, Restaurant Nicolas Carro

In Finistère, there is a place where the sweetness of life is cultivated more than anywhere else… In the Bay of Morlaix, at the heart of a charming historical seaside town, immensely open to the peninsula, Hotel de Carantec – Restaurant Nicolas Carro welcomes you to its Michelin-starred table and warm rooms.

Taking a seat at a table under the grand glass roof, bathed in light, is a unique experience, an invitation to reverie and travel.
Solar and radiant, deep and warm, Nicolas Carro’s cuisine reflects the infinite and changing horizons of the region.

Between sky and sea, our twelve rooms all offer breathtaking views of the turquoise waters of the Bay of Morlaix and its archipelago of wild islets. Spacious and refined, true havens of serenity, they are designed for your utmost comfort to ensure moments of calm and relaxation.

L’hôtel de Carantec – Restaurant Nicolas Carro

L’éco hôtel restaurant Le Château de Sable à Porspoder

Face to the sea and the sand dunes, the Château de Sable, or “kastell-treaz” in Breton, is an ecological hotel and restaurant overlooking a unique and breathtaking area.

Fresh air, conviviality, well-being and gastronomy are all on offer, so you can recharge your batteries at its Michelin-starred restaurant and enjoy the intense natural surroundings.

Le Château de Sable

L’hôtel restaurant le Castel Ac’h à Lilia-Plouguerneau

In the heart of the land of Abers, between sea and lighthouses, try a charming stop with your feet in the water and your head in the stars, amidst the rhythms of a spectacular and preserved nature.

Come and savor the simple and authentic charms of the edge of the world…
Here, nature is everywhere and the chef manage with it in his inventive menu.

Le Castel Ac’h

Les Pentys de Mezou-Pors à Porspoder

Nestled in the heart of a preserved bocage site of nearly 3 hectares, the 21 Mezou-Pors cottages welcome groups and families all year round in the charming coastal village of Porspoder.
Each “penty” includes a kitchen-living room, bedrooms to accommodate up to six people, a bathroom, and a toilet.

Village vacances Mezou-Pors

Le gîte d’étape Les Pingouins de l’aber à Brélès

Facing the island of Ouessant in the Pays d’Iroise and along the Aber Ildut, the Les Pingouins de l’Aber hostel is an ideal place to relax and commune with nature…

The hostel can accommodate 15 visitors, distributed in rooms for 1 to 3 people.
The ground floor room and the common area, including the kitchen, are accessible to people with reduced mobility. The entire hostel is accessible to individuals with visual or hearing impairments.

Les Pingouins de l’Aber

Les Pingouins du Phare à Lilia-Plouguerneau

On an essential stop on the GR34 – the lighthouse of l’Île Vierge – a new hostel along the Route des Pingouins.

In the town center of Lilia-Plouguerneau, in the shadow of the church, the buildings of the fishing school – an annex of the Aber Wrac’h maritime apprenticeship school – created after World War II by Abbé Pierre Cornec, have just been completely renovated to welcome the Les Pingouins du Phare hostel.

The building offers 15 sleeping accommodations and a large dining room.
Each of the 7 rooms, decorated with the assistance of the Plouguerneau ecomuseum, recalls the initial educational and maritime vocation of the place by showcasing the old trades of the Pays d’Iroise.

Les Pingouins du Phare

Les refuges de mer sur l’îlot du Ledenez à Molène

Voluntary exiles in the heart of nature – a unique opportunity to stay on an islet in the middle of nowhere…

Two cottages, each accommodating 8 people and inspired by mountain refuges, allow you to spend one or two unforgettable nights in tranquility amidst the ocean in a natural and atypical environment.

Supported by the municipality of Molène and managed by the Route des Pingouins, this cottage project aims to rehabilitate a set of seaweed gatherers’ houses to preserve the last elements of this type of heritage and give them a new purpose at the heart of the ecosystems and landscapes of Iroise, while also supporting employment on the island.

Les refuges de mer