From LAX, Air Tahiti Nui and Air France offer nonstop service to Paris, and Delta, British and Lufthansa offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begain at $485, excluding taxes and fees. The Brittany coast is an easy 300-mile drive west of Paris.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 33 (country code for France), and the local number, minus the zero at the beginning.
WHERE TO STAY
Hôtel des Trois Fontaines, Route d'Auray, Locmariaquer; 02-97-57-42-70, http://www.hotel-troisfontaines.com, is a small motel-style inn near the center of the village with large, well-equipped rooms and an extremely welcoming staff. Doubles from about $102, including breakfast.
Le Manoir des Douets Fleuris, Cancale; 02-23-15-13-81, http://www.manoirdesdouetsfleuris.com, is a charming country inn and restaurant with gardens and a swimming pool. Doubles from about $108, including breakfast.
Résidence Mer, 17 Route de Quehan, St.-Philibert; 02-97-55-17-78, http://www.residence-mer.com, is a tidy B&B among oyster farms on the Crach River; doubles from about $89, including breakfast.
WHERE TO EAT
La Pointe du Grouin, Cancale; 02-99-8960-55, http://www.hotelpointedugrouin.com, is a modest hotel-brasserie on the stunning point north of Cancale, good for refreshments after a walk. Fixed-price menus from $28.
Le Chantier, 13 Chemin du Passeur, St.-Philibert; 02-97-55-17-42, is a tiny place that serves the area's best fresh seafood. Reservations required; dinner from about $55 a person.
TO LEARN MORE
French Tourism Development Agency, http://www.franceguide.com