Central/Upper Atlantic Coast & south Brittany - have searched
We're visiting France for the first time. Searches have unearthed just a few posts for these areas. We're driving from Bordeaux up the coast for a few days and to Brittany's south coast for a few days. Then taking the TGV to Paris (for only 3 1/2 days).
Any further help for suggested restos and their towns to stay in on the coasts would be appreciated.
We thoroughly enjoyed Pont Aven. Here is what I wrote on Chowhound last year: On the south coast, Le Moulin de Rosmadec in Pont Aven. In a village that is almost too pretty, Le Moulin provides very comfortable riverside rooms (with guaranteed private parking, no small perk in such a destination village.) Choices of the formal Moulin restaurant or many village options. This was a sleeper. We were sure that we would hate the touristy atmosphere, but the natural beauty, fun shops, fabulous museum and very good food choices made us love this place. http://www.moulinderosmadec.com/
Last month we stayed at Talvern, an excellent chambre d'hote 20km east of Lorient. Read what I wrote about it here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/869188
On the same visit we stayed at La Mare aux Oiseaux near St. Nazaire. And wrote about it here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/869193 I'd like to add that this stay and meal have warmed in my recall. I was really rather ill when we were there and realize now how diminished my reactions to the experience were.
I'd return to all of these places in a heartbeat.