Hotel les Mouettes
Plage de Lorient,
Situated directly on Lorient Beach, this relatively affordable hotel makes up for its modest design with a prime location on the water. Just yards from the crashing waves, the seven air-conditioned bungalows are decorated with white gingerbread trim, red iron roofs, and outdoor patios with barbecue grills. The blue-and-white interiors are basic but comfortable, with tiled floors, wooden furniture, seashell-patterned fabrics, and small kitchenettes. The Jojo supermarket is just down the street, and the bungalows are right across from La Petite Colombe, a popular French bakery serving almond croissants, chocolate éclairs, and fresh cappuccino.