The story behind Le Clos Champel
The former smithy that’s now a charming hotel-restaurant full of character
Let’s step back in time… Le Clos Champel is housed in an old smithy with the addition of a small bar. In the days when mail was delivered by stagecoach, it was also the first place stopping place for the mail coach from Rennes.
Much later, Christian L’haridon and his wife Josette decided to give the building a new lease of life. After extensive renovation Le Clos Champel opened in 1988, offering local cuisine, gourmet food and a congenial atmosphere, reflecting the chef’s own outlook.
Although Le Clos Champel has undergone a series of improvements and extensions (kitchens renovated in 1996, veranda dining room added in 2002, sauna and spa area constructed and six new rooms added in 2008, amongst others), it has retained its Breton character with its rustic furniture, the fireplace from the old forge, and of course the culinary specialities made from regional produce.