La Grange de la Pépinière
Le Vivier is at the centre of the Mont St-Michel bay. The tidal rise -that is the difference between high and low tide- can reach up to 50 feet. At low tide you will be able to go for long walks into the ocean and see the mussels on their typical stakes (Le Vivier is the mussel-breeding center of France - more than 10,000 tons per year); or you can visit the sandcastles of the sandworms (Unesco world heritage site) or you can just walk along the 14th century dyke which was built by the request of Anne Duchess of Brittany. Ten miles to the east you will get to Mont St-Michel. To the west you will get to Cancale and furtehr on to St-Malo (13 miles).
How to get there:
By car: Take the highway from Rouen - Caen - Avranches up to exit Dol-de-Bretagne/Le Vivier-sur-Mer.... or from Paris - Le Mans up to exit Laval/Fougères and then national road to Fougères, Dol-de-Bretagne, Le Vivier.
By train: TGV from Paris to Dol-de-Bretagne or Saint Malo (we pick you up).
By plane: Air France to Rennes (50 miles to Le Vivier) or Ryan Air to Dinard/St Malo (15 miles).
The House: An old farmhouse built in the 18th century, completely renovated in 2004. We used organic materials, protecting the original granite and adobe walls with lime plaster and hemp insulation. Using oiled hardwoods for the staircase and internal doors. The house has central heating using a heat pump.
Non Smoking house!
The rooms: There were three guestrooms with queen-size beds, each with their individual full bathrooms and closets. Two guestrooms were on the right side of the spli-level house (see picture). The third guestroom was on the garden side and there was an additional room for children in the attic. The children had to use the bathroom with their parents.
Breakfast was served in the living/dining room. Additionally each room had its own coffeemaker.
2019 price per room, including breakfast was:
Couple Euro 45,00
Single guest € 41,00
Extra charge of € 8,00 per child.
NO MORE Reservations are possible!
Before they were taken by phone, fax or E-Mail. We speak German, French, Italian and English. If written we can also handle Spanish and Dutch.
Garden Room on first floor with bathroom, including shower and WC
Beam Room on second floor with bathroom, including bath tub, bidet and WC
Chandelier Room on 3rd floor with bathroom, including bath tub and WC
View of Garden
Sightseeing near to Le Vivier-sur-Mer
+ Mont Saint Michel, "the cathedral on the rock in the sea" is the 8th wonder of the world.
+ "The city of the corsairs", with ferries to England, Jersey and Guernsey.
+ Steep coast between Cancale and St Malo with numerous small bays for swimming.
+ Biggest menhir of Brittany (30 feet) near to Dol-de-Bretagne, a small medieval town with the old bishop's cathedral. The House of Stewart origins from Dol.
+ Mont Dol, granite rock with spectacular view over the bay, not far from Le Vivier.
+ Tidal power station at the mouth of the Rance river between St Malo and Dinard, glamorous coastal resort across the sea from St Malo (said to be "British").
+ Le Cap de Groin near to Cancale, one of the small beaches between Cancale and St Malo.
A cause de la Plandemie des gouvernements, nous avons vendu la maison. //
Aufgrund der Plandemie der Regierung(en), haben wir das Haus verkauft. //
In result of the Plandemic by the government(s) we sold the house.
The former Bed & Breakfast in Le Vivier-sur-Mer will be sold 30 April 2021.
This site will stay as an online-souvenir of the original design and use until 2019 as family home and its 3 rooms for Bed & Breakfast.