Undiscovered France

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Indulge the Princess Within

What better place to celebrate love than where Merlin and Vivien shared a magical tryst? A trip to Broceliande's Valley of No Return is filled with tales of crystal castles and a sought-after grail, where you'll swear you can hear the clippity-clop of Sir Lancelot's horse.

Settle Into Island Time

The coast not remote enough? Try Belle-Ile, where you can rent a Lilliputian dune buggy and tear across the rugged landscape. Another must-try: thalassotherapy (created in Brittany) at Castel Thalasso (at the Hotel Castel Clara), followed by a detoxifying seaweed wrap.

Where to Unwind

Château du Guilguiffin

More "Château & Breakfast" than B&B, this stunning 18th-century castle-hotel outside Quimper (home to Faience pottery) has it all: amazing antiques, mile-long tables where you'll feast like nobility, and sprawling grounds perfect for lazy picnics. (Doubles from $170. 33-02-98-91-52-11; chateau-guilguiffin.com)

Les Rimains, at Maisons de Bricourt

A petite, four-room cottage on the sea near Cancale, it is owned by Michelin-starred restaurateur Olivier Roellinger and is only an hour from must-see Mont St. Michel. (Doubles from $200. 800-735-2478; relaischateaux.com.)

(For more info, call 410-286-8311 or visit franceguide.com.)

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