The Penguin Route is expanding in North Finistère

The Penguin Route is expanding in North Finistère
The Penguin Route is expanding in North Finistère

2000: Franck Jaclin acquires the Château de Kergroadez, in Brélès. He had it renovated and brought to life. The Penguins de l’aber lodge was then created (in 2011) in the town’s former town hall.

2012: takeover of the Mezou-Pors holiday village in Porspoder.

2013: Sand Castle opens in Porspoder. In a former summer camp in the City of Brest. A hotel-restaurant which has had a Michelin Star for several years.

2018: the Penguins stopover lodge at the Lilia-Plouguerneau lighthouse, next to the Castel Ac’h hotel-restaurant, which is also part of the network; takeover of the Roc’h Ar Mor hotel-restaurant in Ouessant.

2019: opening of the Maison des seaweed makers in Molène; purchase of the Le Belvédère hotel in Brest and the Hôtel de Carantec and its Michelin-starred restaurant (currently under renovation, they will both reopen at the end of June 2024).

2022: purchase of the Le Ruffé restaurant in Brest.

2024: opening of the Penguins of the station lodges above Ruffé and Penguins of the well in Guissény; purchase of the Château de Keromnès from Carantec to turn it into a hotel, restaurant, gîte; repurchase of the former Pontaniou prison, in Brest, with opening of the tourist and cultural complex planned for 2027.

2025: opening of a gîte in the former Kastel an Daol hotel in Molène and, at the end of the year, that of the Pingouins du pont in Tréglonou and another in Plougastel-Daoulas at the Champ-de-Foire (in the former teachers’ house).

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