A 15-minute walk from downtown, LeCoq-Gadby is a former family estate turned boutique hotel. At the Michelin-starred restaurant, dine on capon stuffed with morel mushrooms, a popular Christmas meal. Learn to make macarons in chef Pierre Legrand’s on-site cooking classes or warm up in the spa’s Turkish bath.
From $190, 156 Rue d’Antrain, Rennes, France. This appeared in the November/December 2010 issue.