Les Maisons de Louis – History
It all started with Guy Conan, a family farmer,
He travels in the different local markets and increases his visibility, becomes much appreciated by everyone, earning the name of “Tonton Guy”.
In 1982, he decides to change career and buys a bar on the port of Paimpol: “l’Escale”. Later on, he opens a crêperie. In 1991, he buys an old fashion house not too far from l’Escale and turns it into a restaurant, now “l’Islandais” before creating
In 1993, 4 hotel rooms on the first floor: The “Mutine”, “Etoile”, “Belle Poule” and “Islandaise”, after the names of Paimpol schooners.
In 1994, Tonton Guy sells l’Escale and buys in 1997 a beautiful shipowner’s residence, neighbouring l’Islandais and decides to turn it into a charming hotel in order to join the first four rooms which had already been created. The hotel is named “K’Loys” (“Ker Loys”, house of Louis in Breton language).
In 2001, Guy Conan’s nephew, Jean-Marc Conan decides to take part in the adventure and leave the family farm to take charge of l’Islandais. In 2005, Tonton Guy decides to create the hotel restaurant also known as “Tonton Guy’s Bistrot”.
Jean Marc decides to buy l’Escale in 2009 and in April 2012, takes over the hotel and Bistrot. Indeed, he decides to make way for him and let him manage the family business.
In July 2012, Jean-Marc buys an old jewellery on the port and turns it into an ice-cream shop/tea salon: “Adam”. It is a great and beautiful adventure following its course and we wish yo thank all the people involved. Les Maisons de Louis are growing with their customers and our main objective is to please them.
Thank you to all.