Our historic district of Les Godelins

An authentic Legris villa in the heart of the historic Godelins district

Our house, la Korrigane, is located in the heart of the historic district of Etables-sur-mer (Binic-Etables-sur-mer since 2016). The history of this district is told to you below…

The Legris

In 1895, Oscar and Victoria LEGRIS, a ""Belle Epoque"" couple, decided to make Etables a renowned seaside destination by developing the Godelins beach. This industrialist from Versailles therefore favored the urbanization of the town through the construction of villas, bathing cabins, hot baths and the development of roads towards the beach.

Their achievements: 18 ""Legris"" villas

At the beginning of 1900, Etables had 18 villas, of which Oscar LEGRIS was the promoter. Each of them has a female first name whose initial follows the alphabetical order: Amélie, Béatrix, Charlotte, Denise, Elisabeth, Flore, Germaine, Henriette, Isabelle, Jeanne, Luce, Madeleine (la Korrigane) and Noémi. Four villas called the twins, Olga and Praxède, Radegonde and Solange, are located on Commandant Charcot.The 18th is Villa Persévéranza, Oscar Legris' own villa.

These villas are of different sizes, but of the same design. Each house was rented with a bathhouse on the beach.

The majority of these villas are located on avenue Victoria, boulevard Legris and rue du Commandant Charcot. In front of the Godelins beach, Oscar LEGRIS sold land, and the Bellevue hotel was built there, then inaugurated in 1907. Occupied by the Germans during the Second World War, it became the center of a summer camp. The former hotel is now a private co-ownership of several apartments.