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Dinard, the elegant

Dinard, a seaside resort on the Emerald Coast, is marked by the Belle Époque and its British influences. With its 407 listed villas, its charm is timeless and very chic.

THE PIONEERS OF THE COAST

Close your eyes and imagine for just a moment the crème de la crème of the English aristocracy on Dinard beach in their bathing attire, sporting boaters, crinolines and parasols. In the 19th century, Dinard, a seaside resort on the Emerald Coast famed for its mild climate, welcomed an elegant population that came here to breathe in the ocean air. Here in this climate of high-society and abandon, the great names of those who made the resort famous were whispered: Mrs Faber or Mr and Mrs Hallet. It was a different time with different customs; the art of bathing was still in its infancy, but a current had just been born: that of seaside holidays.

 

THE PIONEERS OF THE COAST

Close your eyes and imagine for just a moment the crème de la crème of the English aristocracy on Dinard beach in their bathing attire, sporting boaters, crinolines and parasols. In the 19th century, Dinard, a seaside resort on the Emerald Coast famed for its mild climate, welcomed an elegant population that came here to breathe in the ocean air. Here in this climate of high-society and abandon, the great names of those who made the resort famous were whispered: Mrs Faber or Mr and Mrs Hallet. It was a different time with different customs; the art of bathing was still in its infancy, but a current had just been born: that of seaside holidays.

 

BREATHTAKING VIEWS

Take a pleasant coastal walk at the bottom of the cliffs to Saint-Lunaire. Stroll along Promenade au Clair-de-Lune, punctuated with beautiful villas, then breathe in the ocean air at Pointe du Moulinet as you admire the breathtaking view of Saint-Malo bay. Further west, setting off from Écluse beach, is Promenade de la Malouine, rocked by the murmur of the backwash against the rocks. Charming isn’t it?

OTHER SITES TO DISCOVER

The Festival of British Cinema in October; the regattas organised by the Yacht Club; the Casino Belle Epoque; the very famous Dinard golf course, one of the oldest on the continent ; the Rance Valley by boat trip or, for drivers, along the signposted tourist route.

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