To visit



Located on the Emerald Coast, Dinard and its surroundings offer landscapes of incomparable beauty. Torn coasts, rocky peaks and cliffs make up panoramas to contemplate without moderation! Take advantage of your stay in the seaside resort of Dinard to discover these bewitching landscapes by walking along the numerous footpaths that line the region.

Dinard



Location



Dinard is a famous seaside resort, especially with the British and Americans and organizes an annual British film festival.The seaside resort of Dinard is located on the Emerald Coast, near the border with the Côtes-d'Armor and the city of Saint-Malo (where the Rance River separates). It is the tidal plant of the Rance, located in the town of La Richardais, a technological feat of the 1960s and a tourist attraction, which connects Dinard and Saint-Malo.Not far from Dinard are the Channel Islands, which can be reached in one hour by high-speed ship from Saint-Malo or 15 minutes by plane from Dinard Pleurtuit Saint-Malo airport.The four main beaches of the city are the beaches of the Priory, the Lock, Saint-Enogat and Port-Blanc. There are other beaches, unsupervised and smaller, accessible by the coastal road that connects the Priory to the Port Blanc (beaches of Malouine, Port-Riou and Notre-Dame-du-Roc).

Transport of Dinard



In 1901 was opened the tramway line from Dinard to Saint-Briac. It was a steam tramway line with a metric track that connected the cities of Saint-Briac and Dinard through Saint-Lunaire. It was opened between 1901 and 1902. In 1929, the line closed and was replaced by a bus service.Until 1987, the city was served directly, in season, by a Corail train Paris-Montparnasse-Dinard. This link was abolished and the station, dating from the late nineteenth century, was demolished in the 2000s. However, access to Dinard has recently been facilitated by the arrival of the TGV linking Paris to Saint-Malo station in less than three hours and offering a connection by bus. For motorists, the free expressways make up for the absence of a freeway. A maritime shuttle connects Dinard to Saint-Malo.
The city is also served by the airport of Dinard Pleurtuit Saint-Malo.

Historical monuments



The commune has 5 historical monuments and 146 inventoried buildings:
The knights Olivier and Geoffroy de Montfort's burial ground dating from the 14th century. They are located in the ruins of the chapel of the old priory which is near the beach of the Priory.The house known as the Black Prince, also built in the 14th century.The Baronnais manor house, of Breton Renaissance style with its French gardens, was built in 1647.The fort of Harbour Island, a former redoubt fortified by Simeon Garangeau in 1689.The tennis club, one of the first built in France (in 1879).



Beaches of Dinard



La commune compte quatre plages principales dotées d’un poste de surveillance et d’équipements saisonniers :
La plage du Port-Blanc, située également sur la commune de Saint-Lunaire.La plage de Saint-Énogat, située à proximité du quartier ancien de Saint-Énogat.La plage de l’Écluse, plage principale de la ville à proximité du centre-ville. Le casino, la piscine olympique d’eau de mer chauffée et le Palais des congrès, se situent le long de cette plage.La plage du Prieuré, à l’extrémité est de la Promenade du Clair de Lune.

Events in Dinard



Plant market.Market: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the esplanade of the Hall from 8 am to 1 pm. Depending on the season, 100 to 300 merchants are present. One of the largest in the region. 500 parking spaces. Seasonal market on Wednesday morning in Saint-Énogat on the Place du Calvaire.Antique fairs: the first Sunday of each month from April to September on the esplanade of the Hall. From 8 am to 7 pm, 45 second-hand dealers are present, all professionals.Dinard British Film Festival, which takes place every autumn.Festival of young designers.Rendez-vous aux jardins.The Festivals of Laughter.Cowes-Dinard Boat Race, organized with the help of the Dinard Yacht Club.

Visits and cultures



Le Mont-Saint-Michel




Mont-Saint-Michel is located in the department of Manche and the region of Basse-Normandie. It takes its name from a rocky islet dedicated to Saint Michael where the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel stands today.The architecture of Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay make it the most visited tourist site in Normandy and the third in France (after the Île-de-France) with more than 3,000,000 visitors each year. A statue of Saint Michael placed at the top of the abbey church culminates at 170 meters above the shore. The abbey and its outbuildings are classified as historical monuments. The town and the bay have been on the UNESCO world heritage list since 1979.The bay of Mont-Saint-Michel is the scene of the highest tides in continental Europe, up to 15 meters of tidal range, the difference between low and high tides. The sea then reaches the coast "at the speed of a galloping horse", as the saying goes.

Cancale



Cancale is located at the western end of the bay of Mont Saint-Michel, on the coast of Ille-et-Vilaine (Emerald Coast), fifteen kilometers east of Saint-Malo. The bay of Cancale is bounded by the Pointe des Roches Noires to the south and the Pointe des Crolles to the north.
Cancale, which launches its moles at the end of the bay, has long been associated by lovers of good food with the taste of oysters and mussels tasty; on the spot, it is a pleasure that we extend, depending on the state of the tide, by the picturesque spectacle of a charming port or that of oyster farmers at work in the labyrinth of parks.

Dol-de-Bretagne



Dol-de-Bretagne is located halfway between Saint-Malo and the Mont-Saint-Michel, south of Cherrueix and Le Vivier-sur-Mer, municipalities on the sea shore. Rennes is 55 km to the south.
Dol-de-Bretagne is located on the edge of the cliff, about twenty meters high, that the sea still came to beat in the 10th century before the accumulation of marine deposits that allowed the construction of the coastal dyke, today part of the tourist road Pontorson-Saint-Malo.
The region of Dol-de-Bretagne has been inhabited for a long time as testified by the menhir of the Dolent field (measuring 9,30 m, it is one of the highest of Brittany) which dates from the Neolithic period and is located at the exit of the city in direction of Combourg.



Saint-Malo



Saint-Malo - with its centuries-old and often colorful past - is nonetheless firmly anchored in the 21st century as evidenced by the dynamism of its economy. Traditionally, its main activity is based on the sea, Saint-Malo is the first port of the north coast of Brittany mixing yachting, fishing, trade and international travelers.Tourism, although coming second in terms of income, is nonetheless very developed: the historic city (the intramuros) is one of the most visited in Brittany. In 2010, a survey published by the website TripAdvisor ranked it as the first favorite destination of Europeans in France.The tides of the bay of Saint-Malo are among the most important in Europe.The tour of the ramparts is undoubtedly the first tourist attraction of Saint-Malo. These ramparts encircle the entire city and can be virtually toured on the website of the Malouin tourist office.

Dinan



The city of Dinan is fortified by a belt of ramparts and was defended by an imposing castle. Strategic point for the traffic between Normandy and the north coast of Brittany, Dinan is mainly built on a hill. The city dominates 75 m the Rance which flows northward to throw itself in the Channel between Saint-Malo and Dinard. Dinan proposed for a long time the most northern bridge to cross the Rance and its wide estuary.
Nowadays, the city has largely restored its heritage. Half-timbered houses still line the Place des Cordeliers, the Rue de l'Horloge, the famous Rue du Jerzual and other cobbled streets in the center. The churches of Saint-Sauveur and Saint-Malo stand in the middle of the city's former parishes.

Erquy



Erquy is a village on the Penthièvre coast and a very active fishing port (with a fleet of about 80 trawlers). It is especially known as the capital of the scallops fished in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc.
Erquy is a very popular tourist destination in the summer and has retained its undeniable charm with its many pink sandstone houses. Nearby is the Cape of Erquy, a famous rocky promontory surrounded by moors and owned by the Côtes-d'Armor department.



Le Cap fréhel



This cape is one of the most impressive in Brittany. It is an ornithological reserve located at 8.5 km from Fréhel and 4 km from Plévenon: the cliff dominates the sea by about 70 meters. A path between the heather and the gorse goes around the cape. The old granite lighthouse (or Vauban tower) was built under Louis XIV in 1650. The current lighthouse, dating from 1950, dominates the sea from 103 meters. On a clear day, it is sometimes possible to see the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey).

Le Fort-La-Latte



Formerly the Roche-Gouyon, the castle of Fort-La-Latte is located at the point of the same name, in front of the Fréhel Cape. It is one of the most famous Breton castles. Remarkable by its situation on a rocky cape, facing the sea, it was used as a set for many films.

Sports activities



Hiking tours



The shores of the Emerald Coast offer hiking trails accessible to all, in the middle of original and varied landscapes. For the more experienced, the customs officers' path and its GR34 will project you into a majestic marine setting. The path of the customs officers, created at the end of the 18th century to put an end to smuggling, runs along the Breton coast on about 2000kms. From the Mont Saint Michel to the southern limit of Brittany, it runs along the Côtes d'Armor and allows you to discover magnificent and sometimes unknown sectors such as the Goélo coast, the Ajoncs coast and of course the pink granite coast.

Tennis practice



Dinard has its own Tennis Club which offers you all year round clay courts with the possibility of training courses and courses for all levels.



Golf practice



Discover the Golf de Dinard located in Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, its golf course of 5256 m consists of 18 holes and a PAR of 68.