Dinard flourished in the Belle Époque. From the 1850s, rich families were infatuated with the place and had luxury villas built here. Today, with a casino, art galleries and beautiful hotels, “Dinard, the elegant” is still a very sought-after seaside resort. You must have heard of the famous Festival of British Cinema that draws in many celebrities every autumn. To succumb to the charm of Dinard, lose yourself in the narrow streets and stroll along the Chemin des Douaniers.
Between Prieuré beach and Pointe du Moulinet, Promenade du Clair de Lune, lined with Mediterranean gardens, is ideal for relaxing. Every night from July to September, the path is lit up and music is played. In summer, Dinard is very busy. Don’t hesitate to go to the more peaceful resorts of Saint-Lunaire and Saint-Briac on the Chemin des Douaniers along the sea.
West of Dinard, the seaside resorts of Saint-Lunaire, Saint-Briac and Lancieux offer pretty beaches, far from the crowds, and a wonderful view of the Emerald Coast. Like Pont-Aven, many painters have found inspiration here, such as Auguste Renoir and Henri Rivière. For art lovers, there is an art festival every year in Saint-Briac.