©Yannick Le Gal
Dinard, Saint‑Briac and Saint‑LunaireThe charm of the Belle Epoque on the Emerald Coast
Watch video

Dinard, Saint‑Briac and Saint‑Lunaire

Have you heard about Dinard and its Belle Epoque villas? This resort on the Emerald Coast has retained its charm and style. From here you can admire the Rance and Saint-Malo. Unless you would prefer the charming seaside resorts of Saint-Lunaire, Saint-Briac and Lancieux, close by.


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.

Mediterranean vegetation

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.

Auguste Renoir

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.

Did you know?

The monk with a sword

It is said that, in the 6th century, arriving in thick fog, Saint Lunaire cut the fog with his sword and slashed the cliff before arriving at the site of the current village. According to legend, the prints of his sandals are still visible on the headland.

Information & bookings

Dinard Tourist Office

Official website of tourism in Brittany