Dinard

Travel Guide

The jewel of the Emerald Coast, this town of art and history, which is more chic than nearby Saint-Malo, offers an irresistible retro charm. Walking, casinos and culture, the "Nice of the north" has plenty to offer...

What would you say to a trip back in time? That's what awaits you in this little seaside resort, where the swanky villas bear witness to the splendour of days gone by. Once the small port of terre-neuvas, fishermen who set sail to fish for cod off Newfoundland, in the 19th century Dinard became the favoured holiday resort of the British aristocracy.

Start your visit at the Pointe du Moulinet and take a stroll along the promenade du Clair-de-Lune, the verdant path that is to Dinard what the Promenade des Anglais is to Nice. Among the palm trees and Atlas cedars, you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the walkway, which is lit up on summer evenings. If you're hungry, stop off at one of the seafood restaurants overlooking the sea... You'll pass the Bec de la Vallée slipway, before arriving at plage de l’Écluse, right in the heart of Dinard. Hit the shops, treat yourself to an ice cream or try your luck at roulette in the elegant casino: place your bets!

Continue your seaside walk to Pointe de la Malouine, which offers a fantastic view over the corsair city of Saint-Malo and the islands of Chausey, either walking along the shore, or through the streets dotted with lavish villas typical of the Belle Époque.

Prefer cycling? No worries! Dinard offers five marked cycling routes and you can take cycling route 4, which connects Mont-Saint-Michel and Roscoff. Sports enthusiasts can also enjoy an array of water sports, such as kayaking, land sailing or jet-skiing.

When it comes to nature, don't miss the tree-lined park of Port-Breton, which is home to many species of animals, including donkeys, wallabies and llamas: plenty to entertain the children!

As for culture, the town hosts the British film festival, which pays homage to UK cinema. Who'll win the Golden Hitchcock award this year? Such suspense...

There are several ways to get to Dinard. The town has an airport two and a half miles from the centre and has connections to Paris via the nearby Saint-Malo link. Alternatively, Dinard is four hours from Paris by car via the A11 motorway. Once you're there, you can get around on foot, by bus or by taxi, though to go off the beaten track car rental is your best bet.

Hôtel Emeria Dinard Thalasso & Spa
Hôtel Emeria Dinard Thalasso & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Avenue Du Chateau Hebert, Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine, 35800
The price is £150 per night from 2 Jun to 3 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Dinard. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (288 reviews)
Our Chritmas present
"Its was a christmas gift to each other. We checked in and we were given a room on the ground floor overlooking the beach. There was the most terrible smell from the bathroom drain, It actually made me sick. We told reception and they sent a housekeeper she put some solution down the drain but it ..."

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2021

Hôtel Emeria Dinard Thalasso & Spa
Castelbrac Hôtel & Spa
Castelbrac Hôtel & Spa
5 out of 5
17, Avenue George V, Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine, 35800
The price is £330 per night from 8 Jun to 9 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Dinard. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (88 reviews)
Perfect location for an amazing place
"I really enjoyed that stay with a perfect service and an amazing location. The restaurant need to be booked in advance."

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Castelbrac Hôtel & Spa
Hôtel Barrière Le Grand Hôtel Dinard
Hôtel Barrière Le Grand Hôtel Dinard
5 out of 5
46 avenue George V, Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine, BP 35801
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £271 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Dinard. Enjoy free WiFi, a casino and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (209 reviews)
"Great staff and very helpful"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2021

Hôtel Barrière Le Grand Hôtel Dinard
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Résidence Le Crystal
Résidence Le Crystal
15 Rue de la Malouine, Dinard, 35800
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Dinard. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the convenient parking in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Studio overlooking the bay
"The studio was very large, all redone on the top floor of the building with a very large balcony. The views are superb. Communication with the staff at arrival and departure was excellent. My train got cancelled and they helped me print a new ticket, called a cab, recommended local businesses and ..."

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Résidence Le Crystal
Homard&fox le Féart, Avec Terrasse&barbecue
Homard&fox le Féart, Avec Terrasse&barbecue
Dinard, Brittany
Stay at this apartment in Dinard. Enjoy WiFi and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Saint-Malo Ferry Port and Prieure Beach are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Séjour très agréable
"Excellent séjour et appartement confortable. À conseiller pour ceux qui veulent passer un agréable séjour en bord de mer. Merci pour l'accueil."

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2022

Homard&fox le Féart, Avec Terrasse&barbecue
Ground Floor Apartment With Sea Views
Ground Floor Apartment With Sea Views
Dinard, Brittany
Stay at this apartment in Dinard. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden and a kitchen. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions Saint-Malo ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Charming little flat
"Such a cute charming place in a brilliant position. It was really comfortable and well equipped. It was a little noisy from the restaurant underneath but not too bad and once winter comes diners won’t be outside . I really though it very charming"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Ground Floor Apartment With Sea Views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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