Walking around Dinard is like walking back in the 19th century, with its luxurious Belle Epoque villas and the blue and white striped beach tents.
Dinard has been given the epithet “Nice of the North” for its stately atmosphere, as now many of the palatial homes are listed. They can be seen by doing the walk of « Promenade Clair de Lune » which meanders along with the coastline, the walk is also beautiful during the summer evening as it’s all lit.
The town also boasts beautiful beaches, which are Ecluse, Prieuré, Saint-Enogat and Port Blanc.
Not to far from from the Prieuré beach, the largest expanse of parkland in Dinard, the Parc de Port Breton has an equestrian centre, children’s play area, water features, zoological park with around 40 species of animal and birds, and a plant nursery - an all-around great trip idea for the whole family.
Only a couple of kilometers away from Dinard lies the fortified town of Saint-Malo, which offers sights and attractions to all types of visitors. You can walk the cobbled streets of the historic town within the ramparts.
The Dinard British Film festival is held every year in October.
How to get around Dinard?
Getting around the seaside town of Dinard is very easy as everything is within walking distance. When you get to the town centre and after parking your car (if driving) you can easily wander around.
Saint-Malo has a good bus system, with the main terminals located at the train station and just outside the walls called St Vincent. Unfortunately there are no bus services late in the evening.
Ryanair serves Dinard-Pleurtuit-St-Malo Airport, 7 km away from Dinard. There is no public transportation to/from the airport. aYou will have to take a taxi to head where you need to.
Unfortunately there is no train station in Dinard, the closest station is in Saint-Malo 4 kilometers from Dinard, the train station is located over a kilometer south of the city centre. There are a few direct TGV services daily from Paris (Gare de Montparnasse), which take about three hours.