NOVOTEL THALASSA DINARD (1 Avenue du Chateau Hebert )
1 Avenue du Chateau Hebert
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cafes by the beach
waiting for our meal
WALKING IN THE DINARD/ST.MALO AREA
HAS ANYONE GOT ANY INFORMATION ON WALKING IN THE DINARD/ST.MALO AREA. PREFERABLY CIRCULAR, AROUND 10 - 15 MILES.
RE: WALKING IN THE DINARD/ST.MALO AREA
Hi. You probably want the Brittany Coast Path. It was originally for Customs officers who were looking for smugglers and they have turned it into a walking path. You can type Coast Path into the VT Search Window above and do a Keyword Search.
There is also some info at http://www.synomia.com/sitesearch/consult5/index.php?mid=d0deaefc3906319171d4c711819727e1&l=en
If this doesn't work, try http://www.brittanytourism.com/ and click on Rambling on the left (several links).
The local tourist office would undoubtedly be able to help you too but I expect you want info before you go. Good idea!
RE: RE: WALKING IN THE DINARD/ST.MALO AREA
Thanks for all the info, I am sure this will come in very handy.
Travel Tips for Dinard
Barrage de la Rance (Power Plant)
Located a couple of kilometres from the centre of Dinard is a bridge that crosses the Rance Estuary. This impressive bridge links the towns of Dinard and St Malo, but it is the Usine Maremotrice de la Rance (power plant) connected to it that is most impressive.
Under the four-lane highway (168) there are 24 turbines whirring away, taking full advantage of the estuary's extremely high tidal range - a difference of 13.5 metres between high & low tides. This huge tide change ensures that the turbines are always moving, in turn producing 3% of the power consumed by Brittany.
The tidal power plant is a tourist attraction, with around 200,000 visitors stopping off each year to have a look. There is a parking area on the Dinard side (West) of the bridge and an information centre (which had of course just closed for lunch when we arrived!)
Also at the west end of the bridge there is a canal lock which allows passage of boats between the English Channel and the Rance.