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    The beaches or plages of Dinard

    by gwened Written Apr 6, 2015

    Many come here for the grand villas, but the beaches are great too bad most of year is cold otherwise I will be here every day ::)

    Dinard has 9 kms of coastline including 4 beaches secured and managed by the city; These are the beaches of plage de l'écluse, plage de Saint-Enogat, plage du Prieuré , and plage du Port-Blanc. They go from the point or pointe de la malouine that extend to the beach of plage de l'écluse just until the beach of plage de Saint-Enogat, you could get into the wonderful creek and secluded points along the way such as Port-Riou ,and Port-Salut. The four beaches are with qualify lifeguards during summer from July 1 to August 31 from 10h-13h, and 15h-19h.

    At the Plage de l'écluse you can rent changing cabins contact telephone, +33 (0) 2 99 46 18 12. Located in center of town with wide sandy beach just lovely. At the Plage Saint Enogat you can also rent cabins and tents. At the plage du Pieuré located by the point with a nice park parc de Port-Breton.When the sea is at low tide there is pool right in the ocean that allows you to lay down your towel on the sand. The furthest beach is at plage du Port-Blanc where the junction of the town of Saint-Lunaire and it has a Camping municipal of same name you can walk to. Several nautical sports are practive there and it houses the national school of lifeguard station.

    From the city of Dinard in French
    http://www.ville-dinard.fr/module-Contenus-viewpub-tid-2-pid-58.html

    plage de l'��cluse beach plage du prieur�� beach plage de Saint Enogat beach bath cabins at enogat beach the bath cabins at ecluse beach
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    Church Notre Dame, interiors

    by gwened Written Apr 6, 2015

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    This is a newer church in a nice district of the Prieuré. built in 1858, with stained glass done by Max Ingrand. It is a bigger church but less popular, and has a wonderful nave with memorial to the fallen inside.

    the Catholic site is here in French
    http://egliseinfo.catholique.fr/lieu/35%2Fdinard%2Fnotre-dame#lieu:35/dinard/notre-dame

    13, rue des écoles -Mass is held at 18h30 Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays and at 11h Sundays.

    It is bigger and ampler with nice brigh chapels some of the furniture and paintings was taken from Saint Enogat when it burned down centuries ago, and kept here. It looks newer and it is.

    one of the two main churches in town.In front you have a wonderful Christ cross and a great war memorial see travelogues for them.

    altar of Church Notre Dame chapel of prayers chapel of the virgin nave church Notre Dame memorial to the fallen
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    Church Notre Dame, exteriors

    by gwened Written Apr 6, 2015

    This is a newer church in a nice district of the Prieuré. built in 1858, with stained glass done by Max Ingrand. It is a bigger church but less popular, and has a wonderful nave with memorial to the fallen inside.

    the Catholic site is here in French
    http://egliseinfo.catholique.fr/lieu/35%2Fdinard%2Fnotre-dame#lieu:35/dinard/notre-dame

    13, rue des écoles -Mass is held at 18h30 Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays and at 11h Sundays.

    It is bigger and ampler with nice brigh chapels some of the furniture and paintings was taken from Saint Enogat when it burned down centuries ago, and kept here. It looks newer and it is.

    one of the two main churches in town.In front you have a wonderful Christ cross and a great war memorial see travelogues for them.

    Church Notre Dame arriving Church Notre Dame left side of church left side belltower view right back side of Church
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    Church Saint Enogat, interiors

    by gwened Written Apr 6, 2015

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    the oldest church and a pride of the district. the Catholic link is here
    http://egliseinfo.catholique.fr/lieu/35%2Fdinard%2Fsaint-enogat#lieu:35/dinard/saint-enogat

    Previous church from the 17C only the belltower from 1761 is standing original, the new church was built in 1874 with many furniture and paintings from the 19C and 20C. The church sits in a peaceful corner right behind the buzzle and hussle of the beach area.

    with mass on Mondays and Wednesday at 18h30, and Wednesdays at 18h00 Saturdays at 9h30 and Sundays.

    The church is very clean line nice light is inminent and dotted with pretty chapels and a vast nerf not to mention the great belltower seems from the beach.

    left side of Saint Enogat right chapel of Saint Enogat altar of Saint Enogat prayer chapel at Saint Enogat nave church Saint Enogat
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    Church Saint Enogat,general

    by gwened Written Apr 6, 2015

    the oldest church and a pride of the district. the Catholic link is here
    http://egliseinfo.catholique.fr/lieu/35%2Fdinard%2Fsaint-enogat#lieu:35/dinard/saint-enogat

    Previous church from the 17C only the belltower from 1761 is standing original, the new church was built in 1874 with many furniture and paintings from the 19C and 20C. The church sits in a peaceful corner right behind the buzzle and hussle of the beach area.

    with mass on Mondays and Wednesday at 18h30, and Wednesdays at 18h00 Saturdays at 9h30 and Sundays.

    The church is very clean line nice light is inminent and dotted with pretty chapels and a vast nerf not to mention the great belltower seems from the beach.

    church Saint Enogat left side Saint Enogat side entrance from street rue de l'��glise back organ prayer chapel of virgin and child
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    Office de tourisme de Dinard

    by grayfo Written Aug 22, 2014

    The Dinard Tourist Office offers the usual information on attractions, events, what to see, including tours and where to stay or eat. The office also provides a variety of free literature, whilst for sale within the office are the usual postcards, guides and books, gift ideas, regional specialities and local arts and crafts.

    April, May, June and September
    Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    July and August
    Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

    email info@ot-dinard.com

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    Beaches

    by sue_stone Written Jul 24, 2006

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    Dinard's main draw card is its beaches. The main beach is called Plage de l'Ecluse or Grande Plage, which sits in a small bay surrounded by grand old mansions and impressive holiday rentals.

    I can imagine that the beach gets pretty crowded in peak season, but when we were there mid-week in June there was plenty of room on the sand to relax….especially as the tide went out and the beach got bigger and bigger and bigger!!

    There are some nice old changing sheds along the beach and apparently Picasso used the beach as a setting for several paintings in the 1920's!

    If you walk west, around the headland from Plage de l'Ecluse, after about 1km you will come another beach, Plage de St-Enogat. Or, around 1km south you will find Plage du Prieure, which is a good place to escape some of the summer crowds.

    main beach walking by the beach low tide top of the beach cafes by the beach
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    Walk along the coast

    by sue_stone Written Jul 24, 2006

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    Ok, so there isn't a great deal to do in Dinard besides relax on, or by the beach. So in between the relaxing and ice cream eating, make sure you take a walk along the beautiful coast line.

    We took a leisurely walk along the path that starts from the west end of the Grande Plage (main beach) and follows the coast around to Plage de St-Enogat. It is a lovely walk, with impressive house up on the cliff to peer at, and the blue water beside you, along with rock pools to peer down into and fish to spot. Oh, and check out the view across the bay to St-Malo.

    You can actually take a walk along the coast path from Plage du Prieure (1km south of the main beach) to Plage de St-Enogat (1km west of the main beach).

    And just think, the more walking you do, the more ice cream you can justify!

    along the coast walk St-Malo across the bay checking out the views
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    Nice View

    by black_mimi99 Written Jan 10, 2008

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    This tree beside the river bak and beside the house, really attracted me cos look different and nice view to see....

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    Barrage de la Rance

    by black_mimi99 Updated Jan 10, 2008

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    This 750m beidge over the Rance estuary carries between St.Malo and Dinard. Using generates electricity by harnessing the lower estuary's extraordinarily high tidal range.

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