Dinard Travel Guide

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Dinard Things to Do

  • Office de tourisme de Dinard

    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...

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  • Nice View

    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

    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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Dinard Hotels

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  • Emeraude-Plage

    1 Boulevard Albert 1er, Dinard, 35800, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel de la Reine-Hortense Dinard

    19 rue de la Malouine, Dinard, Brittany, 35800, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Aliz?s

    11 Place de Newquay, Dinard, 35800, fr

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Dinard Restaurants

  • Trendy but good for all the family

    A terrace overlooking the sea, a modern, trendy feel but a good standard menu, nicely presented. Pizza and pasta both good, the menu has something for everyone, all presented in a contemporary manner. Specialities are served on wooden boards (planches) - fresh salad leaves and excellent fries as standard accompaniments. Service very quick and...

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  • food with a view

    When we visited Dinard we had some time to stop for lunch and were keen to relax for a while and enjoy the view.It was late for lunch and most of the restaurants had stopped serving, but we found a place called Restaurant Le Club. Located on the promenade overlooking the beach, Le Club serves food all day.We pulled up a chair at a shaded table and...

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Dinard Nightlife

  • by richelmore Written Aug 11, 2006

    There is a casino in Dinard, which is great if that's your interest but I personally just enjoy walking up and down the nice streets of Dinard and looking in all of the shop windows. It's very relaxing.

    Dress Code: None.

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Dinard Transportation

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    by sue_stone Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In June/July 2006 we had a 9 day driving holiday in France. We caught a car ferry from Dover to Calais, drove down through Normandy, popped into Brittany and then caught the ferry back to Dover from Boulogne-sur-Mer.

    We chose to take our own car over, as the cost of the ferry and petrol was significantly cheaper than flying from London and hiring a car in France. I also feel a lot more comfortable travelling in our own car as opposed to a hire car.

    The only negative thing about driving our car in France is that it is a right hand drive car, and French cars are left hand drive, which means that tolls/tickets machines etc are on the wrong side of the car for the driver to operate…luckily I was able to assist in these duties from the passenger seat, but I do feel sorry for the solo traveller in these situations.

    Driving in France is great. The roads are good and the sign posting is excellent. You can hoon along on the wide tollways/freeways, or travel along pretty coastal roads, soaking up the atmosphere of the French countryside. Just remember which side of the road you have to drive on if you come over from the UK.

    what you see driving in Dinard
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Dinard Off The Beaten Path

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    by sue_stone Written Jul 24, 2006

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    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.

    Usine Maremotrice de la Rance office
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