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Dinard, on the ‘Emerald Coast’ of Brittany, has a reputation as one of France’s most fashionable ‘British’ seaside resorts. It was originally home to St. Malo’s shipping merchants who built their grand mansions there. During the nineteenth century it became a popular destination for the aristocracy from the other side of the Channel who were attracted by the clement gulfstream climate and the many sandy beaches. Despite a decline during the 1930’s, Dinard retains its Belle Epoque style. It has been called the Cannes of the North and with its golf course, casino and numerous smart restaurants and bars, it remains a popular and chic holiday spot. The best places to stay in Dinard provide a perfet base to allow you to sample the delights of this sophisticated resort. Just don't forget to book well ahead if you're planning a visit during the peak summer months.

The best places to stay in Dinard

For foodies

  • The Hotel Printania is a gourmet restaurant with rooms situated on the seafront promenade - looking over the Rance to St. Malo. There's a lovely palm-filled conservatory dating back to the colonial exhibition of 1906 and the lounge is decorated in the style of Napoleon III - a romantic and gastronomic treat.

For old English aristo style

  • Castelbrac, a unique Art Deco palace, was originally a British holiday home. Now offering 25 rooms, it commands a prime waterfront location in the very centre of Dinard and oozes a quirky retro style. Come for luxury accommodation and stunning views.

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  • Hotel Printania


    A gourmet restaurant with rooms perched on Dinard's promenade. Fabulous sea views from the restaurant's verandahs and private balconies. Charming rooms and two apartments with mahogany furniture, wallpaper and huge comfy beds. A hotel with character and a relaxed vibe.

    56 rooms from $89
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
  • Castelbrac


    An old aristocratic British owned holiday home renovated in the style of its original Art Deco design. Bold wall paper, freestanding baths in the bedrooms and portal windows with exceptional sea views. A lap pool sits precariously on a terrace. A cunning design aspect. A destination on to its own.

    25 rooms from $293
    Local markets  -  Find a steal at the Dinard Street Market (Saturdays). Great for local produce and clothes
    Great walks  -  Take an evening stroll along the long stretch of the Promenade du Clair de Lune
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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