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Dinard Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 47 photos

North Brittany?s most sophisticated seaside resort is a pretty town with tree-lined streets, shops and restaurants. The town is located at the top of the Rance River, opposite St-Malo and until the mid-19th century was a small fishing port. Although a small port the fishing was important as most of the fishermen sought their catch far away in the seas around Newfoundland.

The change in fortunes of Dinard started in about 1850 with the arrival of an English family (Faber); followed quickly by a number of wealthy American families. These arrivals signalled the start of a golden age for Dinard, which lasted until the start of the First World War. Dinard has something for everyone ? broad sandy beaches, gardens, parks, a casino, Victorian-Gothic style villas and many hotels, which overlook the sea.

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People who live in or who come from Dinard are called Dinardais

Useful websites: -

Official Homepage (In French)
Tourist Office of Dinard

The coat of arms is based on the arms of the Priory of Dinard and consists of a cross of silver with black tufted fur, the background is green and in each quarter there is a red vertical stripe.

Twinned with: -

Newquay - UK
Starnberg - Germany

The current Flag of Dinard was commissioned as recently as 1997 and presented to the public in May 1998. The flag consists of ten horizontal, alternating blue and white stripes (the city colours). Along the hoist is a wide vertical yellow band with a standing black bear with yellow crown to its centre.

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  • Last visit to Dinard: Jul 1990
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