By: Condor Ferries on 13/07/2012

A Day in Dinard

A 10 minute ferry crossing from Portre Dinan will situate you right in the heart of Dinard. Or, if you have access to a car, you can drive across the Rance Barrage that was once the world's first tidal power station when in the sixties.

The peaceful town revolves around the main square situated close to the beach of Plage de l'Ecluse. The square is awash with small coastal shops, restaurants and hotels as well as a casino and swimming pool. Dinard Market bursts with visitors every Thursday when it comes to town. Buyers are ready to purchase some of France'a best locally sourced produce including food, clothes, jewellery and much more.

When you're finished exploring the square many visitors like to take a stroll west along the coast. It has spectacular views of the sea and across to the isolated beach of St-Enogat, a popular place for watersports. Walk past rock outcrops and admire the beautiful coastal villas that are a mixture of old and new builds.

Artist, Pablo Picasso, enjoyed Dinard as much as all of its visitors do today and even painted some of his most famous pictures here on Plage de l'Ecluse. Situated so close to St Malo, Dinard is an ideal place to stay or visit.

For more information, visit www.st-malo.info/dinard

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