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Dinard tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Dinard, estblished as a fashionable resort in the 19th century, is still one of the nicest towns in Ille-et-Vilaine

Dinard is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Dinard. For detailed visitor information see the Dinard travel guide.

Attractions in Dinard

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a promontory west of the town centre with several 19th century villas and a coast path: Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic villas and the impressive views: Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Tourist classifications for Dinard include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Dinard in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Dinard Pointe de la Malouine at 1 km and Emerald Coast at 4 km.

Dinard, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

less than one km (direction north-east)

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

less than one km (direction north-north-west)

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a promontory west of...

See Dinard Pointe de la Malouine guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

See Emerald Coast guide


at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry port,...

See Saint-Malo guide
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Seaside resort at 4 km (direction west)

Saint-Lunaire is a small resort, established west of Dinard in the 19th...

See Saint-Lunaire guide


Seaside resort at 6 km (direction west)

The resort of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer is an attractive destination with lovely views, several...

See Saint-Briac-sur-Mer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction south-east)

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

See Saint-Suliac guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is a small town on a peninsula in Brittany that is...

See Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 15 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Saint-cast-le-Guildo is a small seaside resort with a sandy beach and easy...

See Saint-Cast-le-Guildo guide


at 17 km (direction east-north-east)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Quiet when compared with the coast towns in Brittany, Plancoet and the...

See Plancoet guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 20 km (direction south), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the most...

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 20 km (direction south), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Church of Saint-Malo in Dinan is a large 15th century church...

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 20 km (direction south), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from the 12th...

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide

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Markets in and near Dinard

Market days in Dinard: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday;

  • Dinard: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (0km)
  • Saint-Malo: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (3km)
  • Saint-Lunaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (4km)
  • Lancieux: market Tuesday & Tuesday (8km)
  • Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer: market Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Cast-le-Guildo: market Monday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Cancale: market Sunday (15km)
  • Matignon: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Plancoet: market Saturday (18km)
  • Dinan: market Thursday (20km)

More information about Dinard, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Dinard, France

What to do at Dinard? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Dinard.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Montmarin (6km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (29km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (39km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (44km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rance (fleuve) (1km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (1km)
  • Cézembre (5km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (6km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (7km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (8km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (9km)
  • Île Besnard (9km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (11km)
  • Îlot de la Colombière (11km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (13km)
  • Île du Guesclin (13km)
  • Île des Rimains (17km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (18km)
  • Île des Landes (18km)
  • Cap Frehel (20km)
  • Chausey (31km)
  • Le Grand-Pourier (32km)
  • Îlot du Verdelet (37km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (40km)
  • Couesnon (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (43km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (44km)
  • Baie de Saint-Brieuc (45km)
  • Source - Rance (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Dinard is in the north-west of France at 64 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Dinard is 324 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dinard

Canton: Dinard

Arrondissement: Saint-Malo

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35800

Distance to Dinard

from Rennes (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 324 km

from Calais: 381 km

from Nice: 902 km

from Bordeaux: 437 km

from Strasbourg: 720 km

Getting here

Most visitors Most UK visitors arrive by car with the cross-channel ferry port at Saint Malo keeping driving time to a minimum. For driving distances to Dinard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Emerald Coast, La Richardais, Saint-Jouan-Des-Guerets, Saint-Lunaire and Saint-Malo.

This page in French: Visiter Dinard


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