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Explore the costal town of Dinard

A magnet for magnates

Dinard's reputation as the "Cannes of the North" has attracted a wide variety of stars over the years. Winston Churchill enjoyed holidaying on the River Rance.

The Alfred Hitchcock statue in Dinard
The Alfred Hitchcock statue in Dinard

It is rumoured locally that Alfred Hitchcock visited Dinard and that a house standing over the Plage de l’Ecluse was his inspiration for his most famous film, Psycho. A gigantic statue of Hitchcock with 2 menacing birds on each shoulder stands to commemorate the annual English-language film festival.

Coastal Landscape In Dinard
Coastal Landscape In Dinard

Lawrence of Arabia lived in Dinard as a small child, long before his Arabian exploits and Picasso often painted here in the 1920’s.

Debussy is also supposed to have had the idea for "La Mer" during a visit in the 1900’s. So it would seem that the Emerald Coast was a magnet for celebrities long before the Cote d’Azur!


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