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.
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.
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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