Dinard’s reputation as the “Cannes of the North” has attracted a wide variety of stars.

Joan Collins is a frequent visitor, and Winston Churchill enjoyed holidaying on the River Rance.

It is claimed locally that Alfred Hitchcock visited Dinard and based the house used in his most famous movie Psycho on a villa standing over the Plage de l’Écluse, but no evidence is produced.

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

Debussy is supposed to have had the idea for “La Mer” during a visit to St Enogat in 1902.

For further information visit the local website at www.ot-dinard.com