Weekend Itinerary in Dinard, France: How to Spend 3 Days in Dinard, France

By Fatima Turla February 1st, 2021 Posted in Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog No comments

Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Dinard?  Read our tips below on the things to do in Dinard, France plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and the best restaurants to try!

Things to do in Dinard, France
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Dinard is a commune located in the northwestern part of France. Because of its lovely beaches and mild climate, it became a perfect destination for people who are seeking for a great vacation.

Not only that, but you would also find awesome restaurants and luxurious hotels that would complete your dream holiday getaway. Now let’s all discover what Dinard, France has for tourists!

3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to Dinard, France

Day 1 – Weekend Guide to Dinard, France

Promenade du Clair de Lune Start your trip right by walking through this promenade. Whether you’re alone, with friends, family or your partner, everyone would surely enjoy the amazing views!

15 Things to do in Dinard, France
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Day 2 – Weekend Guide to Dinard, France

Plage de l’EcluseOn your second day, don’t forget to go to Plage de l’Ecluse. A huge sandy beach that would let you feel the real meaning of a vacation. 

Things to do in Dinard, France
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Breizh EscapeAfter a day at the beach, it’s time for the thrill. Bring your friends or family here for a challenge that would make everyone enjoy it! Solve the problems and try to escape for you to be declared a survivor. 

Day 3 – Weekend Guide to Dinard, France

Dinard Street MarketBefore you leave, never miss the chance to go to Dinard Street Market. A place wherein you could buy lots of stuff that would serve as your souvenir. 

15 Things to do in Dinard, France
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Where to Stay in Dinard, France

Where to Stay in Dinard, France if you’re a Backpacker

hotelF1 Saint-Malo Dinard 

Weekend in Dinard, France

Located in Dinard, Brittany region, hotelF1 Saint-Malo Dinard is set an 18-minute walk from Port-Breton Park.  The property is situated 2.7 km from Casino of Dinard. All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Guests can purchase microfibre towels at the hotel at an extra cost of EUR 3 each. The nearest airport is Dinard Brittany Airport, 3 km from the property.

Price: Starts at $33 per night for Double Room with Shared Bathroom, including taxes and charges, add $5 for breakfast (optional), it’s free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.

Dinard Plage

Set in Dinard, 600 m from Casino of Dinard, 1.2 km from Marina and 1.3 km from Ferry, Dinard Plage offers accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. This apartment has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV, and a kitchen. The nearest airport is Dinard Bretagne Airport, 7 km from Dinard Plage. 

Price: Starts at $44 per night for Studio Apartment, plus $29 for taxes and charges, and it’s free cancellation.

Hôtel-Restaurant Printania

Weekend in Dinard, France

Located on the seafront, Hôtel-Restaurant Printania is just 30 m from the beach and a 2-minute walk from the casino in Dinard. All the rooms are individually decorated with antique furniture, earthenware, and paintings from the early 20th century. Some rooms have magnificent sea views and each one has a telephone with free calls to French mobiles and landlines, as well as accessibility to international numbers. A continental breakfast is served every morning on the terrace overlooking the sea.  Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and luggage storage is possible at the 24-hour reception.  

Price: Starts at $67 per night for Single Room with Street View, plus $1 for taxes and charges, add $13 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.

Where to Stay in Dinard, France if you’re on a Budget

Hôtel Altaïr

Weekend in Dinard, France

Hôtel Altaïr is situated in Dinard Town Center. Its rooms are equipped with a TV and a private bathroom. Guests can also enjoy a full breakfast every day. Brittany’s Emerald Coast and the medieval town of Dinan is situated just 20 km away in which guests can explore. The hotel is also just a 5-minute walk from the Plage de l’Écluse and the Promenade du Clair de Lune. You can enjoy free wifi and a bar as well.

Price: Starts at $153 for 2 nights for Standard Single Room, plus $3 for taxes and charges, it offers free cancellation, and no prepayment needed.

Le Crystal Dinard Plage

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This modern design hotel offers spacious accommodation, some overlooking La Pointe du Moulinet headland and St Malo. Free WiFi is available at this property. Guests of Le Crystal Dinard Plage can choose from cozy rooms and suites, all equipped with flat-screen satellite TV and a minibar. Most of them have a balcony and the suites feature a kitchenette. Guests can enjoy an English breakfast either served in the dining area or in the comfort of their room. The hotel also offers a salon bar and a laundry service. Meal platters can also be ordered to guests’ rooms at an extra cost.  For guests arriving by car, the hotel has an underground private car park available in front of the hotel.

Price: Starts at $91 per night for Standard Double Room with Street View, plus $1for taxes and charges, add $13 for breakfast, and it’s partially refundable.

Hotel Balmoral Dinard

Weekend in Dinard, France

Located 4 km from Dinard Golf Club, this air-conditioned hotel is near the beaches, the casino, and the local swimming pool. It offers a free WiFi connection. This charming hotel combines stylish decoration with high standards of comfort. Decorated in an elegant, modern style, the rooms feature double-glazed windows and a private bathroom. A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast room and children aged 9 or under can enjoy a reduced rate. There are many restaurants close to the hotel where you can discover some of the many local and international specialties.

Price: Starts at $91 per night for Small Double Room, plus $1 for taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.

Where to Stay in Dinard, France if you want Luxury

Castelbrac

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Castelbrac offers accommodation in Dinard, 600 m from the nearest beach. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool and terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the gastronomic restaurant, Pourquoi Pas. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and private parking is available onsite for an additional fee. The modern rooms offer views of the sea and feature a courtesy tray with a Nespresso coffee machine, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms also have a terrace or balcony. The rooms feature a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower and extras include bathrobes and slippers. The hotel also features a fitness center and a spa for guests to relax in after a busy day. The on-site restaurant serves meals prepared with local products. The nearest airport is Pleurtuit Airport, 6 km from Castelbrac.

Price: Starts at $275 per night for Superior Double Room with Sea View, plus $1 for taxes and charges, add $28 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.

Hotel Barrière Le Grand Hôtel Dinard 

Weekend in Dinard, France

Entirely renovated in 2018, the 5-star Grand Hotel Barriere is located on the seafront in Dinard, facing Saint-Malo City. The beaches and the Casino Barriere are a 5-minute walk away from the Hotel. Rooms are elegantly decorated and are equipped with air conditioning, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Free WiFi access is provided in the rooms, while the private bathrooms come with bathrobes, slippers, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Some rooms benefit from sea views. The Grand Hotel’s spas and fitness centers, SPA Biologique Recherche and St Barth offer a range of relaxing body and beauty treatments. It has a sauna, a hammam and an indoor swimming pool with massaging jet system. A buffet breakfast with local products is available every morning. 

Price: Starts at $335 per night for Superior Room, plus $1 for taxes and charges, free breakfast, free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.

Royal Emeraude Dinard – MGallery

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Royal Emeraude Dinard – MGallery is situated in the town of Dinard. It’s a combination of a Belle Époque ambiance with a maritime theme. All guestrooms are decorated and fully furnished. They all offer a cozy atmosphere. All rooms are also equipped with en-suite facilities, satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet access. If you want to chill and relax, the hotel has a Le Darling piano bar with a variety of cocktails, whiskeys, champagnes and the exclusive Grand Vins wine selection that you can choose from.

Price: Starts at $345 for 2 nights for Classic Double or Twin Room, plus $3 for taxes and charges, add $22 for breakfast, it offers free cancellation, and no prepayment needed.

List of restaurants that you can try while in Dinard, France

Ombelle

Weekend in Dinard, France

Serves French and European cuisine. Enjoy tasty French dishes while being served by friendly staff.

Operating hours: 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM (Mon-Sat) and 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Wed-Sat)
Address: 19, bd du President Wilson, 35800 Dinard, France

Oyster Club

Weekend in Dinard, France

A seafood restaurant that serves French cuisine. Satisfy your seafood cravings in this lovely restaurant. 

Operating hours: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Wed-Sun) and 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Wed-Sat)
Address: 2 rue de Saint Enogat, 35800 Dinard, France

Au Bouchon Breton

Weekend in Dinard, France

It offers French and European cuisine. Have a wonderful lunch or dinner in this place. Never miss their Breton food!

Operating hours: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM / 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM (Fri – Mon)
Address: 20 rue du Marechal Leclerc, 35800 Dinard, France

L’Arganier

Serves Mediterranean, Moroccan, and Middle Eastern cuisine. If you want authentic Moroccan food, this place is a must-visit!

Operating hours: 

  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM / 7:15 PM – 10:00 PM (Sun)
  • 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM (Mon-Tue)
  • 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM / 7:15 PM – 10:00 PM (Wed-Sat)

Address: 3 rue Winston Churchill, 35800 Dinard, France

Castor Bellux

Serves Italian, French, and European cuisine. Amazing food plus great service! What more can you ask for in this awesome restaurant?

Operating hours: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Thu – Mon)
Address: 5 rue Winston Churchill, 35800 Dinard, France

How to go to Dinard, France from the UK

Via Ryanair: (one way)

*From London Stansted to Dinard, France

Ticket Price: £12.99

* Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.

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Written by Fatima Turla

Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.

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