Here, French shipping magnates and wealthy Brits and constructed lavish 19
century villas on the headlands overlooking Saint Malo Bay.
Kings and princes, screen legends and famous authors-- notables from Picasso to Churchill arrived with mountains of Louis Vuitton to take in the invigorating sea air, play golf and gamble the night away in the casino. For the morning,they'd order champagne picnics packed for motor trips to other
scenic locales that dot France’s wild Atlantic shores.
Dinard is considered one of the most "British" of oceanfront resorts in France and hosts the annual Festival of British Cinema
which has earned the town of 10,000 the sobriquet,
“Cannes of the North."
Nowhere does it appear more like a setting for a Merchant Ivory film than at the exclusive four-star beachfront four-star
.There you’ll find your perfect
a Pimm’s Cup at sunset...
Pimm’s Cup With Watermelon
Adapted from Chris Hannah, French 75 Bar, New Orleans
2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
1 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces ginger ale
Berries and mint sprig for garnish.
Instructions for one drink:
Purée and strain enough watermelon to equal one cup of juice. In a small pan, heat the sugar and watermelon juice and boil until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.