The great European museum

  • Kenneth Hudson


Recently, I had to spend a few days in the beautiful French town of Dinard, which is a very fine museum in itself I hope you noticed that I said 'museum: not 'museum piece: which would have indicated that Dinard is frozen in the past, with no useful part to play in todays world. Dinard is not like that at all. It is a prosperous, attractive, well-maintained town, which has shown great skill in adapting itself to changing social habits and in makingfull use of its splendid location, on the Atlantic coast, facing St Malo across the estuary of the Rance. King Edward VII loved it and the modern boat-people love it, and in both cases one can understand why.