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The Romantic Locations of One Day
Posted June 23, 2011 to photo album "The Romantic Locations of One Day"
From Scotland to Northern France, One Day’s 20-year saga visits some stunning locations.
One of the most stunning locations in One Day is the French resort of Dinard, the town to which Dexter takes Emma for a getaway. Located on the Côte d'Émeraude in Brittany, not far from St. Malo, Dinard enjoys unique weather for the area. Located right on the Gulf Stream, the resort regularly sports temperatures several degrees higher than those of adjoining areas. Sometimes called the Nice of the North, Dinard became the place to be in the 19th century when wealthy American and British tourists, hoping to find a continental resort that was not “too foreign,” began to flock there. The money brought in by these affluent visitors accounts for the beautiful mansions that surround the small beach town. Many artists have sought inspiration here. Two Picasso landscapes––Deux Femmes courants sur la plage and Baigneuses sur la Plage––were painted here. The French town’s English connection is further expressed by its hosting a Festival of British Film each October, although the statue of Alfred Hitchcock commemorating the event scowls in the town center all year round.