The elevator was out, but we dealt with our heavy suitcases. They offered to move us.
We have spent time at the Hotel de la Vallee before, and each time we find it magical. In the summer, the beach is a moment away and the yachts are gorgeous. Across the inlet is Saint Malo,and what a view! In the winter, as it was this time, we scheduled ourselves for the Reveillon de Saint Sylvestre which is the name for the wonderful all night celebrations bringing in the new year. At the Rearaurant de la Vallee, we began at 8:00 p.m. with champagne and appetizers, and we concluded the evening after 9 courses at 1:00 a.m. It was a seafood extravaganza that included crabmeat, lobster, and scallops. We also had foie gras, wild mushrooms, various wonderfully cooked or puréed vegetables and desserts to die for. Expensive? Yes, but worth it. There was also a three piece jazz trio for the night. The location in Dinard is excellent, and on the edge of Brittany and Normandy makes sight seeing in the north of France easy and pleasurable.