fashionable seaside resort in the Ille-et-Vilaine departement, Bretagne (Brittany) region, France, on a rocky promontory at the mouth of the Rance River opposite Saint-Malo. The locality was a fishing village until the middle of the 19th century, when it began to be frequented by British holidaymakers. Now it is an upmarket resort, renowned for its magnificent scenery and sandy beaches. It has numerous hotels, villas, a casino, a Breton museum, a golf course, and an aquarium, as well as a wide range of commercial services. Pop. (1999) city, 10,430; urban area, 25,089.
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