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It was the 19th-cen­tury fash­ion of sun­bathing that first at­tracted the Bri­tish in their droves to the sea­side re­sort of Di­nard in Brit­tany. The in­flu­ence of the Brits in the com­mune is still cause for cel­e­bra­tion, most no­tably at the end of Septem­ber when the town hosts the Fes­ti­val du Film Bri­tan­nique from 28 Septem­ber to 2 Oc­to­ber. Launched in 1989, the fes­ti­val has be­come a ma­jor venue for film-mak­ers and at­tracts a whole host of both French and Bri­tish cine­matic celebri­ties from Cather­ine Deneuve and Char­lotte Ram­pling to Hugh Grant and Si­enna Miller, who all come to be be­side the sea­side and watch the best of Bri­tish. fes­ti­val­du­film-di­

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