Towering 80 metres above the Rance River, Dinan has preserved the exceptional fabric of a medieval town, with its timber-framed and corbelled houses, as well as its many historical monuments.
Since the 18th century, this city has been a constant beacon for pioneers, men of letters, and artists like Chateaubriand, Mérimée, Hugo, Proust and the painter, Turner.
The wall walk, with its 3 kilometres of ramparts, its 15 towers and 4 gates, surround the walled city and offers a spectacular, panoramic view of the landscape, the interweaving granite houses, and the slate rooftops. Le Jerzual – a picturesque, steep cobblestoned street – leads to the port on the Rance River.
Be sure to see:
La tour de l’Horloge (the Clock Tower): entrance €4 / €2.50
Where to eat
- Crêperie Ahna
- Restaurant Les Trois Lunes (and its secret patio)
- L’auberge des Terre-Neuvas (along the edge of the Rance River)
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