department: cÔtes d'armor (22)
region: brittany

The setting of Dinan is exceptional, with most of this remarkable market town built on a hillside overlooking the river Rance. The bridge over the Rance was for many years the most northerly crossing point of the river.

This charming medieval town on the hilltop has many fine old buildings, some dating from the 13th century. The town retains a large section of the city walls, some stretches of which can be walked round.

Major historical interest lies in the Jacobins Theatre dating from 1224, the ostentatious St Malo's Church, the Romanesque St Saviour's Basilica, Duchess Anne's Tower and the Château de Dinan itself.

The town is a delight to explore, with a maze of streets running south from the main market place, wherein lie a host of shops, bars, restaurants , which do nothing to detract from the town's status as a town of Art and History.

There is an especially pleasing view of the river and its ancient bridge from the ramparts; just walk south from the market area, you'll get there.


Office de Tourisme Dinan Vallée de la Rance, 9 rue du Château, BP 65 261, 22105 DINAN
Tel: 02 96 875 976

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