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 Dinan

The centre of the old part of Dinan

The Medieval Town of Dinan France



Places to visit and stay in the old town of Dinan

Dinan is a Breton town and one of France's walled towns. The old town is on the banks of the Rance river and is surrounded by parks and trees.

If you are travelling from the UK the ferry to St Malo is best. You can fly from Stansted Airport to Dinan.

The Rue du Jerzual Dinan


dinan street picture

The Rue du Jerzual, a steep, picturesque street lined with half timbered houses. Quite a few local artists and craftsmen live and work here.

The medieval town centre is made up of cobbled streets and old houses shops, and cafes. The town is very busy all year round July and August are best avoided.We have visited in June and September when it is cooler and less busy.

Places to visit the Jacobins Theatre dating from 1224 and the Château de Dinan. Or the church of St Saviour's Basilica. Just behind the church you get a great view of the river and a large viaduct.


The river at the bottom of the hill in Dinan. Is a very historic area that sits in the shadow of an aquaduct built by Charles Eiffel

You can take a boat trip from the coast about a 10 mile trip. That takes you through the fields and woods past some very large houses.

The Viaduct


Dinan viaduct picture


While you are in the area, the coast around St Malo is worth a visit. We liked Cap Frehel with its lighthouse.


The most photographed street in Dinan

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Best Western Hotel Jerzual

a very nice resort hotel featuring 54 rooms overlooking the pool and the Rance River. The hotel has a restaurant, sauna an steam room, fitness center.

Well located on the Old Jerzual Harbor, in the old town center fortified and by the longest ramparts in the region for two miles.

Dinan is a picturesque town in Brittany situated 15 miles from the Saint-Malo Harbour.

Best Western Hotel Jerzual Dinan


Short video of the town



Amazing old house

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If you want a cottage holiday in Brittany

Try this Gite in Pléboulle, near to the popular seaside resort of Dinard

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This pretty detached cottage has its large living/dining room around the fireplace with a view of the garden.

Quiet and peaceful for resting, walking, cycling or swimming. Located in the little village of Pléboulle 2km from the ocean and the beaches, with all facilities nearby, with the well known Cap Fréhel and its beautiful cliffs only 11km as is the Fort la Latte.

Cast-le-Guildo with its 7 sandy beaches as well as the Pointe de St Cast are 12km. Historical Dinan, Dinard and St. Malo with museums, great shopping and restaurants are only 30km. St Brieuc with its cathedral, medieval port and fishing harbour is only 40km.

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