Description: Dinan is a beautiful town which could be easy to overlook as you rush to or from St Malo. The old town of Dinan is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets and old medieval timbered buildings.

Location: On the N176, south of St Malo.

General Info:  Office du Tourisme website.

Our recommendations: Three streets are especially worth seeing: the steep Rue du Jerzual which links the port with the old town, the Place des Cordeliers and Place des Merciers. There are some nice little restaurants along the wharf and very pleasant walks alongside the river Rance.  And there are great views of the port and the huge viaduct from the Jardin Anglais.  Also worth a visit for its splendid views is the Tour de l’Horloge.

For the children: They will enjoy a visit to the castle which is located in the centre of town, as well as a walk around the ramparts. Alternatively take a boat ride from the port across the river to St Malo.


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