Dinan is a walled town in the Brittany region of north western France. This ancient riverfront city is said to be the prettiest town in Brittany with wonderful locations and enthralling landscapes. The city labelled by the French as the Town and land of art and history (Villes et Pays d'Art et d'Histoire).
The tourism of Dinan focuses on bringing out the natural and scenic beauty of this quaint town, reflected by half-timbered homes and cobbled alleys filled with a number of crêperies and shops pedalling Brittany kitsch.
This small town is not all about historical monuments, museums or other sightseeing places. The most appealing thing about it is the city itself. After visiting this city once, you would never regret that it’s a part of your vacation planners.
You can’t help but fall for the charm of its historic town centre, Place des Merciers, which is lined up with picturesque arcades. The fact that any part of the town’s fortified ramparts weren’t damaged during the world wars made this place a visual treat for the tourists.
For enjoying Dinan at its best, climb up to the basilica to the St. Catherine’s tower through a plush green English garden and get a dazzling view of the old port and River Rance. And when you are at leisure, stroll through the alleys, do some souvenir shopping or relax at the riverfront harbour.
Essential travel information and Dinan tips for your visit
- Get along a comfortable pair of footwear so that you can explore the town on foot with ease.
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