Top Historical Places in Dinan

Are you looking to explore the history of Dinan through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Dinan including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Dinan. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Dinan ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Dinan, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Dinan for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Dinan with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Fort La Latte

    4.5 (365 Votes)
    Fort La Latte

    Historical Site, Fort

    Medieval castles don’t look more magical and mythical than this. The fort is made of pink sandstone; the view of the Emerald coast, the Channel Islands and the sea from its walls are breath-taking; it’s 14th century defence system of cannons, moats and drawbridges is still intact; the courtyard garden is perfect for picnics; and there are dungeons. It’s been the site of many a...Read more
  2. Les Remparts De Dinan

    Landmark, Historical Site

    Dinan used to be city fortified by walls. Only a remnant of these great defences remain now, with only 10 out of 14 guard towers. A small portion of these walls (including those at Castle Dinan) may be walked on. It’s recommended; you’ll probably get the best wide views of Old Dinan from here. Cobbled streets and old buildings with flowers on all sides will be spread out below you. ...Read more
  3. Musee-chateau De Combourg

    4.1 (88 Votes)
    Musee-chateau De Combourg

    Castle, Historical Site

    This beautiful castle was built in the 12 century to defend the nearby cathedral and protect Brittany’s independence. Interestingly, the writer and politician Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand grew up here – which is why the castle is considered to be the cradle of romantic French literature. The descendants of the author still live at this fully furnished castle. It is one of the pret...Read more
  4. Rue Du Jerzual

    Historical Site

    A picturesque, cobbled street full of pretty half-timbered houses. It ends at the fortified Porte du Jerzual – a Historical Monument. It’s a steep road, and walking up it will have you huffing and puffing. Along with the Rue de Petit-Fort (the same road, but extended to outside the walls), it has the honor of being one of the most photographed streets in Dinan. The houses on either ...Read more
  5. Chateau De La Hunaudaye

    4.4 (96 Votes)
    Chateau De La Hunaudaye


    This 13th century fairy-tale medieval castle was built by obscure nobleman Olivier Tournemine, who used it as a base to rise high in the nobility – to the rank of Barony. Destroyed by the army of Montfort and the English in the war of succession of Brittany, it was rebuilt over the next century. It was destroyed again in the French Revolution and restoration did not start until 1930, by t...Read more
  6. Le Chateau De Dinan

    Castle, Historical Site

    The castle keep and the gate are part of the ramparts of Dinan. Also called Donjon de la duchesse Anne (Keep of the Duchess Anne), the chateau was built in the 14th century. Though the castle looks intimidating from the outside, its insides are actually made for living. They are quite luxurious. Aside from offering nice views from its walls, the castle also houses the city museum within the Dun...Read more
  7. Musee 39-45

    4.2 (57 Votes)
    Musee 39-45

    War Memorial

    A museum of WWII memorabilia, it contains about 6000 thousand items (consumer goods, military hardware, weapons) from the war, including 30 different types of uniforms. There are even reconstructed buildings such as a radio-room, a blockhouse and a shooting bunker. You’ll get to watch a 25 minute film on the war, and an exhibit on the Normandy landings. Wartime songs will play throughout ...Read more
  8. Lehon

    Museum, Outdoors, Village, Castle

    The commune of Lehon is barely different from Dinan – geographically at least. Other than that, the Lehonnaise are proudly different. The abbey of Lehon was greatly influential in the commune’s history, at least, up until the Revolution. The old building towers above the blue roofs of the town. Highlights are: Castle of Lehon – Built on top of a hill in the 12th century, and ...Read more
  9. Castle Caradeuc Park

    4 (64 Votes)
    Castle Caradeuc Park

    Park, Castle, Historical Site

    The castle was established in 1722, and was the country house of Louis-Rene, Attorney General of Parliament. In 1898, the park’s English Garden was converted into a French one. Though the castle cannot be visit, the park can. The double-horseshoe shaped park is the largest in Brittany, and its beautiful landscaped features are highly diverse! Decorated with monuments, Renaissance porticoe...Read more
  10. Chateau De Hac

    Outdoors, Walking Area, Castle, Historical Site

    This 16th century limestone castle has barely changed since it was first built. It’s renowned for being one of the best examples of architecture from the Golden Age of Brittany. Visit it for its surprisingly domestic history, and the rooms and interiors that are still decorated in antique furnishings. Outside the castle, you can enjoy walking through a picturesque and aromatic Renaissance...Read more