Dinan, a city of Art and History

Panorama de Dinan

The History of Dinan dates back to the Middle-Age, while tanners, weavers and other bourgeois inhabited the timber-framed houses, some of which still exist today.

Dinan has been the cradle of famous names of History. Bertrand Du Guesclin, who freed Brittany and Normandie during the Hundred Years’ War, was born in Dinan. Anne of Brittany also lived here. In each of your strides to Dinan, the past comes through you. More than 70 monuments are classified as historical monuments. Four of them are right beside our restaurant, including the Convent of the Cordeliers, funded more than 7 centuries ago. The city, which counts as of today 14,000 inhabitants, is classified "ville d’Art et d’Histoire" (City of Art and History) and offers a wide range of activities and interests which will make your stay in our region a wonderful moment. Right below, you will see some of the points of interest we advise to our customers. If you want to find out more, please visit the websites of the Tourist Office of Dinan and that of the Tourism in Brittany.

La rue du Jerzual à Dinan

The Jerzual Street

Connecting the city center to the port, the Jerzual Street is one of the most astonishing and beautiful streets of Brittany, bestrewed with craftspersons and art galleries in timber-framed houses of the Middle-Age.

Le chateau de Dinan

The Castle

Built in the 14th century, the Château de Dinan was a royal residence. Opened to visitors from March to December, it is a place to be visited for its shows in summer.

La Tour de l'horloge de Dinan

The Clock Tower

Laying in Dinan’s old part since the end of the 15th century, the Tour de l’Horloge was originally a watchtower to attend to fires and a meeting place for notables. Later on Anne of Brittany ordered to put a bell and a clock up, of which you still can visit the mechanism today.

La Basilique Saint-Sauveur de Dinan

The Saint-Sauveur Basilica

Combining Roman and Gothic styles, you can visit the basilica of Saint-Sauveur, erected on a lovely place, along with the Jardin Anglais, on the outskirts of the ramparts up the Rance vale.

Le port de plaisance de Dinan

The Port

Once a commercial port, a marina today, the port is bordered with nice terraces and offers restful promenades by the waterside.

Le festival médiéval de Dinan, la Fête des Remparts

The "fête des remparts"

Every two years, Ladies, damsels and beggars in their chariot, tread upon the cobblestones of Dinan with medieval costumes. Have feasts, attend chivalry fights and go back six centuries ago for a week-end. For more information, please see their website.