Saturday, 13 February 2010

Dinan - a lovely medieval French town in Brittany

I discover Dinan when I lived in Jersey. I came to Brittany for a weekend and just fell in love with this medieval walled town.

I now live 10 minutes away and even after 7 years it is always a great pleasure to walk around the walls. Here is a description of this beautiful town.....

Dinan is famous for its cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings. A very steep cobbled street filled with local craft workshops takes you to the old port area.

Dinan has over 50 bars, restaurants and crêperies. There are plenty of small boutiques and shops. The market is on Thursday morning where you will find some fresh local produces (fruit, vegetables, fish, sea food, cheeses but also cloths).

There is a flea market in July and August Wednesday afternoon.

Dinan holds a medieval festival every other year, the “Fête des Remparts”. The town is then transformed with medieval decoration and many locals dress up in medieval costumes. The next Fête des Remparts is in 2010 so plan your visit ahead!

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