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Dinan

Dinan in northwestern of France is a walled Breton town. The medieval town on the hilltop with narrow streets and many fine old buildings, is one of the most beautiful villages in Bretagne.

Rue du Jersual is one the most spectacular attractions of this beautiful old village. Also, Dinan Harbor is one of the beautiful tourist attractions of the Rance River, with its steep streets connected to Dinan.

Dinan Castle (Château de Dinan):

Château de Dinan was built in the Cotes-d’Armor section of the British-French region in 14th century by the British Duke of Jan. IV. This castle is also known as Donjon de la duchesse Anne.

 

 

Dinan Clock Tower (Tour de l’Horloge):

Clock Tower built at the end of the 15th century as a symbol of urban freedom. Clock  Tower offers from its height of 46 meters, an exceptional panoramic view of the medieval city.

The building’s base is square in 4 floors and has 5 bells.

Small Bell: Built in 1823 by Veuve Guillaume Viel

Noguette: The smallest of the four bells in the tower  which it’s a Gothic bell.

Françoise: Small bell quarter weighs 121  kg which rings every quarter.

Jacqueline: Big Quarter Bell weighs 154  kg which rings every quarter.

Duchess Anne: The bell of the Hours.

 

Basilica of Saint Savior of Dinan (Basilique Saint-Sauveur de Dinan):

The Basilique Saint-Sauveur Church built in heart of the Dinan with a beautiful view of the Rance River.

Church architecture is divided into two parts:

Romanesque part of the eighteenth century, which includes the ground floor of the southern wall and the western front.

Gothic section containing the rest of the building.

 

 

Dinan Museums:

  • Railroad Museum (Musée du Rail)
  • The Museum of Yvonne Jean-Haffen
  • Maison De La Harpe

 

Other tourist attractions in Dinan:

  • Église Saint-Malo de Dinan
  • Port of Dean
  • Old Bridge
  • Rance River
  • Jerzual Gate