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June 28th 2015
Published: July 3rd 2015
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The medieval town of Dinan is fortified by ramparts, small part of the city wall is open for tourist to walk and enjoy the great view down the river Rance with a small port for sail boat and a nicely built stone bridge. The port linking with Rue de Petit Fort, the most elegant steep cobbled street up into the old town of Dinan, accessed through the Rue Jerzual into the heart of the bussiness center where many beautiful stone-timber houses squeezed inside those narrow street. One of the landmark inside the old town is the Clock Tower, smartly stood in a nice quiet street, you could climb up the step to the roof for an bird eye view of the city. Another great landmark is the magnificent Basilica of St Saviour, first build in 1120 by Sir Rivallon le Roux, Lord of Dinan. and was rebuilt in the 15th and 16th century. It dominated the skyline of the city, and the terrace backyard offered wonderful view down the river valley.

During summer there will be festival or event on any day, we caught the annual Esciaffades Carnaval in town, an antique car show and parade, a huge cosplay cross-country run with barrier that brought wild hurray and happiness along the trail. and the main carnaval stage is in the nearby small village Saint Helen, presented with many interesting concert, clown and juggling show. A great family outing for summer day!

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7th July 2015
Dinan old town

9th July 2015
Dinan old town

indeed, there are so many old town like that in Brittany!

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