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Centre Historique

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Address: Rue de l'Horloge, 22100, Dinan, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 96 87 69 76
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A beautiful mediaeval town

Definitely worth a visit. We stayed for a week, though the 'gite' we stayed in was a first floor flat in one of the narrow streets - rue de la cordonnerie. Our holiday was spoilt... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
sue e e
Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Definitely worth a visit. We stayed for a week, though the 'gite' we stayed in was a first floor flat in one of the narrow streets - rue de la cordonnerie. Our holiday was spoilt by the loud music from the nightclub and the subsequent festivities which spilt out on to the street. It might be better to stay in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Lovely atmosphere walking around the town with its old buildings and shops with many restaurants to consider for future meals

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Montana Rose
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900 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Definitely a town worth visiting. Beautiful setting, beautiful buildings, and good food. Be sure to walk down to the port too.

1 Thank MTRose
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. We are there on a misty day. We spent about 3 hours walking around the cobbled streets., ramparts and shops but could have easily spent a whole day

1 Thank Kerry H
Melbourne, Australia
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696 reviews
318 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

A surprise to me but only because I didn't know of it before, Dinan is so worth a visit with splendid houses, squares, riverside port and parish church. No doubt a local guide would really bring it to life though even without one we enjoyed it immensely.

1 Thank John P
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Though you can enjoy Dinan visiting it on your own, I would advise to do it one time with a city guide. You learn so much about history and the construction of these beautiful old houses.

1 Thank ebbandflood
Moscow, Russia
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1,452 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 764 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stopped for a short walk and some cider on our way from Chartres to Saint-Malo. Parked a car and walked around historic city centre for some time. It's very charming and has almost fairytale-like quality. Highly recommended.

2 Thank Tinde_K
Auckland, New Zealand
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264 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We booked a 2 night stay in Dinan with little research as it was part of a road trip down to Italy. We were blown away by how beautiful the town is. Fabulous architecture and cute little shops and galleries. Great views out over the river and valley from the fortifications. Very nice atmosphere. Wish we could have stayed longer.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A beautiful preserve old city. The age of the buildings is magnificent. The streets are narrow and uneven so be very careful walking.

Thank Brellie
Newton, Massachusetts
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188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The historic center of Dinan deserves a full day and night. The streets are narrow and chock full of surprises like art galleries, cafes / tobac shops, high-end local product retailers and of course restaurants. Mixing in the local historical sites is a delightful way to spend the day. The old city opens up at night with local workers and... More 

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