396km (246 miles) W of Paris; 52km (32 miles) NW of Rennes
Once a fortified stronghold of the Dukes of Brittany, Dinan is one of the prettiest and best-preserved towns in the region. It’s noted for its maisons à piliers, medieval half-timbered houses built on stilts over the sidewalks. For centuries the town has served as a hub of cultural and commercial activity, from the original merchants and traders to today’s artists and craftspeople. There’s tourist bustle on a busy day, but it’s hard not to be moved by a walk atop the ramparts or a visit to the basilica.
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