For a panoramic view of the valley, head for the Jardin Anglais (English Garden), a terraced garden that huddles up to the ramparts. A Gothic-style bridge spans the Rance River; damaged in World War II, it has since been restored. Dinan's most typical and one of its most appealing streets is the sloping rue du Jerzual, flanked with some buildings dating from the 15th century. The street ends at Porte du Jerzual, a 13th- and 14th-century gate. Rue du Petit-Fort and place des Merciers contain a number of 15th-century maisons.
Dominating the city's ramparts, Château Musée de Dinan, rue du Château (tel. 02-96-39-45-20), contains a 14th-century keep and a 15th-century tower, built to withstand sieges. In the stones, you'll see the space for the portcullis and the drawbridge. Inside, you can view an exhibition on the architecture and art of the city, including sculpture from the 12th to the 15th centuries. Admission is 4.35€ for adults, 1.70€ for children 12 to 18, and free for children 11 and under. It's open June to September daily 10am to 6:30pm, October to May daily 1:30 to 5:30pm (closed Jan).
Tour de l'Horloge (Clock Tower), on rue de l'Horloge (tel. 02-96-87-02-26), boasts a clock made in 1498 and a bell donated by Anne de Bretagne in 1507. You'll have a view of Dinan from the 23m (75-ft.) belfry. Admission is 3€ for adults, 2€ for children 12 to 18, and free for children 11 and under. The tower is open daily July to September 10am to 6:30pm, and mid-May to June and October daily 2 to 6:30pm.
The heart of Bertrand du Guesclin, who defended the town when the duke of Lancaster threatened it in 1359, is entombed in a place of honor in the Basilique St-Sauveur, place St-Sauveur (tel. 02-96-39-06-67). Note the basilica's Romanesque portals and ornamented chapels. It's open daily from 9am to 6pm.
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