Top Choice Street in Dinan

Rue du Jerzual & rue du Petit Fort

Lined with half-timbered houses, this astonishing cobbled street has been here since at least the 12th century. It leads downhill at a steep angle all the way to the old bridge and the river, to become rue du Petit …
Area in Côtes d'Armor

Côte de Granit Rose

Running along the coast from Penvern to Trégastel and Ploumanach lies one of Brittany's natural wonders: a delightful and breezy coastline of pink-, salmon- and russet-coloured granite known as the Côte de Granit Ro…
Abbey in Paimpol

Abbaye de Beauport

If you have wheels (or you're up for a glorious 1½-hour walk along the seashore from the town harbour), head 3.5km east of Paimpol to this romantic 18th-century abbey, which also hosts art and sculpture exhibitions.…
Church in Dinan

Basilique St-Sauveur

The soaring chancel of the Basilique St-Sauveur is Flamboyant Gothic, but the south side of the church is Romanesque, while other periods and styles get their say too. The church contains a 14th-century gravestone i…
Tourist Train in Paimpol

La Vapeur du Trieux

Steam-engine buffs and lovers of fine scenery will be in seventh heaven aboard the chuffing carriages of this 1922 steam train that plies the old railway line between Paimpol and the artists' town of Pontrieux, wher…
Historic Site in Dinan

Vieux Pont

Be sure to head downhill along rue du Jerzual and rue du Petit Fort to the Vieux Pont (Old Bridge). From here, the bridge, a pretty little port, hemmed by restaurants and cafes, extends northwards, and the 19th-cent…
Tower in Dinan

Tour Ste-Catherine

The 14th-century Tour Ste-Catherine is just east of Basilique St-Sauveur and beyond the tiny Jardin Anglais (English Garden), a former cemetery and nowadays a pleasant little park. The 16m-high tower has great views…
Museum in Paimpol

Musée de la Mer

This excellent little museum in a former cod-drying factory charts the Paimpol region's maritime history. Peruse nautical artefacts, from seine nets and canvas sails to vintage posters and fishing outfits.
Tower in Dinan

Tour de l'Horloge

Climb up to the little balcony of this 15th-century clock tower whose chimes ring every quarter-hour.
Museum in Dinan

Château-Musée de Dinan

The town's museum is atmospherically housed in the keep of Dinan's ruined 14th-century château, showcasing the town's history, with information sheets in various languages.