Rue du Petit Fort street in Dinan, France.

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Rue du Jerzual & rue du Petit Fort

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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 Fort as it approaches the water. These are two of the best-preserved streets in Brittany, lined with art galleries, antiques shops and restaurants.

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