Top things to do in Dinan

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 …
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…
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…
Bistro in Dinan

La Courtine

This snug bistro with wood beams and stone walls serves classic French dishes. Its souris d'agneau confite au cidre (lamb shank stewed in cider) is not to be scoffed at, but the entire menu is a winner and the set m…
Crêpes in Dinan

Crêperie Ahna

This elegant scarlet eatery has been run by the same family for four generations and deserves its reputation as one of the best crêperies in town. Unusual delights include a galette with duck and snail butter (bette…
French in Dinan

Le Cantorbery

This intimate restaurant in a 17th-century house is perfect for wining and dining your beloved over a romantic meal. Its traditional menu – based on beef, grilled fish and seafood, including coquilles St-Jacques (sc…
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…
Medieval Festival in Dinan

Fête des Remparts

No fewer than 100,000 visitors join Dinannais townsfolk dressed in medieval garb for the two-day Fête des Remparts, held in every even-numbered year.
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.