Welcome to our home! We’re offering sunny, spacious and cosy private room located in Dinan centre, only a 3 minute-walk to the medieval town and ideally-positioned for visiting nearby Dinard, St Malo,Rennes and Mont St. Michel. Dinan is a medieval town with a relaxing atmosphere. It has city walls (donjon, towers and doors from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries), medieval streets (Rue du Jerzual) and charming plazzas: Du Guesclin plazza and Du Champs plazza famous for its glass facades from the 18th century. Once a fortress for the ducs de Bretagne, Dinan is one of the best-preserved and prettiest towns in Brittany.
We have two 17 sq m bedroom incl en suite (shower/ bath, toilets, towel dryer, sink) with a TV and wireless internet. Towels and fresh linen provided. Baby cot, babychair are available. Breakfast is included. The house has a big garden overlooking the ramparts and is located in the city centre, just outside the city walls. 3 mins walk to the medieval town. You will be able to park your car in the garden.
Really close to all amenities, train station (10mins easy walk) and medieval town (3mins walk).
ACTIVITIES: Major historical attractions include St Saviour's
Basilica, the flamboyant Gothic St Malo's Church, the Collège des Cordeliers, the Romanesque Duchess Anne's Tower (Tour de l'horloge),the Jacobins Theatre dating from 1224 and the Château de Dinan.
Dinan's "jardin Anglais" ( "English garden" located behind St
Saviour's Basilica) offers a lovely panorama overlooking the valley, the River Rance, the old harbor and the viaduct. The town retains a large section of the city walls, part of which can be walked round.
The remparts promenade is a must.
Between the back garden of our house and the small ditches you will find the "jardin des petits diables" ("garden of the litlle devils"), with playgrounds for kids: toboggan, slides, a minigolf and an animal garden.
DINAN'S MUSEUMS: the castle museum; the rail museum; Yvonne Jean Haffen museum (famous Breton painter); the 39-45 WWII museum
ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES: Corseul 7 km and Pleslin 5 km
THE MUST-SEE'S: Lehon Abbey 2 km; Taden Manor (Gallo-Roman villa; 1st-2nd century A.D.) 5 km
SPECIAL EVENTS: Tour de France this summer! The "Fête des Remparts" is Dinan's major highlight. It occurs on the third weekend of July and is held in even-numbered years (2014 is the next one). Locals dress up in medieval costumes and duels are staged.
WE ARE LOCATED AT:
32km from Cancale (oyster farming site). Nearby you can go for a nice walk along the coast at the headland of Grouin which offers a beautiful view on the Mont-Saint-Michel.
25km from Saint Malo and Dinard and the Rance dam.
28km from Dol Cathedral and Mont-Dol cathedraloscope
45 minutes from the MONT SAINT MICHEL
20 minutes from Saint Suliac (fishing village)
42km from Fort Lalatte (old feudal castle and medieval garden) and
42km from Cape frehel
13 km castle from hac château (trefumel_le Quiou)
50 minutes from Biennassis Castle (Erquy)
-Dinan-Lehon: swimming pool, mini golf, tennis, boat trips on the Rance, bike and foot path and walking path halage, cinemas. Helicopter Baptisms: Dinan_trelivan
-Dinard-St Briac: Golf, Casino.
-Saint Malo: Grand Aqarium, Thalassotherapy spas, karting
-Zoo-castle of Bourbansais 17 km.
and...sailing sports on the coast and on the Rance.
EATING: Many restaurants, crêperie .. Bon appétit!
Take your pick of anything from a crêperie to more upmarket dining. The local market is open on Thursdays.
SHOPPING : You’ll find antique shops, designer boutiques at the Jerzual street.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the house or Dinan.
We look forward to making your trip to Dinan a memorable one!
Odile and Pierre Gautier
GETTING THERE: Dinan has a railway station.
-From Paris Gare Montparnasse: 3 hours by train (60€ R/T in advance).
-From Rennes or St-Malo: buses (about five a day from each) that line up in front o…