Château de Dinan and Ramparts

Dinan
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Now the town museum, this 13th century castle is a great example of Breton military fortifications, used not only against the invading English, but also the invading French!

The museum is housed inside the keep, known as the donjon de la Duchesse Anne, and is focused on the history of this brave little town. Tour the 2.4km of ramparts and the many watchtowers and imagine what it was like for those looking down on the enemy laying siege outside the walls. From the top of the château's tower you'll get fantastic views out over the town.

Nearby attractions

The clock tower stands 40m tall and is a brilliant place to get your bearings with the view from the top. On a good day it is even possible to see Mont St Michel.

Enter through a Romanesque porch and discover the dissymetry of this church with one half in Romanesque style and the other in Flamboyant Gothic.

A brilliant example of Flamboyant Gothic architecture, the church began construction in the 15th century and is well worth a visit to admire the beautiful architecture and the wonderful stained glass windows.

Board the Chateaubriand, a charming wooden boat with sundeck, at the Barrage de la Rance between Dinard and St Malo. Cruise the calm waters of the river Rance and admire the panoramic views and stunning landscape.

Places to visit nearby

Dinan in Brittany is a charming riverside town, full of medieval history, with a 13th century castle and ramparts that encircle this well-preserved sanctuary where time has stood still.

Dinard in Brittany is a fashionable seaside resort that first came to popularity during the Belle Epoque of the 19th century.

The beautiful city of St Malo in Brittany curves out to sea on a stunning natural harbour that has created some of the best sandy beaches on the Emerald Coast.