Practical information

 

  • Book a tour
  • Meeting point for each excursion is stated when booking is made.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice on transport to our excursion places.
  • Visits can be organised in French, English and Russian.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes.
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    Dinan : le viaduc et le port le long de la Rance, lieu de promenade idéal

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    Dinan : des visites guidées originales pour découvrir ses histoires

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    Circuits de découverte de Dinan (tour de l'Horloge, maison de la Harpe)

Dinan

Dinan is perched on the cliff that is overlooking the river Rance. The sea is not far City tours in Dinan with a local guideand one can still feel the rythm of the tides. In Dinan, in the middle of its ramparts particularly well preserved, you may feel here a more accurate medieval atmosphere than anywhere else in Brittany. There are many stories to tell, by the way, about Breton, French and English knights. Various personalities, not only Du Guesclin, have marked the history of the city.

The maze of old streets and squares, and handicraft workshops stir curiosity. Beautiful sights enrich the visit, before we reach the port downhill.


Book a tour in Dinan with a local guide



Practical information:

  • Visit is meant to last 2 hours.
  • Price rates

- Visit within a small group: 17 euros per person (free for -10 yo, 13 euros for -20 yo). On Tuesdays, at 10.00am.

- Private visit: 95 euros for your own group. Night tours are also possible on demand.

  • Special offers Dinan + Saint-Malo on the same day.

- Combined with an excursion to Dinan, get a 20% discount on an excursion to Saint-Malo (group or private).

- 2 private visit pack to Dinan and Saint-Malo on the same day : 165€.

  • Special offers Dinan + Dinard on the same day.

- Combined with an excursion to Dinan, get a 20% discount on an excursion to Dinard (group or private).

- 2 private visit pack to Dinan and Dinard on the same day : 150€.

 

So many details in the old town of Dinan

How to come to Dinan:


- By car, 50 km away from Rennes, 30 km away from Saint Malo, 20 km away from Dinard (airport with destinations to England).

- By Illenoo bus from Rennes (about 1.20 hr, 5.70 euros) or Dinard (about 45 minutes, 3.60 euros), line 7. Illenoo buses link cities and towns in the Ille-et-Vilaine area. You can buy tickets in the bus or at the bus station.

- With Tibus buses, which link cities and towns in the Cotes d'Armor area, you can easily go to the seaside in about 50 minutes: line 10 Saint Malo/Dinan, line 12 Dinan/Lancieux/Saint Jacut, line 13 Dinan/Saint Cast le Guildo. You can buy 2€ tickets in the bus.

- By train: TGV line Paris/Rennes/St Malo, stop in Dol de Bretagne, and take a TER train from Dol to Dinan. SNCF time schedule (or here in French for TER trains).

 

Agenda:

  • Flea market with antique dealers, every Wednesday in summer.
  • Exhibitions in the Dinan castle, painting exhibitions.
  • The "child in the city" festival (L'enfant dans la ville) is organized once every two years, during a week-end in June. Some shows are designed by and for children, on stage and in the streets. Next edition will be on 2017 June, 10th and 11th.
  • International celtic harp meetings take place in Dinan, from 2017 July, 12th till 16th (every year during a week-end in July). It is not only the opportunity to listen to harp concerts, but also for harpists to take part in training courses, or to introduce children to music. Dance workshops are offered, as well as a luthier meeting.
  • Festival Jazz en place takes place on a few days in late August in Dinan and neighbouring towns (Lanvallay, Lehon...). Open air jazz and blues concerts, and also Off festival in the bars. From 2017 August, 21st till 27th.
  • Medieval festival "Fous d'histoire", European historic show fair. On 2017 October, 21st and 22nd.

  • The ramparts festival (La fête des remparts) is maybe the flagship event in Dinan. It is held every other year, next edition will be in July 2018. Many shows are offered all around the ramparts but also in the old city, with numbers of actors allowing to go back in medieval time and its daily life. Parades and concerts enrich the celebrations. Craftsmen organize a medieval market as well. Each edition is also the opportunity to renew the program with a particular medieval theme.