For me, the perfect Cotes d’Armor trifecta is intramuros Saint-Malo, Dinard, and Dinan. They form a triangle on the map. And each village offers an entirely different experience.
Throughout this summer, I will introduce you to all three.
These photos are of Dinan, which is close to my house in Brittany. @madame_imperfect is a good friend of mine. Aurélie and her son, Sandro, are visiting Saint-Malo for a week. I took them to the famous medieval village of Dinan for the day.
The history of Dinan is best known from the XI century, although the site had been occupied since ancient times.
Despite a fire in 1907 that destroyed five half-timbered houses and a bombardment in August 1944, the city has not undergone significant changes since the XX century.
Nowadays, the city has largely restored its heritage. Half-timbered houses still line the Place des Cordeliers , the Rue de l’Horloge, the famous Rue du Jerzual (in the first two photos), and other central paved roads. The churches of Saint-Sauveur and Saint-Malo stand in the middle of the old parishes of the city.
Stay tuned for a full video tour in the weeks to come!
Bisous and big hugs 🤗 from France,
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