Have you ever visited a real-life fairytale town? Ever wondered while watching those Disney films, if these towns do exist? I know I did, not only once. But each time I watch these movies. These Disney movies and fairytale stories had played a big role in my childhood days. I grew up with these movies. So when I went for a road trip to Europe with my friends, I found out that these fairytale towns do exist in real life. And one of these towns is Dinan, a Medieval town located in Brittany, Northwest France.
During planning our road trip, I went through our route. Saw the laid out route on a google map and one by one checked out the towns for our stopovers, and the towns will be passing by. One by one I searched about these towns and unexpectedly discovered a hidden gem in each one of them. With this post, we will focus on the Old town of Dinan.
When I searched about Dinan, a bunch of photos pop-up. A photo of half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, just like we usually saw in Disney films. I instantly fall in love with the town. Right there and then, I contact my friends and insist that we add Dinan to our stopover. I just can’t let this opportunity to see a real-life fairytale town to pass.
DINAN WALKING TOUR GUIDE
Here are some spots in Dinan you should check-out on your next visit.
1| Tour Ste-Catherine
To get a magnificent view of the town’s viaduct and port, climb up to the top of a 16-m high tower. It’ll be tiring, but the view from above is all worth it.
2| Saint Catherine Chapel
A few walks away from Tour Ste-Catherine lies Saint Catherine Chapel.
3| Tour de I’Horloge
The entire town of Dinan can be viewed from the top of Tour de I’Horloge, a 15th-century clock tower.
4| Rue du Jerzual and Rue du Petit Fort
Cobblestoned streets lined with half-timbered houses.
5| Basilique St-Sauveur
This church contains the heart of the 14th-century knight, Bertrand du Guesclin.
We have limited time when we visit Dinan. So if there are places in Dinan that I did not mention in this blog post, please feel free to add them up on the comment section below. It will be a great help for people who are planning their visit to this beautiful town.
If you want to find out more about Dinan, visit this link here.