France 2008

Dinan, 15-18 May

  Dinan was a joy to visit, with a genuine medieval centre. This is Rue de Jerzual, which until the mid-1800s was the main road into the town from the east. *
  The road bridge that replaced it. *
  There are very substantial ramparts. *
  Porte de Jerzual from inside the town. *
  View into the town from the walls. *
  There were many attractive half-timbered buildings. *
  Ancient building housing Chez La Mère Poucel, an excellent restaurant where we had lunch. *
  St Saveur church. *
  Dinan started as an inland port on the river Rance. The quays are still there, but used by pleasure boats these days. *
  It was very peaceful early this morning, but two nights earlier there had been a terrific thunderstorm which we watched while having dinner in a restaurant in one of the buildings in the photo above. *

The morning we were due to leave Dinan, Nick came down with pneumonia and had to spend two days in intensive care. When he was allowed out, we travelled on to Chinon.


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