|Lets go explore!|
We have a whole day to explore Dinan. First, we walked across the street to Saint Saviour Basilica.
|Quite romanesque with gothic added.|
|We are going down to the river for lunch by the way of the main road.|
|Notice those aren't nails, but wooden pegs!|
|We go through an ancient gate in the city wall.|
|From the outside of the city wall.|
|The streets are all cobbled.|
|This was the mayor's house from a long time ago.|
|This street just keeps going down....it should be fun going back up!|
|Finally we reach the river. Notice the Autoduct behind and the boat garage.|
|We ate our picnic lunch on that bench in the little park. Then we walked along the waterfront, did a bit of shopping.|
|This area must not have all those cliffs with limestone blocks to make houses with. The houses here are made with stone and stucco or are half-timbered.|
|It looks a lot more difficult to add windows than in the limestone block construction.|
|Let's go walk the City Wall!|
A City Wall was the first line of defense, very important to cities like Dinan. It wasn't just for show, it was actually put in use many times.
|This was a serious project!|
|It is a great place to see the wonderful family gardens in back yards|
Once we came off the wall, we walked back to our "home" by way of the back of St. Saviour's Basilica.
|On the side of the basilica you can see where a later improvement meshed with an older section.|
|This is a clock tower.|
|Checking email while waiting for our meal. La Fountaine du Jerzeal has very good food!|
|We had to go back and pack up to move on tomorrow. We do love Dinan.|
Our Itinerary for today
June 24 ~Friday ~ Day 9- Dinan
Day of Rest!
Possible things to do:
Grocery Shop? For today and tomorrow & Bayeux?
Pick up sandwiches for tomorrows travel day.
La Mie Caline 22 place Marchix Sandwiches for Travel day to St. Michel
Walk around Dinan
See the ruins Chateau de la Hunaudaye
See the Megalith, Roche Longue de Guitté
Read a book:
Restaurant ideas while in Dinan: