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Jul 5, 2017 - Dinan part 2

Dinan part 2. My second day in Dinan my train did not leave until late in the afternoon so I explored some more. You can get up on the ramparts and walk pretty much around the whole city. Beautiful views over the roof tops. I noticed this one Boulangerie that twice now had a line out the door. It was early Sunday morning so maybe because they close early. But after looking in the window I suspect that they're bread is really good. The Brittany region is famous for their crepes. It's a big part of what they eat. I figured out the difference...

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Jul 1, 2017 - Dinan and Dinard

I want to talk a little about the train situation. Of course, everyone knows that trains are a huge source of travel in Europe both by tourists and locals. It's commonly ok to just go to the station and get a ticket and get on. But in the summer, some of the popular routes are quite crowded so a ticket ahead of time is a good idea. Where to get the ticket online? There are lots of websites but many charge a fee or don't tell you they're charging a fee but jack up the ticket price. I've found that in Italy trenitalia.com was good and...

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Aug 24, 2010 - Dinan Vieille Ville

In the morning, we decided to explore old town Dinan. We had a train to catch to Rouen and a hostel to check out of, so we were off and exploring by early morning. It was a great time to go - barely anyone was around for most of our walking tour (we followed Rick Steves). The entire old city is enclosed by a large stone wall. In the city, you don't notice the town walls until you cross over to the old town. It is on a hill overlooking the Dinan port. There were many little things along this walk that we never would have noticed before had...

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Aug 22, 2010 - Dinan

Getting to Dinan was easy from Paris. The trains are super easy to navigate. We figured we would get to our hostels early in the day, drop off our bags, and then head to town to explore. Little did we realize that our hostel didn't open until 6 pm! We ended up wandering around Dinan with our bags up and down hills for about 5 or 6 hours! The town itself is beautiful though. It is one of the only cities in Paris that wasn't touched by the war, and therefore all of its buildings are still standing. Some of them are about 700 years old. In...

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Jul 15, 2008 - And on to Brittany ...

Hello Everyone!!! Brittany - and especially this old, old town of Dinan - are living up to all expectations!! Our house - one of the oldest in the Old Town (the part surrounded by an astounding, intact city wall, boasting the best preserved ramparts of the Middle Ages) - is very quirky, with treacherous staircases spiralling ever upwards, made of old cherry wood and with a bannister of rope at its steepest part!!! It is very comfy, with all the mod cons, but loads of character - and perfectly located to explore the town. Since our arrival...

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