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Dinan Base

Overlooking the exceptional site of the Rance Valley, the medieval citadel of Dinan is one of the most beautiful Breton cities. Inside its surrounding walls, this city has preserved an exceptional heritage over the centuries: you can admire the wood-framed houses, churches and also walk through the narrow streets and discover all the secrets of the city.

Dinan, is a mosaic of colours and contrasts, in the middle of Rance country. All around the city, rare architectural treasures open their doors in the heart of well-preserved nature - menhirs, dolmens, crosses, and also castles, manors, mills, ... so many things to discover along the way

  • To see : Dinan its famous Jerzual , street, a steep cobbled street,the most beautiful in the city; home Faluns; Gallo-Roman villa Quiou; the castle; the clock tower; wood-framed houses; maison de la Rance; etc.
  • To taste : grilled lobster, 'corbelets', salt meadow lamb in theMont St Michel bay, cotriade (fish stew), conger la dinardaise, Dinan beer, cider.
  • To know : the locks are open on public holidays.
  • Very Favourite : The Cancale marine farm (discover the world of the sea, all about oyster production, see thousands of shells and the sorting workshops

Navigation on the Ille et Rance Canal :
This 84 km long canal runs through 43 towns and is punctuated by 61 locks. You can admire the Hede staircase lock, lined with majestic trees (11 locks to pass a drop of 27m) and you will enjoy a magnificent view. In the valley of the Rance, keep an eye open and you will see many wild flowers: periwinkle, wood violet, nightshade, orchis buffoon ... they will fill your cruise with beautiful scents. Aalong the Ille-et-Rance canal, there is a towpath connecting Rennes to Dinan for walks along the water. He will discover the quiet charm of the region: its lock houses, its stone railway viaducts and, but also its highly diversified fauna and flora.

From Dinan : 

One way

  • Redon - Rennes - Dinan (or invers) : 170 km - 59 locks - 29 hours

Return Trip

  • Dinan - Rennes - Dinan : 158 km - 94 locks - 39 hours

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