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Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in north-western France. Its inhabitants, of which there were 10,953 in 2008, are called dinannais / dinannaises.

It lies on the River Rance, though rather unusually most urban development has been on the hillside, overlooking the river. The area alongside the River Rance is known as the port of Dinan and is connected to the town by the steep streets of Rue Jerzual and its continuation outside the walls the Rue de Petit Fort.

The medieval town on the hilltop has many fine old buildings, some of which date from the 13th century. The town also retains a large section of the city walls, part of which can be walked round.

Major historical attractions include the Jacobins Theatre dating from 1224, the flamboyant Gothic St Malo's Church, the Romanesque St Saviour's Basilica, Duchess Anne's Tower and the Château de Dinan.

Taken from an article on Wikipedea.

Map references are approximate only.

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