Photographer's Note

In 1065, William the Conqueror besieged and burned the castle of Dinan. A century later, the city is surrounded by stone walls. Locking the roads of the kingdom of France and Normandy, Dinan is the medieval immense strategic importance: ducal town from 1283, the prosperous city over the years. In the military comes under the influence of the Dukes of Brittany Jean Le Roux and Jean II, added a vital economic size: Inland, the Rance to Dinan is a prosperous city in which grows the cloth trade and leather. In the fourteenth century, the monasteries have largely interest Ducal (Les Cordeliers, Jacobins), while Dinan is one of the main strongholds of Britain, under the leadership of Duke John IV. The dungeon of the castle of Dinan is reminiscent Solidor tower of Saint-Malo, built some ten years ago.

theme : Dinan

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Additional Photos by Valerie Leconte (Leconte) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 716 W: 58 N: 1031] (5795)
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