Photographer's Note

Dinan is the most marvelous medieval city I've seen till now. In this town you're sitting as if you are in a scene from Harry Potter movie. The wooden houses, narrow cobbled streets with beautiful doors, they make you live in the Middle Ages.

Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in north-western France. The medieval town on the hilltop has many fine old buildings some as early as 13th century. The town retains a large section of the city walls, part of which can be walked around.

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.

A major highlight in the calendar is Dinan's Fête des Remparts. The town is transformed with decoration and many locals dress up in medieval garb for this two-day festival. It occurs only every other year.

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  • Copyright: ihsan mursaloglu (mursaloglu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 689 W: 7 N: 1321] (8682)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-05-08
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-06-17 13:37
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