No visit to this part of Brittany would be complete without seeing the beautiful medieval town of Dinan. This beautifully preserved ancient walled town, with riverfront port and picturesque half-timbered buildings, is an absolute gem. Wander round the marvelously restored ancient squares and ramparts, visit the imposing C13 castle (with dungeon), admire the flamboyant Gothic basilica and stroll the lovely cobbled streets packed with authentic artisan workshops. Maybe take lunch in the bustling Place des Merciers, where pretty triangular-gabled houses are further examples of Dinan's exceptional architectural heritage.
We provide optional suggestions for every day of your stay, with a good mix of walking and cycling, usually at 1 or 1+ boot and 1-bike level. There's something for everyone, of every ability: there are short strolls to work up an appetite and rewarding day walks as well as the choice of easy bike rides from your doorstep on the voie verte cycle trail along the River Rance, which will enable you to get to know the area intimately.
It's a fantastically varied region with a landscape of peaceful river valleys, rugged coastal cliffs and secret coves, traditional Breton villages, and charming seaside resorts. Visit Dinard with its sandy beaches and Belle Epoque villas; take a short boat-hop to St-Malo to tour its famous ramparts. You could drive up to the coast for an unforgettable walk along the magnificent Cotes d'Armor trail that hugs the northern coast. For very little effort, you are rewarded with fabulous views, and highlights that include Cap Frehel and Fort La Latte. For a day out a little further afield, you could head over to iconic Mont St-Michel.
We are delighted to have found this lovely hotel right in the heart of medieval Dinan. All the rooms are en suite and individually decorated with stylish soft furnishings.
The hotel has a small bar and a beautiful garden where you can have breakfast or enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Walk to the end of the garden and you find yourself on the ramparts of the town.
|Meals||All buffet breakfasts|
|Tour Starts||Lamballe train station (Pick up) at 17:00 (transfer to hotel, 35 mins, provided)|
|Tour Ends||Lamballe train station (Drop off) by 09:51|
|Rail Options||Paris Montparnasse to Lamballe 14:08/17:00. Return: Lamballe to Paris Montparnasse via Rennes 09:51/13:24.|
|Rail Supplement||Inquire for details and prices.|
|Singles||Add $84 per night|
|Other details||Room upgrade: Prices starting from $30 per person, per night based on 2 sharing. Child prices: Inquire for details and prices.|