Saturday, August 2, 2014

Beautiful Bretagne

Back in April of this year I was privileged to have been invited to join in a week's house exchange in Bretagne. One of our many exploratory outings took us to the delightful town of Dinan, which is described by Wikipedia as "a walled Breton town and a commune in the Cotes dÁrmor department of north-west France"
 with a population just under 11,000.
 
As shown below it has a wonderful viaduct crossing over the River Rance, on which we enjoyed a half-hour's boat trip.
 
 
 
. . . here a faithful companion waited patiently while its owner tinkered on an adjacent yacht

 
I really like the appearance of these window boxes, storm shutters and ancient stone buildings - so very different to that of Australian houses!

 
 
. . . and here, a fascinating combination of timber and leadlight

 
 
. . .  as little alley ways and stairways invite further exploration

 
while "Pretty Penny"s owner was no doubt expecting just that from the sale of his yacht!

 
 
. . . and beautiful hand-worked curtains adorned many windows

 
and local eateries extended invitations to dine al fresco in a colourful setting


 
It is indeed a truly charming town and one I can thoroughly recommend as a "must visit" on your holiday To Do list.
 
Joining in with James' Weekend Reflection








11 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

A very scenic area. Enchanting. And the little dog is adorable.

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit and you have given us the flavour of the place with fantastic reflection. Have a great weekend

Viera said...

What a beautiful places...it is really worth seein it... Lovely photos...

Viera said...

The aqueduct is breathtaking...

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

The reflections of the bridge are stunning. This beautiful area of France is one which I'm yet to discover. Enticing images.

diane b said...

fabulous reflections and so many lovely pictures of this pretty town.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Looks like a very charming place indeed!
Duncan In Kuantan

'Tsuki said...

So you came to my country... ^^

I hope people were welcoming, and that you had a blast during your stay. The pictures you brought home are very pretty indeed : perfect postcards, well done.

Stewart M said...

Just back from a month in the UK - it really does look different to home!

Nice pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gerald (SK14) said...

I love the reflections and the dog.

NatureFootstep said...

I have never been there. Seems to be apitty. Love your images of the old area.

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