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