Tuesday travels. . . Dinan Part 2

This is a continuation of my post on Dinan Part 1.  When we visited Dinan for the second time we went into the museum which is housed in part of the town ramparts. The Dinan Chateau, also known as the Tower of Duchesse Anne, was built in the 14th Century, between 1382-1387.

In the chapel on the ground floor of the castle keep, there is a collection of holy objects, furniture, and gold and silver ware.

I was delighted by the display of old photographs of Dinan and information about the Victorian Romantics. 
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The streets look just the same today, only the fashion being worn is different.

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I particularly enjoyed this painting of the viaduct.

viaduct painting

The views from the ramparts

view from the museum.

After our visit to the museum we went past the church we had visited on our previous trip to Dinan.

church

This church is Basilique St-Sauveur and was built in 1120. The construction underwent many changes in the 15th century.

church entranceAt the entrance to the church is where you can see some of the oldest parts of the building.  Dinan is a beautiful town and well worth a visit on more than one occasion.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. tartanpants says:

    Thanks for posting this and letting us see another part of the world, it feels like I have just been there 🙂 Lovely pictures too x

  2. That church is magnificent!

  3. Northern Narratives says:

    I would enjoy that museum.

    1. suth2 says:

      We were so glad we visited Dinan a second time as we had not gone into the museum the first time we visited.

  4. sarasinart says:

    What gorgeous architecture!

    1. suth2 says:

      I could easily have spent a week there, wandering about and looking more closely at things.

      1. sarasinart says:

        I can see how you could have.

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