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Dinan is a French commune, located in the department of Cotes-d'Armor and region of Brittany.

The town of Dinan is fortified by ramparts. Strategic point for traffic between Normandy and the north coast of Brittany, Dinan is mainly built on a hill. The city dominates the 75 m Rance, which flows northward to empty into the Channel between St. Malo and Dinard. Dinan proposed long bridge over the north to cross the river Rance and its wide estuary.

Dinan is the axis of the common community of Dinan. This combination of Commons is the first intercommunal grouping of Britain.

Dinan region has been inhabited since the Neolithic as suggesting the presence of a dolmen in ruins on the outskirts of the city towards Lanvallay.

The history of Dinan is known from the eleventh century, although the site has probably been occupied since ancient times. At that time a village which is implanted in a Benedictine monastery. A fragment of the Bayeux tapestry evokes the destruction by William the Conqueror a castle mound.

Castle mound of DinanOrganisée parishes around Saint-Malo and Saint-Sauveur, Dinan half was purchased in 1283 by the Duke of Brittany Jean le Roux. At that time the city acquired the ramparts we know it. The towers of Beaumanoir, Vaucouleurs, Saint Julien, Beaufort, Connétable of Coetquen, Penthievre, Long and St. Catherine surrounding the old city in the counterclockwise direction. This walkway still intact 2 600 m was drilled through the gates of Jerzual, Saint-Malo, Brest, and later Bank of St. Louis (1620).
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continuation and conclusion of the history of Dinan

view of the old bridge

Theme : Dinan

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