Saint-Malo and Dinan Private Tour from Rennes
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Saint-Malo the city of privateers
Book this Saint-Malo and Dinan private tour from Rennes. Your personal chauffeur or driver-guide will take care of you throughout the day and recommend you the best of this charming town!
Dinan is without doubt one of the most attractive and best-preserved small town in Brittany. With its 1.8 mile (3 kilometers) long ramparts, half-timbered houses, an attractive port and cobbled streets filled with art galleries and craft shops it’s worth spending a day of anyone’s time.
The city is owner of 71 historical monuments.
Dinan the medieval town
In 1283, Dinan became a ducal town and work started on the ramparts, heralding a military role for the town which would last until the 20th century. Improvements to the fortifications continued until the 16th century by which time they had reached 2650 meters in length. These defensive measures proved successful during the Ducal War of Succession when the town stubbornly resisted a siege by the English.
In the 17th and 18th century, Dinan developed much as other average-sized towns. There was growing concern over public health, luxurious private mansions were built along the major streets and numerous new convents appeared.
Despite the beginnings of a relative economic decline linked to the industrial revolution, the 19th century saw the inauguration of the viaduct in 1852 and the construction of new parts of town. In 1879, the first station was built outside the walls and British incomers progressively settled in the town. As a result, an Anglican church was built.
The transmission of this living heritage has now been secured for the inhabitants and the 500 000 tourists welcomed every 2 year as the famous “Fete des Remparts” (Ramparts Festival) testifies.
A town of traders, craftmen and fairs since the Middle Ages, Dinan has succeeded in maintaining its role as commercial capital of the Rance Valley
- Private transportation to Saint Malo and Dinan from / to Rennes
- English, Spanish, Italian, French speaking
- Local driver or driver-guide
- Highline modern A/C sedan or minivan
- Bottled water
- Meals and tasting fees unless mentioned
- Entrance fees if you don’t book a driver-guide
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Guided visit of Saint-Malo and Dinan except if you book a driver-guide
- Gratuities for the driver / guide