Dinan Early Morning
Sparkling or Still
If you should find yourself in St Malo and have the leisure and inclination to visit nearby towns, then Dinan will not disappoint. Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d’Armor department in northwestern France and an absolute gem if you love medieval and Renaissance architecture. I am a great advocate for visiting new places in France early in the morning as the French seldom emerge before 9am and the opportunities to take interesting photographs without the distraction of people is a great incentive to early rising. By the time the tourists start arriving you already have your camera full and are enjoying a leisurely déjeuner in some charming underground restaurant well away from the thronging crowds.
With every street filled with wattle and daub buildings of the most appealing lopsideness, ancient leaning spires and astounding views down to the Rance Dinan is immensely charming and surprisingly unknown by tourists. I and the Doctor spent a delightful day wandering about the streets and this photo shows a glimpse of one of them before the bustle of the day transformed it into a busy café strip.