Monday, April 13, 2009

Dinan, France - June 6, 2008

Dinan had not appeared on our radar and was, therefore, not on our itinerary, until the campground manager at Fourgeres assured us that it was worth a look. From our perspective, he was absolutely correct.
In North East Brittany, this nicely restored, walled medieval town, with a population around 11,000, was indeed a treat.
Dinan's history involves ongoing feuds with England, most notably, the Duke of Lancaster’s invasion of 1357. This altercation ended when the local hero, Bertrand Du Guesclin, duffed up the leading English Knight in a one-on one combat. This victory rescued Bertrand's brother from prison and kept the city in French hands. More pictures here.

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