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Dinan is a medieval and one of Brittany's prettiest and best-preserved towns, a jewel in the Breton Crown, noted for houses built on stilts over the sidewalks. The 18th-century granite dwellings provide sharp contrast to the ancient half-timbered houses and cobblestones in this town completely surrounded by ramparts with a once-fortified chateau.

The town is situated on a plateau overlooking the river Rance about 20km from the river estuary. The name Dinan is derived from the old Breton; Din or Dun meaning fortress.

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People who live in or who come from Dinan are called dinannais or dinannaises

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