The Château de Dinan consists of a keep, in the town of Dinan, in the Côtes-d'Armor département of theUse our Dinan day trip planner to arrange your visit to Chateau de Dinan and other attractions in Dinan.
Brittany region of France.
The keep and the gate are part of the 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) of medieval ramparts which still surround the old town.
It is called Donjon de la duchesse Anne (Keep of the Duchess Anne), and stands 111 feet (34m) high near the Saint Louis gate. John V, Duke of Brittany built the keep in 1382–1383. The keep is formed by a union of two tall circular towers; a moat and drawbridge divides the keep from the outside of the ramparts as well as from the inside of the city, providing a stronghold both against outsiders and from the townspeople themselves. Extensive machicolations overhang the wall head providing defensive coverage of the base of the tower.
The castle was listed for protection as a monument historique in 1886. It is owned by the commune and houses the local museum.
Chateau de Dinan reviews
We were staying further along the coast towards Mont St Michel and looking around the area. The area around is just special at this time with the countryside green and lush and warm. We drove down... more »
Dinan is a perfect town for those interested in Medieval History. The chateau and the walls are accessible and very much worth the visit. more »
Build a tripTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Dinan
Side trips from Dinan
Hidden gems in Dinan
Nearby attractions in Dinan
Historic Sites in Dinan
Trips to Chateau de Dinan by other users
17 days in Nantes BY A USER FROM IRELAND Musee de l'Imprimerie Les Machines de L'ile Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage 25 days in Spain, Dordogne & Saint-Malo BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Sarlat-la-Caneda San Sebastian - Donostia Cangas de Onis 10 days in Cotes-d'Armor BY A USER FROM FRANCE Dinan Carnoet Perros-Guirec 9 days in Brittany BY A USER FROM CANADA Rennes Perros-Guirec Brest 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Dublin Munich Venice 8 days in Paris, Saint-Malo & Mont-Saint-Michel BY A USER FROM ESTONIA Paris Saint-Malo Mont-Saint-Michel