Dinan, France: A Brittany Must-See

The picturesque port of Dinan looking down-river from the stone bridge

Brittany, located in northwestern France, stole my heart a decade ago and I’m still returning to discover more of its coastline and countryside. Visitors tend to start and stop with St-Malo, which admittedly is a must-see, but there is more to explore and enjoy: Dinan, for instance. “I’d like to cruise up the River Rance,” I tell my husband after a long day in St-Malo. “I think there’s a boat ... Read Full Article

St-Malo, France: Then and Now

hotel printiana in Dinard

I glimpse St-Malo from the sea just as her intrepid seafarers did over the past five hundred years. The old town is encircled by medieval ramparts and towers, behind which rise stately granite mansions built in the 17th century and the cathedral’s graceful spire. It’s hard to believe this jewel located on the English Channel in northeast Brittany is not the original. St-Malo was severely bombed ... Read Full Article