More pretty sights of Dinan !

I bring you back once again, to tell you again about the pretty sights of Dinan, in the Côtes d’Armor dept 22 of my lovely Bretagne. I found me again some photos in my vault not in my blog yet so they should. We have visited Dinan,several times and each time a new adventure with good memories unfold. We go always by car of course. Let me tell you again  more pretty sights of Dinan , Hope you enjoy it as I.

The local regional government of the Côtes d’Armor dept 22 is the Sous Préfecture of Dinan located at 17 Rue Michel,  This historically was the Chateau-Ganne built at the end of the 19C in tufa stone in the Second Empire style by Henri Flaud, industrialist and deputy mayor of Dinan at the time. It was acquired by the department in 1947 in order to install the Sub-Prefecture there. In the 1970s, a new building was built to accommodate the majority of administrative services. Château-Ganne remains the residence of the Sub-Prefect. Somehow they all like the old and beautiful still.


This Château-Ganne, a name given by its creator, Henri Flaud, in honor of one of the first castellans of Dinan, Ganna. Mayor of Dinan under the Second Empire, Henri Flaud had money and tastes. It is the only building in Dinan made of tuffaud, this limestone from the banks of the Loire, which he had transported by the Rance river, Once inside, you reach the first floor by a solid spiral staircase, The dining room is adorned with an Aubusson tapestry from the 1650s. The adjoining room is a small living room embellished by the paneling of a bookcase built into the wall. A large living room, decorated with a Pleyel piano, high mirrors and textile hangings dating from Napoleon III. As in the small living room, daylight enters easily thanks to the large windows that cover the fireplaces. It is outside that you find the greatest wonder of the place: the breathtaking view of the Rance valley from a small turret, at the bottom of the garden.

The Sub Préfecture of Dinan, hours, schedules just for info

The Maison d’Auguste Pavie is located at 10 place Saint-Sauveur, in the historic center of Dinan, It is a half-timbered house where Auguste Pavie was born, this magnificent 15C residence where Auguste Pavie, explorer and diplomat in Indochina in the 19C was born. We are welcomed in an elegant and cozy living room with dark blue woodwork, inhabited by sofas draped in white linen. Elegance again at breakfast time for the carmine red dining room which fits perfectly with the Asian atmosphere. Objects brought back from Vietnam, carefully chosen, and magnificent statues populate the residence like this female representation of Buddha The rooms bear the name of the places where Auguste Pavie stayed: “Champassack” with vanilla-coloured walls, “Kampot” in beige tones and chestnut, “Angkor”, enhanced with plum… Nothing outdated though. In the “Luang-Prabang” room, a very contemporary blue canopy sits majestically under the age-old beams. A nod to Laos with these rice paddy hats but a designer bathtub for the bathroom. Auguste Pavie also stopped at Vinh-Long on the shores of the Mekong Delta, a small Vietnamese port made famous by Marguerite Duras’ novel “L’ Amant” or The Lover. The room of the same name has a magnificent gray wall fresco with elephants.


It is today a rental house or chambre d’hôtes in City center Dinan, so you can rent it and we just saw it, Webpage :

The Dinan Cap Fréhel tourist office on Dinan:

There you go folks, another dandy pretty sights in Dinan. Again, hope you enjoy the post on more pretty sights of Dinan as I. And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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2 Comments to “More pretty sights of Dinan !”

  1. A real favourite of mine for sure!

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