Dinan, France at Night

By | 2017-05-31T04:11:50+00:00 May 31, 2017|Categories: Europe, France, Photo of the Day|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

France_Brittany_dinan old city bridge bw

We arrived late afternoon in Dinan, Brittany, a medieval city which retains most of its centuries-old architecture because it seems to have avoided most of France’s wars since just before William invaded England in 1066. We shed our biking gear, showered, and headed up a steep hill into the walled city. By the time we’d finished dinner, it was dark. And we were exhausted from the day of biking and the bottle of Graves.

France_Brittany_dinan old city night bw

And so we immediately headed back down the steep hill toward welcome bed. We stopped on the way just long enough to shoot these with my iPhone. Somehow, these walled and cobblestoned streets look even more striking at night, and in black and white. Which is how I developed them.

Thanks again to Exodus Travels for the bikes and the excellent directions. It’s a great trip around a beautiful part of the world we’ve never explored before.


  1. Cheryl June 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Great night shots! Thanks for sharing. I’ve never heard of Dinan before.

    • Tom Bartel June 5, 2017 at 4:43 am - Reply

      Neither had we. Now we want to go back and spend some more time there. Beautiful old city. And, the food was wonderful, too.

  2. Courtney Blacher June 11, 2017 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing! I love when I find new beautiful place like this. Thank you for sharing.

    • Tom Bartel June 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm - Reply

      It’s a beautiful town. Well worth a visit. And the food’s good, too.

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