4 days in Brittany, France - 09/26/2023-9/29/2023

Day 1-St. Brieuc
St Brieuc

Dinner aux Pesked

Day 2-Dinan
Dinan, Old Town

Rue Jerzual

The port of Dinan

Church of Saint-Malo

City tour

Dinner a La Fleur de Sel

Day 3-St-Malo/Cancale
The ramparts of St. Malo

The ramparts cont.

Lunch with Katherine

The Sillon Beach


Dinner at Bistro Pilote

Dinan at Night

Day 4-Dinard/St Jacut de la mer
Plage de L'ecluse

Seaside promenade

Lunch at La cour de recre

Clair de Lune promenade

Saint Jacut de la mer

Dinner at Longueville

Day 2- Church of Saint-Malo-9/27/2023

 A symbol of flamboytant Gothic, the church of Saint-Malo dates back to the 15th century an received its final from in the 19th century is located in the heart of Dinan.  The church is also famous for its stained glass windows from the early 20th century and are also one of the church’s key features. The church is known for its great sound quality and therefore counted as a prime venue for live concerts.

The notable feature of the church is the entrance which is a renaissance style door added in the 17th century.


The two doorway of the entrance are separated by three ionic columns with vertical grove made from granite coming from this region. There is a decorative frieze above the doors with two triangles above (these are called frontons, and an idea taken from the design of the facade of classical temples). These each contain carved shells, a symbol of the pilgrim.


As soon as you walk in, there are two large paintings hanging on each side of the entry way.


Very pretty painting depicting the daily life in Brittany.


The stained glass windows are very attractive and depict the city’s inhabitants and districts, but also its history and various religious events.


Most of the stained glass window were added in the 19th and early 20th century.


All the superb colorful stained glass windows were created by the master glazier in 1854.


On the left you can see Anne of Brittany entering Dinan.


View of the 19th century nave from the transept.


Beautiful rose widow depicting the presentation of Jesus in the temple that celebrates an early episode in the life of Jesus.


The nave and the aisles were rebuilt from 1855 to 1865


The 15th century chancel, apse and transept are a superb illustration of Gothic Flamboyant style.


The altar completed in 1955 stands of the town's highest spot.



The original pulpit (on the right) from the 18th century was restored in 1902.  It comes from the Jacobins convent of Dinan.


Medieval art 1849-1880


Monstrance for concelebrating host



Statue of Saint Paul


Statue of Saint Peter.


The axial chapel and its contemporary stained glass windows.


The north aisle


Stained glass window depicting Jesus and the Samaritan woman.


Closer look at Jesus and the Samaritan woman with the background in shades of blue, circa 1874


The renowned organ maker Alfred Oldknow built the Great Organ in 1889.  Considered a masterpiece, it is also the only our of four of this creations to have remained in Brittany.


We are now leaving the church.


Panoramic view of the square.



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