Local Attractions

La  Petite Ferme enjoys a tranquil location in the heart of the farming community on the Brittany Normandy Border, and is a perfect base  for exploring the numerous delights this region has to offer.

Take your pick of unspoiled coastline, medieval chateaux, historic market towns and woodland walks. As you travel, sample the delights of the local specialities of Camembert and Calvados, or enjoy the excellent seafood platters served in numerous local restaurants.

Le  Mont  St Michel

The region’s most famous attraction is ‘Wonder of the West’, Le Mont St Michel. The pre-Romanesque church was built over a thousand years ago and over the centuries has developed to encompass the magnificent Abbey and monastery.

Today over 3 million people visit to enjoy the beautiful architecture and witness the  tides , the highest in europe- reaching 14 m in Spring and Autumn.

The Mont St Michel isnt simply a magnificent monastry, a whole community inhabites the tiny island. After visiting the ‘Marvel’ itself spend some time enjoying the quaint winding streets abundant with restaurants  & gift shops.

Enjoys an exceptional geographical setting , on the hillside, overlooking the river Rance. The area alongside the River Rance is known as the port of Dinan and is connected to the town by the steep streets Rue Jerzual and its continuation outside the walls the Rue de Petit Fort.
Port of Dinan The Port at Dinan, here you can relax over a coffee or take a boat trip along the river.It is also the best place to start your exploration of the old town.
The medieval town on the hilltop has many fine old building some as early as 13th century. the town retains a large section of the city walls part of which can walked around. The cobbled streets are filled with cafes and restuarants alongside boutiques offering a selection of gifts featuring traditional crafts.

Major historical attractions include the Jacobins Theatre dating from 1224, the flamboyant Gothic St Malo’s Church, the Romanesque St Saviour  Basilica, Duchess Anne’s Tower and the Château de Dinan.

A major highlight in the calendar is Dinan’s Fête des Remparts.  Every other year the town is transformed with decoration and many locals dress up in medieval garb for this two-day festival.

Old Town Dinan

Old Town Dinan

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