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Fleur De Lys is a comfortable and stylish first floor apartment with beautiful river views.
There are 2 bedrooms and a bed settee, ideal for a family of up to 5.
The apartment is located next to the river Rance, and retains much charm and character,. There is free wi-fi internet and UK satellite tv, as well as French tv channels.
The apartment is in a superb location to explore medieval Dinan and the sandy beaches of the North coast, as well as the historic towns of St Malo, Dinard and Mont St Michel.
A short walk across the old stone bridge brings you to Dinan's historic port area, where you can find a number of riverside restaurants, bistros, cafes and a traditional Breton bakery.
From the apartment, you can follow the peaceful riverside path to the beautiful village of Léhon with its ancient Abbey and cobbled streets. Crossing the old bridge, a short walk up the steep Jerzual hill brings you into the perfectly preserved centre of medieval Dinan (Or you can let the train take the strain - there's a regular tourist train link during the summer).
The apartment has a well equipped and fitted kitchen. Oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee-maker.
Fleur de Lys has a light airy living room with views over the river.
Two bedrooms, one with a double bed, second with 2 singles. Bed settee in the living room sleeping an additional one or two.
Bath with shower, and separate wc.
Modern electric radiators.
Satellite 'Freeview' tv, French terrestrial channels, dvd player. Free wi-fi.
Fleur de Lys does not have a garden.
Free parking available on the street outside on a first come first served basis . You can reserve a space for the week in a private car park close by, for 20€ a week - please just ask.
The apartment is ideal for families or couples.
We can supply bed linen and towels for 20€ per person , and an optional end of stay clean for 50€, or you are welcome to bring your linen and clean before leaving.
There is a washing machine and dishwasher available.
Cot, highchair, and baby bath can be supplied free, please just ask.
Brittany's north coast can be reached in about 35 minutes by car from Dinan. Here you'll find a string of attractive seaside towns and villages including elegant Dinard, and the more relaxed St Jacut de la Mer and St Cast le Guildo. There's a wide variety of beaches - we like Pen Guen which has a large free car park, beach café for a cold drink and a safe sandy beach ideal for swimming. The beach at St Enogat and St Lunaire are also worth a look as are the sandy coves of St Jacut de la Mer. There's also a good coastal walk from St Jacut towards Chateau Guildo, a ruined castle overlooking the estuary. For surfers - start at Pléherel Plage and work your way west towards Finistere.
The weekly Dinan market takes place every Thursday morning in the towns main square.The apartment overlooks the square, so you've got a great view of things! The market is popular with both locals and visitors alike, the many stalls sell local food produce, fresh flowers, books and handmade items, in a very French ambiance. The sausage galettes are also recommended!
Dinan has a wide selection of restaurants, bistros and cafés. For a light snack, try a crepe and a cider at one of the many creperies in town, or a 'fixed menu' of mussels, frites and a glass of white wine at a pavement cafe. For something more substantial, the historic centre has a number of well established restaurants offering traditional French menus. There's also a growing number of young chefs offering a more modern approach often using organic ingredients. Locally sourced ingredients are used as a matter of course and children are made welcome. One thing to note - restaurants do not usually stay open late, and often stop taking orders by 9pm, so don't spend too long on the aperitifs!
The town of Dinan is an ideal holiday location - it has an attractive historic centre, a good selection of restaurants and is also close to the North Brittany coast.The historic medieval centre is well preserved, with a wealth of half-timbered houses, a medieval castle and impressive stone ramparts. The town has a unique atmosphere and plays host to a major medieval festival every 2 years, an unforgettable experience. The next festival takes place in July 2014. The port area of the town is a very attractive spot to explore, with boat, canoe and bike hire available. The river path leads from the port out into the tranquil countryside past the beautiful village of Lehon. Ideal for cycling and walking, the path quickly takes you to the peace and quiet of the Breton countryside.
There is a large, colourful market held every Thursday morning in the town centre, about 1km away.
Many good restaurants can be found on the port, a short stroll away, there are further good restaurants in the historic town centre, about 1 km away.