Festival of the Ramparts of Dinan
Fête des Remparts de Dinan
21, 22.07.2018 (biennial event, next edition in 2020)
Dinan (Bretagne region)
Geographical, cultural and historical context
The medieval town of Dinan is located in north-western France, on the hilltop overlooking the river Rance, at about 50km from Rennes, 50km from Saint-Brieuc and 30km from St-Malo. Dinan, with its rich heritage of about 70 historical monuments and medieval ramparts still surrounding the old town, is a real treasure to discover for the tourists and visitors fond of history.
Event description and programme
A major highlight in the calendar is Dinan's Festival of Ramparts, during which the town relives its past and many locals dress up in medieval garb for two day. The event takes place every other year attracting over 100,000 visitors who immerse themselves into medieval life and traditions through the magnificent and impressive shows, street performances and various activities. Every edition is dedicated to a certain topic, like for example “The Arts in the Middle Ages”, “The Silk Road”, “The medieval fears”, and the main activities and displays are connected to the topic. The medieval market invites the visitors to rediscover forgotten tastes, medieval crafts, or attend the spectacular jousting tournaments in the Dinan Castle yard.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Comité de la Fête des Remparts
Address: Boulevard André Aubert, 22100 Dinan, France
Tel.: +33 296871461 | Fax: +33 296879999
Dinan Tourism Office / Office de Tourisme Dinan
Address: Vallée de la Rance, 9 rue du Château - BP 65 261 - 22105 Dinan, France
Tel.: +33 296876976 | Fax: +33 296876977
Address: 21, rue du Marchix, BP 44162 - 22104 Dinan, France
Tel.: +33 296392243
Image: Comité de la Fête des Remparts
Text sources: Comité de la Fête des Remparts, Wikipedia, Dinan Tourism Office
Dinan and its castle on Google Maps:
Promos and video reportages of the event: