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Optional Excursion

A Culinary and Cultural Journey to Dinan

Join The Walnut Grove Cookery School for a day beyond the kitchen.  Discover the enchanting medieval town of Dinan in Bretagne

Sample Itinerary:

9:30 AM: Depart from The Walnut Grove Cookery School, winding through the picturesque countryside as you approach the Rance River Valley. The rolling hills and quaint villages will set the stage for your medieval adventure.

11:00 AM: Arrive in Dinan and be transported back in time as you enter the walled city through the Porte Jerzual, a magnificent 15th-century gateway. Wander along the Rue du Jerzual, a charming cobbled street lined with half-timbered houses and bustling shops.

11:30 AM: Climb the ramparts of Dinan, marveling at the panoramic views of the town and the Rance River below. Explore the impressive Porte Saint-Louis and Porte du Gouët, remnants of the town's medieval fortifications.

12:30 PM: Immerse yourself in Dinan's rich history at the Château de Dinan. Discover the imposing fortress, dating back to the 13th century, and explore its courtyards, towers, and exhibits showcasing the town's past.

1:30 PM: Savor a delightful lunch at a traditional Breton crêperie or restaurant. Indulge in local specialties like galettes saucisse (buckwheat crêpes with sausage), galettes complètes (crêpes with egg, ham, and cheese), or cider, a refreshing regional drink.

2:30 PM: Delve into the artistic heart of Dinan by browsing the numerous galleries and shops lining the streets. Discover unique handcrafted treasures, local fabrics, and souvenirs reminiscent of your visit.

3:30 PM: Visit the Église Saint-Malo de Dinan, a stunning Gothic church featuring towering stained glass windows and intricate architectural details. Soak in the peaceful atmosphere and admire the craftsmanship of this historical landmark.

4:00 PM: Take a leisurely stroll through the Jardins de la Fontaine d'Aumale, a picturesque public garden offering tranquil havens with ponds, flowerbeds, and hidden pathways. Enjoy the vibrant colors and peaceful atmosphere before resuming your explorations.

5:30 PM: Depart from Dinan, carrying treasured memories and the undeniable charm of Brittany in your heart. The scenic drive back to The Walnut Grove Cookery School will give you time to reflect on your day and plan your next adventure in France.

Price:  550 Euro Single Person  (Occupying own room)

             650 Euro Two Persons (Sharing a room)


Price includes:

  • Overnight accommodation at The Walnut Grove Cookery School

  • Roundtrip transportation & parking in Dinan

  • Breakfast and chef' prepared three-course dinner at The Walnut Grove Cookery School

Price does not include:

  • Lunch in Dinan

  • Cocktails or wine served with dinner at The Walnut Grove Cookery School

  • Guide services

  • Entrance fees

Additional Tips:​

  • Pack comfortable shoes for exploring the cobbled streets and ramparts.

  • Visit the Musée du Petit Dinan to learn about the town's local history and traditions.

  • Don't forget to try a "kouign amann," a delicious Breton pastry made with butter and sugar.

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