Dinan is an ancient, riverside city in the Brittany Region of France. If you’re in town to shop, stop by La Place des Merciers, the open-air market, and
La Place des Merciers
In the La Place des Merciers neighborhood, you can shop for bread, cheese, pate, fresh produce, and cuts of locally raised meat. You can also find leather, shoes, jewelry, and toys for the kids. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, walk down the street and explore the city. Dinan is littered with specialty, botique shops.
On Thursdays, walk around old-town and checkout the open-air market. Local vendors and farmers gather weekly to sell their goods. If you’re staying in town for more than a few days, and you have a kitchen, this is a great place to grab carrots, eggplant, and other ingredients for dinner. The main market is located near Places Champs-Clos and du Guesclin. In the summer months, and around holidays, this area can get rather crowded, so plan accordingly.
Arts and Crafts
While you can find designer clothes in town, it’s not Dinan’s specialty. You won’t find streets of brand name stores like you would in Paris. What you will find, if you look, are unique craft, glass, and textile shops. If you head down to Jerzual Gate, you should be able to find several of these locally owned stores. There, you can shop for glass blown vases, hand-sewn blankets, and tables carved out of local timber. If you want to get a feel of Dinan’s medieval past, visit one of these shops.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Dinan.