The new pontoons are in and they are very smart. They run the whole length of the river and have excellent electric/water junction boxes. There are some fingers and also alongside pontoon mooring.

The facilities are in the back of the marina office, through a side door to the left.

Damien is the harbourmaster and is very helpful and efficient. He speaks perfect English.

Do call and book before arrival. Space is limited and the “marina” is often full, so do call Damien first to help him with his planning.

Picture of the Rance at Dinan from the bridge

The fingers in Dinan are mostly short and only suitable for short boats or you moor along slide the pontoon as allocated by the Harbourmaster

 

A beautiful place with a great upper town. Can get hot in the summer

www.dinan-tourisme.com/index.p…

From the Chatelier lock to Dinan is a great journey and takes approx 25 mins. The speed limit is 5 knots

You need to follow the new red and green buoys carefully – they are right even if they look wrong!

Going from Lyvett to Dinan, it is very well marked. Red and green buoys have now replaced the red/brown and black/white poles. Do stay close to them as it can be quite shallow even though it was dredged in early 2018. You need less than a 1.5m draft.

The wifi is only available at the far end of the marina towards the Harbour office.

The harbourmasters office, facilities are the door on the left and down a corridor

The facilities are basic with only one toilet for men and one for ladies. The showers are hot and adequate. The facilities are through a door to the left of the marina office and you will be provided with a code.

The keypad is a bit hidden

The pontoons are all new for 2018 with very good electric and water. There is more space between fingers but this means they can accommodate a few less boats. An impressive improvement.

Great new pontons

There are some ambitious plans for the future and if they progress they could include

  • Moving the cars to the other side of the road so there is a better walkway to see the boats
  • Building a new marina office on the site of the old Public toilets which would include new facilities and possibly a mast store
  • Possibly having electric bikes available for people staying for more than a week to assist with getting to the main Town.

 

The area is transformed when the road is closed and although we appreciate there may be local objections to closing a road, it really makes a difference. It is closed on Thursday evenings for a music performance and for special occasions, but it would make such a difference it was closed every evening in the Summer from 18:30 onwards. It makes it a lot quieter for the moored boats as well

Contact information

Harbourmaster Damien’s e-mail address is Port de Dinan port@dinan.fr

Tél : 02.96.39.56.44

Interesting recent article – 2010 – sarahjaneodyssey.blogspot.com/……

Boulangerie

There is a boulangerie at the bottom of the hill.

Map

Weather
www.meteoconsult.fr/ter/france……

Market day
Thursday

Other useful numbers

Port de la Vicomté sur Rance
Tél : 02.96.83.35.57.

Port de Saint Samson sur Rance
Tél : 02.96.39.16.05 (mairie).