Picture of the Rance at Dinan from the bridge – picture by Colin S Le Conte


The passage from Lyvet to Dinan is now really well marked. Note red & brown and black and white marks


Arrival at Dinan. The pontoon on the right is reserved for a ferry and cannot be used


The fingers in Dinan are short and only suitable for short boats. Many of the boats look like they have not moved for a long time


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


If your air draught is low you can pass under the bridge at Dinan and go up to and past the next lock


From the Chatalier lock to Dinan is a great journey and takes approx 25 mins.

Going from Lyvett to Dinan, it is very well marked and you need to leave red and brown buoys to the port and black and white to starboard.

Bow in or stern in, although for ease of access stern in on most motor boats. No need for an anchor for Dinan but will be useful on the way up as there is one place worth staying that has no pontoons and you may also have to wait for the tide before going through the Chatelier lock that takes you up the canal to Dinan the port.

– Port de Dinan
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2018 – they have been installing new pontoons from up by the start near the box factory with most having finger arms out into the river, they looked as if water and electric were being run along the pontoons as well. The only section not being done was along by the big barge run as a clothes shop.


The Bureau du Port is the 2nd building from the right. Harbourmaster is very helpful

– Port de la Vicomté sur Rance
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– Port de Saint Samson sur Rance
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Interesting recent article – 2010 – sarahjaneodyssey.blogspot.com/……




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