Maison du Gouverneur, Dinan

Historic Building in Dinan & Léhon

Rue Du Petit-Fort Maison Du Gouverneur
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Nestled at 24 rue du Petit Fort in Dinan, the Governor’s House, historically known as the old Château Ganne, is a relic from the Middle Ages that stands as a testament to the town’s rich past. This venerable 15th-century half-timbered structure once served as the residence and workshop of a hand weaver, combining living quarters on the upper floor with a ground-floor workspace. Though it was owned by Mr. de La Bretonnière, the city’s governor, he never resided within its walls, as the house lay outside the city’s fortifications. Recognizing its historical significance, the entire building was designated a historic monument on March 10, 1938.

Architecturally, the house boasts two levels plus an attic, maintaining much of its original charm, including a period fireplace distinguished by bricks placed between the lintel and the mantle, offering an additional source of warmth. Inside, visitors can explore exhibitions that showcase a traditional loom, various everyday artifacts from bygone days, and historical costumes, providing a window into the domestic and professional life of its medieval inhabitants. This house is not just a building; it’s a portal to Dinan’s medieval heritage, inviting all who enter to step back in time.

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Visiting Maison du Gouverneur, Dinan

Address: Maison du Gouverneur, Rue du Petit Fort, Dinan, France
Duration: 20 minutes

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