Leaving this wonderful place
It is not very often that you can mount the stairs of a building over 500 years old and lay to rest you head on a pillow in a room people from the middle ages already occupied. Welcome to Maison Pavie, a very authentic place among the surprisingly many very old structures in this historic town. Easy to find via GPS, except for the last few meters, where deviations render things a bit iffy. We dropped our car at the first possible corner after we realized we overshot the location, walked to the hotel and got directions on how to drive to the entrance. It really was a cinch. The age, condition and layout of the building blew us away, there is even a lounge for resting, a dining/breakfeast room for the food and a garden to relax in. The entire place is filled with antique pieces, many from Indochina. Our room combined a mixture of ultra-ancient with ultra-modern: exposed beams at the ceiling and walls, an ultra-modern and efficient free-standing totally glass-enclosed shower at one side of the room, everything has been painstakingly taken care off. We had a wonderful breakfast at the communal table including freshly squeezed orange juice, ham, 2 cheeses, 3 breads and croissant with butter and jams, yoghurt, omelette and other egg dishes to order. We even availed ourselves of the offered in-house meal cooked by our host Jerome, to really savor the ambience. Jerome cooks a very good meal: we had a great 4 course dinner paired with a nice bottle of a to us unknown Bordeaux. He also gives great suggestions for restaurants in town, we totally enjoyed our meal at the historic Cantorbery with very up-to-date food offerings. Dinan is very definitely a town to visit and if you do, the Maison Paview is without doubt the place to stay in!