The half-timbered medieval homes of Rue de Petit-Fort, Dinan, France


This is the cobbled Rue de Petit Fort in the medieval town of Dinan, France. The lane is lined with stone and half-timbered 14th to 16th century homes. It is an impressive example of conservation connecting the old town to the picturesque River Rance. The people who built these timber homes were highly skilled journeymen from all over Europe. These skills are kept alive by today's journeymen like Axel Weller. You can listen to Axel's story on Carpenters from Europe and Beyond.