We arrived in Dinan as the clock struck noon, parking was free until two. This is what I like about France, when the meter-maid takes a lunch break, we are spared. Fair and square!
Opening any guide book of France, you won’t find much information on Rennes. This is because the capital city of Brittany suffered a great deal during World War II and much of it had to be rebuilt. A fire in 1720 also destroyed most of its timbered houses, sparing a few.