Cite Medievale de Guerande, Guerande

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Cite Medievale de Guerande was built to protect salt flats in the marshes below. Formidable ramparts guard the city’s entrance; they still look as if they were completed just days before you arrived. Two towers flanking the main gate have had a number of uses since their construction: as guard towers, a prison, a city hall, and, finally, a museum with artifacts, costumes, and information about military history on display. Inside the walls, the most notable point of interest is Saint Aubin’s Church, a popular place of worship and study in the 9th century. Stroll through the narrow streets and stop by a boutique to purchase local salt from the flats nearby. To visit Cite Medievale de Guerande on your trip to Guerande, use our Guerande trip planner.
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  • Inside the centuries old walls stands a pretty village with pedestrian streets and local specialties shops many of which sell the world famous salt of Guerande in different variations including...  more »
  • Nice walk. Beautiful place. Very quiet in February. Most shops were closed on 29.02.2020. Old houses well kept.  more »
  • Unexpected find - this ancient walled city near la Baule. Interesting shops and cafes to try. Buy your locally produced salt here. Worth a wander round.  more »

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