Medieval walled town of Guerande, Guerande

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Medieval walled town of Guerande translates as “white land,” so named because of the salt flats that surround the area. In fact, the town was built to protect this valuable commodity 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. Put Medieval walled town of Guerande into our Guerande family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Guerande.
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  • Any small city with many parks in season. Prefer a winter visit. Very welcome to the office of tourism with reduction to book the guided tour of the salt marshes
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  • Old town with its towers and fortifications. Walk in the alleys flowering; medieval facades and very good breakfast in a restaurant on the site of the Church, in front of the entrance of the Church.
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  • nice little town within the walls with a lot of shops more attractive than the other with a lot of local artist. so much fun that I plan to go back
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