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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  • This medieval city is charming and a must see. Every other year they have a medieval festival in May or early June. It is fabulous. There are times that you can drive your car into the city. Be carefu...  more »
  • Nice walk through the old town with its shops, salons of teas and other pastries that happiness on a sunny day
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  • Passing through the region, we are stopped moments qq. The medieval town has the inside of the walls is very small but the ride in the lanes is nice
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