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. To visit Medieval walled town of Guerande on your trip to Guerande, use our Guerande trip planner.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Strolling through the old town you will not see the time happened, but on the other hand you will find the streets of the passes.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Charming walk to Guérande in September. Typical village intended to compete at television of the type preferred the french Village. Nice alleys weather, collegial welcoming during the Atlantic drizzle. If you like salt, you will not be disappointed of the shops. For the rest a few stalls that do not spoil too much place and it gives life back season.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Visit Guérande on Saturday, September 9, therefore market day a lot of people. Medieval town well preserved with 2 shopping streets and restaurants (especially of pancake). Rather lovely city but that is especially true for its magnificent ramparts and his walk which toured the city, nice weather.
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