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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  • Nice walk through the alleys of the city. Make a hole next to the Church to see the statues on the sidewalk!
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  • To visit every corner of the medieval city. These are pages of history full of treasures to discover. A nice walk to miss.
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  • Nice city, but pity not being able to walk on the walls... Closed in winter until April and paid the rest of the year!
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