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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  • We spent a few hours in the city. As in all these cities, we find shops very typical... But also strings found in concarnaux, St malo. We had a good time, but it has not held us day. By coupling this moment with the wild coast of croisic, the day was beautiful.
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  • Very pretty with lots of thing to visit fortified town and its small pancake to remember after a good walk
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  • Not to be missed if you are passing in this beautiful region, especially during the medieval festival which takes place in June of each year. The city is full of historic monuments and a few best craftsmen in France there have installed their shops for the pleasures of the senses.
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