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Medieval walled town of Guerande, Guerande
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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La cité ancienne est enfermée de toute part, les seuls accès sont les quatre portes dont la porte St Michel qui permet d'accéder aux remparts et cela vaut le coup d'oeilThe old city is enclosed on all sides, the only access are the four doors which the door St Michel that allows access to the battlements and worth the glanceshow original
Boutiques et restaurants agréables. Remparts payants, un peu dommage, cela limite leur visite si le temps est compté.Shops and nice restaurants. Pay walls, a little pity, this limits their visit if time is short.show original
La cité a été bien restaurée/préservée. On peut faire la visite d'une partie des remparts seulement. Les ruelles sont très pittoresques.The city has been well restored/preserved. We can make a visit to a part of the walls only. The lanes are very picturesque.show original
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