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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  • Very interesting and informative City in inner city Itself can be bypassed for an hour and a half inside the many souvenir shops and restaurants but they all st13 to 15 closed Recalls Carcassonne only in reduced size
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  • Nothing to do or see in the winter, even in periods of school holidays, except to stop an hour in a creperie. Visit ramparts closed. The evening lights are awful. Anyway, so push up valves left to pay a parking meter and see beautiful well-kept walls.
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  • A must visit this medieval city when you stay in the Guerande peninsula. You go in the old town or you will discover magnificent mansions. Early June the party Medievalle is worth a visit
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