Cite Medievale de Guerande, Guerande

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Cite Medievale de 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 Cite Medievale de Guerande on your trip to Guerande, use our Guerande trip planner.
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  • Unexpected find - this ancient walled city near la Baule. Interesting shops and cafes to try. Buy your locally produced salt here. Worth a wander round.  more »
  • Me and a couple of my children stopped off here on the way back from the beach and had a wander around. Was really amazed that's it so well preserved and it was great to have a wander around and see....  more »
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