Loire-Atlantique

Guérande

Interesting
Guérande
The Essential
Interesting
Not far from the busy summer resort of La Baule, Guérande has the authentic charm of a medieval fortified town. Dominating the surrounding salt marshes, this little town is completely encircled by its ramparts. The main entrance is the massive St Michel gate, which houses temporary exhibitions. Visit the collegiate church of St Aubin to see its capitals with grotesque carvings, and take a guided tour through the 2 000ha of salt marshes to learn all about the salt extraction process.