Situated at the gateway to Loire Atlantique, the medieval character town of Guérande is one of the rare French towns whose ramparts are totally intact (more than 1.4 km !).
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Guérande and its white gold
The walled « town within a town » is a lovely place to stroll around with its pedestrian streets and beautiful historic buildings.
Guérande is also famous for its salt or white gold. The Guérande salt marshes are a colourful patchwork of magnificent scenery created by man over the centuries and home to exceptional flora and fauna.
Brière Regional Natural Park
On the outskirts of Guérande, the Brière Regional Natural Park is a vast protected area where Man and Nature are at one with each other. Take the opportunity to observe remarkable flora and fauna in their natural habitat. Forget about the car and take a trip through the marshes aboard a ‘chaland’ flat-bottomed boat or, if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on dry land, walking, cycling and horse riding are ideal ways to explore this wonderful area !
Peat cutting, reed cutting for thatch…the marshes have been a part of the local economy since time immemorial. Learn all about the history and traditions of the area in local museums and hamlets of thatched cottages, dotted about the Park.
How to get to Guérande ?
The park is just over an hour’s drive from Nantes via N165 and N171. It is under ½ an hour from Saint-Nazaire via D213. Rennes is just under 2 hours; Vannes and the Gulf of Morbihan are 1 hour."