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A delightful walled town, although not somewhere I would want to go in high summer.

We walked around the town after lunch on a Saturday in October. It was busy but not impossible to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hugh H

Very nice place, worth visiting! You can find parking outside the medieval city, it is free from... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
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All reviews walled town worth a visit la baule lovely place to visit brittany coast sea salt medieval walls souvenir shops salt pans medieval times creperies church france moats loire sel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked around the town after lunch on a Saturday in October. It was busy but not impossible to navigate. The main church is spectacular and particularly interesting. Lots of little souvenir shops which are all over-priced but very pleasant nonetheless. Sel de Guerande on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hugh H
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice place, worth visiting! You can find parking outside the medieval city, it is free from September to June. Inside the medieval city there are several stores, bars and restaurants.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

What a Gem! a fully functioning Walled Citadel, which has not changed since medieval times. Tiny streets, all leading to a central Church Square. Superb shopping and Choloclaters, and of course Caramel Salt! Lots of cafes, bars and nooks and crannys to explore. We were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in the town whilst looking for a grocery shop. Noticed the walls and decided to have a walk around. It’s a nice place with a few restaurants and coffee shops. It’s worth a visit if you’ve got half a day or so to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Guyzie80
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We visited recently as an excursion from a cruise on the River Loire. We had a local guide, which was interesting and gave us some useful information. The entrance gate into the town is quite stunning and then opens out into a lovely street of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This walled city goes back to 1500's and was the capital of the salt business, it still specialises in salt, taken from the salt marshes surrounding it. There are lots of great shops and restaurants and plenty of parking outside the walls, sometimes free. It...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I accidentally found this beautiful place to walk around, shop, and eat some of the best pastries, ice cream, caramels, and the list can go on and on. We will return here when we move to France! 🇳🇱

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jojo2121
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a lovely old town with great character. We have visited many times over the years but it is worth coming back again. There are many restaurants to choose from. Parking has become harder over the years, get there early especially on market day....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We went to see harvesting of sea salt and then decided to pay a short visit. At the very end we spent there more than 3 hours. Lovely and lively city. It has specific charm. Not too many towns in Brittany have a charm. We...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rexonaut
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place with the best beach of La Baule park either early or in the afternoon 3pm to 4pm as it all gets going again in the evening !!

Date of experience: August 2017
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