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Medieval walled town of Guerande

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Forget Diagem Alley - this is the real thing!

What a Gem! a fully functioning Walled Citadel, which has not changed since medieval times. Tiny... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
NBannister
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Enfield, Ireland
A nice little town to walk around

We stopped in the town whilst looking for a grocery shop. Noticed the walls and decided to have a... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Guyzie80
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York, United Kingdom
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| Direction St Lyphard, 44350, Guerande, France
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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

1  Thank NBannister
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

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

Thank TauntonBob
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

1  Thank englishlady_12
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! 🇳🇱

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

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

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 !!

Thank Damian R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lots and lots of creperies quite a few tourist shops and a few bars. Worth a look but not a long drive out of your way.

Thank Junglist_grans
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The medieval city of guerande is so beautifully charming. The medieval walls are a big part of the charm and offer a beautiful throw back to medieval times. They arent high so you dont have a far away view but seeing all the rooftops is...More

Thank Olivia A
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