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- I travelled with my husband and 18 year old daughter. It is a beautiful city with a great atmosphere. Lots of creperie and places to sit and watch the world go by. Lots of shade. Church is small but stunning. I use crutches and mobility scooter. There are steps into the church but it can be accessed by wheelchairs if you ask at the office. The streets are cobbled in parts but easily navigated. There is a route outside the city to see the moat and city walls, only a few small steps to navigate. My daughter visited the museum and was very impressed but it is all in French. Overall a very enjoyable afternoon and highly recommendedWritten September 13, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- When you get there you might enjoy some information and learning about the local trade about sea salt cropping.
But the main purpose of the place seems to be selling souvenirs and goodies on the theme of Brittany, local food items, such as cider, muscadet dry white wine, butter biscuits, salted caramel sweet, local cakes sur as briton cake, chocolate fudge Le Baulois, rhum cake named Biscuit Nantais, packages of salt rough grey salt, regular salt or very fine one called salt flower, in multi-sizes packaging, and of course postcards maps, flags and all you can imagineWritten September 23, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We did the Visite Jeu - (which was all in French). It was excellent and although the 3 children don't speak French there were some games and challenges to keep them amused. Tour was conducted by the chateau owner, who was really friendly and very knowledgeable. Fascinating history and beautiful place. Highly recommended.Written August 6, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We loved visiting monkey Forrest we got close to them one of the monkeys was cheeky he snatched my bottle of water of me it's a beautiful place to go to we will definitely be visiting there again in the near future.Written February 15, 2019
- We were very happy with the tour we took (a tour that showed the eatible plants, and had us tast soms plants and tea). The guide gave a very good explanation, so we could understand how the salt was formed and collected. The store has a nice exhibition, but the tour gives you similar information.Written August 16, 2018
- When visiting the medieval village of “Guérande” do not Forget to visit also the wonderfull “Col´légiale Saint – Aubin”, located at only a few steps from the “Church of Notre Dame Blanche”. This Collégiale was built in the 12th century, enlarged and modified later, more particularly in the 16th century, this former collegiate church was classified in the year 1840 by the Historic Monuments. I tis a very beautiful collegiate church in the flamboyant Breton Gothic style, who is very well preserved with magnificent stained glass windows.Written September 10, 2022
- Found a very helpful young lady who's English was very good, especially with my disabled parents. Gave us lots of help and advice.Written October 22, 2019
- Salt marshes are everywhere in this area, some of them are dry, others half dry with heaps of salt and some still full of water. Interesting to pass by even if only by car. Some shops sell salt on the side of the road (of course much cheaper than elsewhere!). .Written September 10, 2020
- In between the walls of Guerande you also can visit the “Chapelle Notre Dame Blanche”, who is listed as a historic monument in the year 1910, it dates from the 13th century and is the oldest building in the medieval city. The chapel was built in the 13th century by Jean de Montfort, in the year 1348. It is undoubtedly linked to the town of Guérande, the existence of which is attested in the year 1206.
Got sold as national property during the Revolution in the year 1796, the building then served as a storage and fodder store. It was returned to worship in the year 1854 and renovated. France and Brittany signed the second Treaty of Guérande there in the year 1381, putting a definitive end to their dispute. Nice to visit.Written September 10, 2022
- After your visit of the Colegiale Saint Aubin, you have just a small walk to through the main street, you will arrive in front of the “Porte Saint Michel” who after some spectacular restoration works, gives you the opportunity to explore Porte Saint-Michel again and marvel at its restored splendor. Immerse yourself in the history of this emblematic place, this former home of the city captain in the time of the Dukes of Brittany. Discover the museum's collections through its temporary exhibitions before ending your visit on the ramparts to contemplate a breathtaking panorama of the medieval city. We feel sorry for not having enough time to visit also the museum inside, but this will be for our next visit.Written September 12, 2022
- When walking in between the walls you surely will pas at the “Manoir de La Prévoté, who is at only a few steps from the collegiate church. From the 16th century, it was called rue de la Prévoté, because it gave access to the residence of the provost of the collegiate church of Saint-Aubin, the highest dignitary of the college of canons, the provost being the representative of the bishop. The installation of a provostship is attested in Guérande from the year 1295. It is confirmed in the year 1312 by papal bull (from the Latin bulla, the “seal”, a document, originally sealed, by which the pope poses a legal act).
The Prévoté manor, with its staircase tower, is a remarkable example of the architecture of 16th century Breton manors. Henri de Bruc de Montplaisir, last provost of Guérande was then bishop of Vannes.
Virtually in ruins in the 20th century, the manor was restored in the year 1996. In the collegiate church, there is still the Prévot stall (its carved wooden armchair). It was not open for public visiting when we were there.Written September 12, 2022
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