Practical information

 

  • Book a tour
  • Meeting point for each excursion is stated when booking is made.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice on transport to our excursion places.
  • Visits can be organised in French, English and Russian.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes.

Guerande

Tours in the town of Guerande (medieval heritage), in BretagneOn the Guerande Peninsula, you will have reached the White Country which means both sacred and salt country, not so far from the Black Country which is that of Briere marshlands.

Much turmoil since then, including the War of Brittany Succession, Revolution… but the ramparts are still standing! The enclosure is well preserved and is now still surrounding the medieval city over 1.4 km, which is a very rare case in France nowadays. Balzac was already pointing out the remarkable feudal character of this city. We will see that small lanes, squares and beautiful dwellings have fully preserved their charms since then. And like at Middle Age, many artisans and artists can be found in this town.

When the visit is complete, you will have several options to choose from. But how not to indulge in the region's gastronomy. It will emphasize the local fleur de sel which has great reputation also for its nutritional qualities. You will also be able to taste the samphire, glass eel, or bar in a salt crust, and not to forget the salted butter caramels and salidou. No lack of little boutiques for local shopping before you leave on an excursion to the salt marshes 3km away, or to the Cote d'Amour Coast and beaches (La Baule, La Turballe, Le Pouliguen, Le Croisic…).

 

 

Book an excursion to Guerande

 

Private tour with a local guide in Guerande (near Nantes, in Brittany) Famous salt from Guerande (France)

 

Practical information:

  • Visit is meant to last 2 hours, which will allow you to pursue with your stroll in different directions.
  • Prices

- Private visit: 160 euros for your own group (+ 4 euros per person if you want to access the ramparts and to enter the Guerande Land museum).
If you have got a vehicle and according to your wishes, this excursion includes the discovery of salt marshes (another 45 minutes).

- 2 private visit pack to Le Croisic and Guerande on the same day : 220€.

 

Tours in the salt marshes, Guerande (Brittany)

 

How to come to Guerande:

  • From Nantes train station, on a TER train or TGV to La Baule Escoublac train station (50 min ; SNCF time schedule or here in French for TER trains). Or from Paris Montparnasse on a TGV train to La Baule train station (3h). To finish the trip you have to take a 20min ride on a LILA bus (either with a line A 'La Baule - Guerande' LILA bus, either with buses on lines G, H or J). Check LILA buses schedule. You can buy 2,40€ tickets in the bus.
  • Many LILA buses allow you to quickly reach the very close seaside resorts (La Baule, La Turballe, Piriac sur Mer, Le Croisic, Le Pouliguen).
  • By car, 80 km away from Nantes, 65 km away from Vannes.

 

Agenda:

  • Printemps théâtral de Guérande (Theatre in spring), from 2018 April, 16th till 19th and from May 14th till 18th.
  • Fête médiévale (medieval festival), 2018 June, 2nd and 3rd. Many activities organised by local associations, including parades in medieval costumes, banquet...
  • Les balades guérandaises, some concerts in the street in the summer. A place to see in Brittany : the medieval town of Guerande
  • Les Celtiques de Guérande, from 2018 August, 8th till 12th. It is the most important Breton and Celtic event in Loire Atlantique (that means in the area around Nantes) : dance, concerts, traditional songs, fest noz, parade, Breton dance workshop.
  • Les saveurs d'octobre (October flavours), shows, exhibitions, tastings.