Hotels in Guérande

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    The community of Guerande is a medieval walled town in the department of Loire Atlantique in France. It is on the Guerandaise Peninsula near Brittany. When you visit a discount hotel in Guerande, it is like stepping back into the 15th century. Guerande is one of the most well preserved historic sites in France. It is surrounded by stone ramparts, and has ten towers and four gates. This town is rich in history, and is the setting for the novel Beatrix by Honore de Balzac. There is a museum in the formidable St-Michel gatehouse. Within the town is the Collegiale St-Aubin, a church that dates back to the 12th century. This church has Romanesque capitals depicting scenes from the lives of Christian martyrs, and stained glass from the 14th and 16th centuries. There is also a Salt Museum where you can learn the story of the sea-salt harvest that made the town rich.Your budget hotel in Guerande is a good base from which to explore the other communities of the Guerandaise Peninsula. At La Baule, which has been a resort town since the late 19th century, there is a beautiful beach of golden sand. Near the port of Le Croisic is the Ocearium, the largest privately owned aquaria in France. Just ten kilometers (6 miles) east of Guerande is the Parc Naturel Regional de Briere, which covers 100,000 acres of wetlands. You can tour the park by foot, bicycle, horseback, or flat-bottomed boat.