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Good Morning Everyone,

This is the main gateway to the medieval city of Guerande.

Guérande developed in the 11th century but it wasn’t until the 14th century, during the Wars of Succession, that it took the fortified form that we see today. The town is entirely surrounded by ramparts, which are pierced by four gates. It really is like a step back in time!

Guérande prospered in the Middle Ages and again in the 19th century thanks to its salt marshes, which cover about 7 square miles. Around 10,000 tonnes of coarse salt is produced each year. I will show a couple of shots from the salt marshes later.

Have a wonderful Sunday, Bev :-)

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