Guérande is a name derived from the Breton (language in the Brittany region) "Gwenrann" which means "White Country", beloved city of the Dukes of Brittany. The city dominates two very contrasted countries: the White Country with its salt and salt marshes and the Black Country with its peat and its Regional Natural Park of Brière.
Guérande has also inherited the atmosphere of medieval cities like no other. It is still surrounded by 1,334 km of ramparts and is today renowned both for the quality of its monuments and for its salt marshes, which cover nearly 2,000 hectares.
Behind its ramparts, the atypical houses underline the Celtic imprint of this city labeled “City of Art and History” since 2004. The city also belongs to the pretigious "100 most beautiful detours in France".