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Location type: City
Location address: France, Pays de la Loire, Guérande
Number of texts: 3
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Guérande (French pronunciation: ​[ge.ʁɑ̃d] ; Breton: Gwenrann) is a medieval town located in the département of Loire-Atlantique in western France. The inhabitants are referred to as Guérandais, for men, and Guérandaise, for women.

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Guérande is an old walled town. Guérande is known by the salterns which produce a very fine, traditional salt called fleur de sel, and by the old town with fortifications.

Also, the Balzac novel Béatrix is set in Guérande.

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The salt from the area of Guérande was considered by the French as the best salt of the world.  Louis XIV would only eat Guérande salt.

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