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1st EDITION - NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2024

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BATZ-SUR-MER

Located on the Guérande peninsula, between Le Croisic and Le Pouliguen, Batz-sur-Mer is made up of a town and four salt-producing villages. This Small City of Character is home to a rich cultural, religious and architectural heritage, a legacy of its Breton roots and its salt-making history.

To the north, the salt marshes of the Guérande basin represent half of the municipal territory: from June to September gray salt and the precious fleur de sel are harvested there by salt workers. Mild climate, shallow water and limited human activity have made the site attractive for wildlife, and in particular for migratory birds, which come in large numbers to winter, nest and reproduce.

To the south, the wild coast stretches over 6.5 km, bordered by the GR 34 on the coastal path known as the “customs officers’ path”. Small and large beaches, coves, small marina, rocks carved by man or by the sea... follow one another to the great pleasure of walkers.

Historical monuments are omnipresent. Built between the 13th and 15th centuries, modified several times over the centuries, the Saint-Guénolé church impresses with its dimensions and the wealth of works it houses. Measuring 57 meters and rising 70 meters above sea level, the Saint-Guénolé tower offers the most beautiful and highest 360° panorama of the entire Guérande peninsula. The climb is open to visitors who will however have to climb the 184 steps of a very narrow staircase! Sailors and fishermen have long used it as a landmark, a landmark, when approaching the coast. In the immediate vicinity, the ruins of the Mûrier chapel (15th century) bear witness to the force of storms by the sea! Crosses and calvaries, houses typical of salt-worker habitat, narrow alleyways, salorges to shelter the salt... bear witness to the salt-producing past of the town and its cultural identity anchored in Breton history. The salt-producing villages can be discovered during walks: several walking and hiking circuits are offered. The Kervalet chapel, which dates from the 15th century, is also worth a visit. The town also hosts two museums, that of the Marais Salants (museum of France) and that of the Grand Blockhaus.

Find all the latest news from the town on: www.ot-batzsurmer.fr

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