Le Croisic lies at the western end of the Guérande peninsula. The commune is only accessible via a narrow land bridge.
The picturesque village with its harbor nestles along the coast, that surrounds it on 3 sides, on the headland.
A car is not absolutely necessary, everything is within easy walking distance.
As an end-point of the TGV route from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes and Saint-Nazaire, you can quickly reach the commune from all over.
You find sandy beaches to take a swim, as well as a rough rocky coastline, the preferred home of the birds.
On the northern shore of the bay one can recognize Pen Bron.
Once founded as a monastery, it was later converted into a fortress and then to a hospital. Today, it is the center for the treatment of scoliosis and polio in France.
However, there still is another treasure in the bay north of Le Croisic. The Guérande salt. Guérande is a small medieval town surrounded by powerful fastening walls. It is center of the salt extraction.
But the real salt extraction is carried out in Saillé, a village between Guérande and Le Croisic. In the House of salt gardener, the salt is cleaned and dried.
At the same time you find a visitor center with multimedia presentations and knowledgeable guides. As we have to continue our journey, we don’t pay a visit this time.
Anyone driving through the bay (Marais salants), sees the endless salt flats, where the salt is extracted from seawater.
At dusk, we reach Saint-Nazaire where we cross the muzzle of the Loire on the way to Nantes.
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