The Guérande salt marshes are in Southern Brittany between the mouths of the rivers Loire and Vilaine, on the Atlantic Ocean. They form a very large wetland zone in western Loire-Atlantique.
The surrounding areas are well known: Guérande, an artistic, historic town famous for its medieval citadel, La Baule and its famous bay, recognised as one of the loveliest in Europe, Le Croisic and Piriac, small towns of character, La Turballe, a sardine fishing port, and La Brière, mainland France’s first regional park.
Nantes, Rennes and Vannes, the prefecture towns for Loire-Atlantique, Ille et Vilaine and Le Morbihan, are less than 2 hours away by car. The TGV serves La Baule and Le Croisic, only quarter of an hour away from the salt marshes.