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Iconic monument of the city of Guérande, the Saint-Michel Gate bears witness to the power of the city in the Middle Ages. Both a fortified gateway and a dweling-castle, it is today the only interior of the medieval enclosure open to visitors.

A little bit of history

The Saint-Michel Gate is THE most emblematic historical monument of the medieval city of Guérande. With more than 6 centuries of history, it was in turn a lodging-castle at the time of the Dukes of Brittany, a prison during the Revolution, a town hall from 1815 to 1954 and a museum from 1928.

Its monumental architecture still bears witness to the prestige and power of the city in the Middle Ages. During the course of history, it was the seat of political power and quickly became a symbol of the city's identity. Classified as a historical monument since 1889, it is the scene of the greatest events in Guérande.


Your visit

After spectacular restoration work, we can once again explore the Saint-Michel Gate and marvel at its newfound splendor. Thanks to its exhibition, it will no longer hold any secrets for its visitors. The visit ends on the ramparts in order to contemplate a stunning view on the medieval city.
At the reception desk, before starting your visit, you can discover our selection of souvenirs, from postcards to the medal of Paris currency, or various games, toys and books! For the little ones as well as for the adults, do not hesitate to offer yourself a small souvenir in our choice of products.


Practical information


Saint-Michel Gate – Museum of Guérande

Rue Saint-Michel


02 28 55 05 05



The ticket office closes 1 hour before the site does.

 Plan about 1h at 1h30 for the visit


Entrance fee: 

Adult: 6€

Student, jobseeker : 5€

Children 13 until 17 : 4€

Free under 12 years old



Cash, check and bank card.


Our friends the animals are not allowed in the museum.


For your safety, the site applies strict sanitary measures. Together, let's respect the barrier measures!


The Saint-Michel Gate applies the preventive measures decided by the government for public administrations.

The museum is open under the usual conditions.

Suitcases and bags are not allowed.

The Saint-Michel Gate thanks its visitors in advance for their understanding of the slowdown caused by the security controls at the entrances.