Christmas Light 2022 – City of Guérande

“Christmas by Light is an unmissable celebration in our city. We have chosen to keep our entertainment entertained and adapt lighting schedules to reduce our energy consumption.” Xavier Fournier, Vice-Mayor-elect, responsible for Attraction, Communication and European Relations.

Saturday 3rd December

Tewhoola ambulance and Christmas lights

Tewhoola’s giants of light take the audience to another reality, inspired by a poetic world that resonates in each person in the part of childhood that bestows the power to impress. A dreamlike and choreographed parade, it will light up the streets and squares of Guérande for the occasion.
To discover with the family in the alleys of Intramore, from 3:30 p.m.

The traditional launch of the giant Christmas tree and Christmas lights by light will then take place in the presence of the mayor and the municipal team. Place Saint-Aubin at 6 p.m.

To find every december

Guerande by light

Night falls in Guérande, time to get out and enjoy the scenery. The ruins of the medieval town and villages are illuminated at feasts (Clis, La Madeleine, Saillé and Careil). And if the sky is open, take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the stars…

From December 3, 2022 to January 16, 2023, from dusk until 10 p.m. on weekdays and until 11 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; to 10 pm in the villages (only on weekends).

Exhibition “Astronomy Said”

Why aren’t Earth and Mars so different? How many exoplanets have been discovered so far? Designed in a highly graphic style, coordinated by the Observatory National de Paris and co-produced by 19 French research laboratories, this exhibition deals with astrophysical topics and takes a fresh look at the conditions for the emergence of life.
To be discovered along the ramparts, put du Marché au bois.

Santa’s mailbox

Don’t forget to put your wish list in Santa’s mailbox, p.oLace Saint-Aubin and the Athaneur Cultural Center! Last upload December 24 at 12 noon.

P (art) of course

An artistic and cultural walk in the ramparts, to discover freely with family or friends. This wandering mixes heritage and arts through a path that opens the doors of artists’ galleries and craftsmen’s workshops and reveals hidden heritage secrets…

Look for the P(art)cours leaflet at the Guérande Tourist Office, Place du Marché au Bois.

entertainment programme

As part of Christmas by Light, activities are offered for young people. Discover the Kids (and Older Kids) program!

Christmas with Media Library

The Tale of Elves-Elves from Théâtre des 7

A little anecdote to express the impatience and joy of the big party… Saturday, December 3, at the Media Library, Athanur Cultural Center, at 10:30 am. Free, when booking with the Media Library on 02 40 24 75 91. From 6 months to 5 years.

in a way…

Unleash your artistic talents and immerse yourself with the librarians in the world of illustrator during a creative workshop. Special “Christmas in 3D”. Wednesday, December 7, the Media Library, the Athanur Cultural Center, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Free, by reservation at the Media Library on 02 40 24 75 91. From 7 to 11 years old

tell me

Dive into a world of stories! How about letting your mind wander in fantasy land? Come and listen to the stories selected by the librarians. Wednesday, December 14, at the Media Library, Athanur Cultural Center at 4:00 pm. Free, when booking at the Media Library on 02 40 24 75 91. From 4 to 8 years.

Cinema for all

Ciné M’Accueille: Screening of Alice Winocour’s Proxima

The session is adapted to all forms of disability, in partnership with the Handy Retro Association. Synopsis: This movie tells the story of Sarah, a French astronaut who is about to leave Earth for a one-year mission, Proxima. Thursday December 15th at the Ciné Presqu’île at 2.15pm End-of-session snack Price: 5 € Information from CCAS on 02 40 24 99 57.

Festive, exotic and musical feasts

Throughout the month of December you will find many highlights: the arrival of Santa Claus, the intergalactic light walk, the twinning commissions market, horse-drawn carriage rides, entertainment and discovery of the sky … Astronauts young and old will take their places for a trip in the middle constellations for Christmas time Birth.

Market entertainment

The city of Guérande has many surprises in store for you. Go to the market in the city center to discover them! Saturday 17th and 24th December, Place Saint-Aubin

Christmas market

The twinning committees of Castro-Marim, Dinkelsbühl and Dolgellau invite you to travel to the traditional and gourmet Christmas market.

In addition to the catering and refreshment areas, entertainment is offered:
– activities for children (make-up, crafts, introduction to the English language, angling, etc.), Saturday, December 17th, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm
– guard throughout the night, Saturday, December 17th from 4:30 p.m
– Guérande country games Sunday, December 18, in the afternoon
– Music and songs all weekend with students from the College of Jacques Brel, AVF, Veuzous de la Presqu’île and other musical surprises.

– Saint Nicholas will also be present.

And if you don’t know “castagnades”, come and discover this specialty in the Sainte-Marie schoolyard!
At St Mary’s School, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December, 10am-6pm.
free entry.

Christmas parties

11:30 a.m.: Cape Atlantic Interfaith Music Institute
The Conservatoire and the pupils of the Transverse Flute class invite you to a Christmas concert, highlighting the beginning of the year’s works.

4 p.m.: The Veuzous of the Presqu’île
We no longer offer them, essential Les Veuzous de la Presqu’ile will blow to the tunes of Christmas at the end of December, ammunition to discover.

5:30 p.m.: The White Country Harmony Orchestra
Come listen to this Guérande group of wind instruments. Consisting of about ten musicians, it offers variety, jazz and classical music as well as Christmas repertoire.

Saturday December 17th at Notre Dame La Blanche

Youth Awards Night

Young people will be honored during this evening. for 2The tenth Cups edition, come and discover the young talents of Guérande that will be rewarded and enjoy this festive and joyful moment made by the youth and city partners. Saturday, December 17th, at 6:30 pm, at the Athanur Cultural Center.

free entry.
Information from Maison de la Famille: 02 40 15 10 50

Portable means of transportation

Another way to discover fences and their curiosities, at the sound of hooves, with family or friends.
from 3:30 pm to 6 pm on December 19 and 20; 3pm to 6pm on December 22nd and 23rd. Departure from Place du Marché au Bois.
Price: Free for children under 3 years old / 1 € for children up to 12 years old / 15 euros for adults
Duration: 30 minutes

Meeting with Santa Claus

Santa Claus stops in Guérande before beginning his traditional round of presents. To the delight of young and old alike, it will run around the walls and make you live unforgettable moments!
Indoors: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Head to the stars, cosmic day

Once again this year, City Agents introduces you to a magical world and takes you to discover the stars. Turrets, lights, fir trees, ornate chalets, ornate shop windows and starry surprises, the whole universe unfolds within the walls, around the ramparts.

Mobile Planetarium: Immersive Sessions Towards the Cosmos

Come and enjoy a unique sensory experience to discover the wonders of the sky and the curiosities of the universe. Mounted inside an inflatable dome, the animator will guide you through the celestial vault, until you travel on a rocket through the solar system and discover the wonderful things of our galaxy and beyond. You will also visit the International Space Station with Thomas Pesquet.
Wednesday, December 21, Athanur Cultural Center, Perceval Hall.
3 sessions: 2 pm – 3:30 pm – 5 pm.

Free, by reservation on 02 40 15 60 40.
From the age of 6 years
Duration: 45 minutes

March of Lights: The Intergalactic Parade

If you see a flying saucer at a bend in a street, follow it, and you might have the chance to meet its occupants! Coming straight from the Andromeda galaxy, these blue creatures will make sure to get their message across to earthlings… An extraordinary encounter with adorable, funny, and love-filled ambassadors from outside space!
galaxy It is a young public and family show proposed by the Qualité Street Company, wandering the alleys of Intramuros. Animation of sequin make-up and distribution of luminous bracelets for display.
From 4.30pm on the Place du Marché au Bois.
Departure of the show at 6 pm, Place Marché aux Bois.

Duration: 45 minutes (back to Place Saint-Aubin)

Observation Workshop – Discover the stars and constellations

The Nazir Astronomy Society invites you to observe the planets and stars or simply to learn how to identify the major constellations of the hemisphere. Equipped with glasses, binoculars, and telescopes, you may be able to observe a piece of the moon, enough to make the dreams of young and old alike.
In addition to your gloves and hat, bring your binoculars if you have them.
Garden of the Château Museum in Port Saint-Michel,
Wednesday December 21st, 7pm-9pm, entry via Carré Saint-Jean car park.
Free animation subject to favorable weather conditions.

Visits to discover Guérande’s heritage in a different way

Guided tour “The City in Music”

Guérande, the city of art and history, invites you to discover the “Musical City”. Rock to the beat of musical instruments, medieval singing and dancing. Immersion in medieval music and its different styles. Join the Collegiate Church of Saint-Aubin on its instrument trail. A fresh look at Guérande’s legacy from a musical perspective.

Sunday 11 December at15:00
By reservation at the Tourist Office on 02 40 24 34 44 or on
Price: 9 € / adult, 5 € / child (6-12 years old) and free for children under 6 years old

Guided tour “City of Lights”

This guided tour immerses you in the Christmas atmosphere as you discover Guérande’s heritage. A unique opportunity to discover the city illuminated by the game of lighting and in particular the stained glass windows of the churches, which are specially lit for this occasion.
Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 December at 5.30pm
By reservation at the Tourist Office on 02 40 24 34 44 or on

Price: 9 € / adult, 5 € / child (6-12 years old) and free for children under 6 years old

Guided tour “Guérande’s Treasures”

Adventurers young and old set out to explore the medieval town of Guérande through puzzles. Embark on this quest that will lead you to Guérande’s lost treasure. Your turn now!
Family visit recommended for children ages 6/10

Thursday 22nd and Thursday 29th December at 10:30 am

By reservation at the Tourist Office on 02 40 24 34 44 or on
Price: 6 € / adult, 6 € / child (6-12 years old) and free for children under 6 years old

More information :

Communication and events section

City Inn

7 Place du Marché au Bois

44350 Guerande

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