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Les Salines, Les Sables-d'Olonne
(3.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Salted fish, salted peanuts, just add salt, pass the salt, everywhere we look salt is ubiquitous. A pinch of salt is a part of almost every recipe, but where does it come from? France is one answer. It is the home of a handful of salt flats, Les Salines is one of the most active. Take a ride down the river to the salt mining area and watch as workers pan salt out of the pools. Visit the museum to discover strange uses of salt, why we eat salt, its health benefits, why it ends up in the pools, and projects being implemented to preserve the salt flats for future generations. Arrange to visit Les Salines and other attractions in Les Sables-d'Olonne using our Les Sables-d'Olonne trip generator.
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  • The boat tour + walk is frankly dear, but otherwise it's a pleasant and a nice activity for children who bring their bag of salt! On the other hand the price stop us to do it again!
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  • We keep coming back often for we even and to introduce to our family, our friends, etc. What affects the maintenance of trades of tradition and know-how always holds our attention and makes us want to share with our close these ks, these walks are always invigorating! Of course, we have the chance to realize these walks 'off season' and it's always a plus.
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  • reserve of birds to visit in the merry month of May. The nidificationsketches walks along the swamps or in a boat on the water through. excursions to the beautiful days.
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  • Can't think of a better way to spend a few hours
  • Good but expensive 60euros for 2adults et2 children
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  • Indicated opened on the site but actually closed. Too bad!
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  • Expensive and can interesting despite a good reception.
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