Les Salines, Les Sables-d'Olonne

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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. A visit to Les Salines represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Les Sables-d'Olonne trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Fabulous, we did the bike in the swamp in a beautiful light, stopping in the swamp to eat oysters.
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  • very interesting journey, get the boat ride that allows you to discover the fauna and flora.
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  • We had a very good time to visit these salt, and we learned many interesting things on the work of salt workers. more dogs are accepted
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  • Can't think of a better way to spend a few hours
  • A good family outing. The visit takes place in several stages: a long quiet boat ride in the swamp, a demonstration of salt workers who explain the functioning of the salt marshes and harvest the salt in front of spectators (children harvest their own little bag of salt at the end of this demonstration), and finally a free walk in salt marshes with a small exhibition on the evolution of techniques of harvesting the salt during the story. And passing by the shop to bring his little bag of salt as a souvenir. It's nice but a bit expensive. Free parking is available on-site.
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  • Fun and discoveries. An activity for children really playful and informative. We only regretted the lack of shade under a Sun brewski.
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  • Why jai like because it was beautiful even with the pretty things boats look and the gentleman we explains how to do great it was salt voila jai caty love
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  • Boat trip or it does nothing... Apart from rest. Everything is slow... we have not hooked. Too expensive for what it is.
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