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Les Salines, Les Sables-d'Olonne

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Historic Walking Area Kayaking / Canoeing
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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  • Having seen much of the area we decided to take the tour through the salt lakes. Lovely scenery, enthusiastic guide who told a lot about the history of the salt winning industry and about wildlife in ...  more »
  • Les Salines give you an hour-long boat trip along the river just to the north of les Sables d'Olonne, with a very interesting commentary in French, though English visitors who didn't concentrate in th...  more »
  • Nice place for kayaking and paddle boarding. Charges are based on time. We were there when the tide was full in and this can make a big difference. Very relaxing paddling along the channels. Easy plac...  more »
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  • Can't think of a better way to spend a few hours
  • A wonderful family activity. Walk in boat, explanation and demonstration of the salt harvest, fun course, everything is there. And the small more: children leave with their harvest of salt
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  • To do, because interesting and playful efforts of presentation, although a little Basic. NS chose to do the walk, while our teenagers have paddle and ns have joined on the course. The price is much too high for delivery, we expected to have at least a small bag of 40 or 50 grams of salt but no! Just for kids, ns have bought 150gr € 3.30.
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  • Tourist trap very expensive for what it is. Very short and you learn nothing. In short, I would not recommend
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  • Cultural and entertaining course for children. Beautiful environment calm and serenity
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