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Les Salines, Les Sables-d'Olonne

3.8
#3 of 31 in Tours in Vendee
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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  • We me and my children. Found a salant.son fonctionnement.sa Marsh harvest salt and sea salt. The work required to get this famous salt so valuable to farmers.
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  • very good time! JumpStart Educational and lots of good advice. impossible to get lost! I suggest 2 hours ride to apprehend his canoe and have time to contemplate the landscape... What is that it is relaxing!
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  • Site really nice to discover the work of salt workers... simple children fun and effective... We recommend it without hesitation.
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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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  • Very interesting for the big and the small flat one can expensive for large families
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