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. 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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  • August 18, 2017
    for a friendly in the Park exit and a canoe outing I recommend this great place of passion! :)
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  • August 16, 2017
    Very good time spent with your family. The setting is beautiful, a bubble of calm. The passionate staff. Everything is done for individual children (for us 2 to 10 years): course of puzzles, harvesting salt, games on the course... To make a cultural but nice step during the holidays.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Thank you for your opinion. Concerning the visit time canoeing, these are average times, each up to his ability make more or less, the navigation area and booking conditions are open. Everyone can shorten or extend his hike. If waiting in the home is sometimes requested this is due to a high number of visitors. We recommend to our athletes and visitors to opt for walks in the morning. Good holiday.
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  • June 1, 2012
    Can't think of a better way to spend a few hours
  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 6, 2017
    It was very quiet, nice, it is great for families. Accessible in stroller. It took 4 hours to do everything: the boat, the show, the course with puzzles to do not leave without a source of impressive information on salt. It was fun with games for children in the course, well thought. Nice, smiling, polite team. To the top! Thank you
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  • August 28, 2017
    Fun through a questionnaire and a score of stand to see. A small tale but above all the collection of salt by children. We have not taken the formula boats. We stayed 2 hours on-site. A playground decorates the ballad in the swamp. A bit expensive for what it is.
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  • August 18, 2017
    After a boat about an hour ride we attended a short show on the Saltworks then made a long journey of discovery. A lot of fun and a long afternoon of complete and filled. The tour boat needs to be better documented and the show is very disappointing, even if at the end, children can perform the gestures of salt workers. It catches up with the thing. It catches up with the thing.
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