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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  • Organized as a treasure hunt, the tour allows children to experience life in the swamps and harvest salt. Educational and entertaining
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  • Boat trip on a channel without great interest for a high price; the comments are however interesting local history; classic tour of salt.
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  • To do so without delay. Very welcoming place, staff passionate and exciting! We learn many things while having a relaxing and exotic time!
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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