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Salin d'Aigues-Mortes

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Address: Route Grau-du-Roi, 30220 Aigues-Mortes, France
Phone Number: +33 4 66 73 40 24
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Description: A la decouverte du sel de Camargue

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Fascinating tour of the salt marshes

A little land train takes you on a tour around the salt marshes. You see all the stages in the process that takes sea water and turns it into salt. There are some spectacular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2014
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Edmundston, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

They have been procing sea salt for a few thousand years...take the mini train tour tour. You will learn alot about the trade and histopry of the plce. Of couyse you have to buy the flower salt at the boutique afterward.

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Silicon Valley
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We got here just before noon and were disappointed to realize that we had just missed the last tour and wouldn't be able to stick around for the next one that was not until 2 hours later. As my photo for the hours posted shows, tours are 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, and then don't pick up again until 2:00, and are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Who would have thought that sitting on a little train driving around flat terrain looking at piles of salt would be so enjoyable? We didn't even get to see it before the harvest, so not even at it's best, but I really found the trip and the description of how salt is extracted and processed really interesting (I speak French).... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I found the visit worthwhile as you learn of how they take salt water to obtain salt, how it is cleaned and stored. You need to drive to the site, park and then purchase your ticket to board a little train that takes you around the marshes to see all the process. Tickets are sold with a specific departure time,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

An unscenic drive around the muddy industrial roads of the salt works. It was difficult to obtain any real understanding of the salt making process and from an educational point of view, it's of limited use. The pink waters of some of the salt pans were interesting, as were the flamingoes and the views of Aiges Mortes. The experience wasnt... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Worth a visit on the little train that takes you around the saltpans very interesting visit. A sheet of the commentary was given to us in English if you don't speak French

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A little land train takes you on a tour around the salt marshes. You see all the stages in the process that takes sea water and turns it into salt. There are some spectacular views of the ramparts of Aigues-Mortes and of he marshes themselves with their beautiful pink colours. There is a commentary in French but you are provided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It is really interesting this visit since you can admire many natural beauties and also understand how complex and difficult is the production of salt. Highly raccomanded!

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New York
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed our trip to the salt mines overall. The mini train was pleasant and the morning train was not too hot. Wear mosquito repellent! Trip takes about one hour. For those who do not speak French, you are given an English translation to read, but it is not as compelling as it would be to hear it spoken, or... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Arrived at 11.15 intending to take the 11.30 train, but it was full. So we bought tickets for the14.00 train. Got there on time. Had some time to browse the shop, which was great for stocking up on salt. What a great souvenir; practical and the salt comes in several beautiful tins and packaging. Again a fully packed train, be... More 

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