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Salin d'Aigues-Mortes

Route Grau-du-Roi, 30220 Aigues-Mortes, France
04 66 73 40 24
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description:                    les salin d'aigues-mortes are worth to see because everybody at one point has consumed salt and knowing how it's made make it more... more »
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phuket
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105 reviews 105 reviews
10 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Total disappointed . only one train SCHEDULED in afternoon time and already fully booked,Despite numerous people here ,came over one hour ahead .Employees refused to add another ballad. So reserve ! I wonder whether those company also really know salt price cause at their shop it is overpriced than in any supermarket for same stuff . La baleine gold salt... More

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Sheffield
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

OK - the salt area is interesting and normally I really like this sort of experience, but once you have seen one salt "field" you have seen them all. The one and a half hour trip becomes very "samey". In October we saw some flamingos but why, oh why, didn't the driver stop so we could take photos? He stopped... More

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Pardes Hanah, Hefa, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Nice store at the end, where you can buy different kinds of salts and rice, other then that, tour is in french, also the museum.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This was a great way to spend a morning. There were 3 generations in our party and all equally enjoyed it. We got the first train at 10am and were finished at just after 11.30am - just long enough for the little ones. We all found the process of how the salt is extracted from the water very interesting, we... More

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Trets, Bouches Du Rhone
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

A tour with the little train amid the salt ponds : you can see the pink colours of the waters, and if you are lucky enough, birds and flamingoes. The view on the antique city of Aigues- Mortes is stunning from there. Provided you speak French you will learn everything upon the salt "culture" here in Aigues-Mortes.

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Gex, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We decided to visit "Les Salins d'Aigues-Mortes" a vast salt production site in the Carmargue. We booked a trip in a small train and spent one and a half hours visiting the salt plains. It was a very interesting visit and we could learn a lot about the salt production. The one negative point (the reason why I cannot give... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were recommended this trip by a friend and found it an enjoyable and interesting way to pass a couple of hours. We took the little train all around the salt flats - the only problem was our very limited French meant that we didn't understand most of what was said. I think they usually provide written guides in different... More

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aude
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Loved the idea of it and found it very interesting, the guide on the train, was great and kept everyone up to date with what was what. I need to go back in Sept when they "harvest" the salt, as you had to use your imagination going in April. The museum was great for me but my husband wasn't quite... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Tired after walking aroung the old city? Ride the mini-train through the salt works. If you watch the Discovery and History Channels, you'll find it very interesting; if not it's short, there's a gift shop with tasting, and where else can you see a mountain made of salt!

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Washington DC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We rode the small tourist train (fee) thorough the salt works of this company. It was very interesting to see the huge salt pools, and the process used to "make" sea salt. The trip on the train was enjoyable, sun and lots of breezes. And anther wonderful plus is that you can look back towards the city of Aigues-Mortes and... More

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