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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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New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We took the private jeep safari for 2 adults and 3 children. It was a fantastic way to learn about the salt lakes as well as see the beautiful nature. We saw lots and lots of beautiful flamingoes. Our guide spoke English and was very accommodating to stop every time we wanted to take a photo. This whole area is... More

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106 reviews 106 reviews
10 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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