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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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Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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209 reviews 209 reviews
61 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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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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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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