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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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A worthwhile excursion - recommended.

As "tourist mini-train" excursions go, this was an excellent one. There is a recorded commentary but the driver also added many interesting details. For EUR 9.80 it's a good deal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

As "tourist mini-train" excursions go, this was an excellent one. There is a recorded commentary but the driver also added many interesting details. For EUR 9.80 it's a good deal as it's a long trip - over and hour - and fascinating. There is no "tourist hard sell" either. The gift shops sell salt (well, obviously) but some attractive accessories... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The deep pink colour is what you noticed first, its magical. Look beyond and you might see flamingos feeding in the shallow. a wonderful sight on a suuny day

Thank berber44
San Diego, California
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161 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We enjoyed the “train” ride around the salt marshes despite the forceful winds. We saw a few pink flamingos in the bay off Aigues-Mortes and several species of other birds. Our French friends translated the driver’s commentary which was interesting, but we found later that most of the passengers at the mid and back cars of the train were not... More 

Thank lindymiles
Ra'anana, Israel
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98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

But.... tbe weather changed, it became colder and very windy. The ride in the little train wasn't very pleasant. And what is more, because of the dark sky and lack of sun, the pink fields of salt weren't shining and sparkling... but worth a visit anyway

Thank michaltomer
Chisinau, Moldova
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27 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

For us it was an ad-hoc decision on our way from Aigues-Mortes to Le Grau du Roi and we enjoyed it a lot! Though it was extremely hot, the nice little train took us around the salty lakes and the driver explained us in details how do they get the salt and why these lakes are so beautifully pink. he... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A 15 minute mini-train tour crammed into 1.5 hrs. Without the English translation plasticized sheet, we would not have understood the tour-guide as the speakers were very muffled. Its an interesting visit but you don't see much more than you can from a short drive past the salins. We saw the flamingos from the highway, not the tour. You can't... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a beautiful place! The waters really are all shades of pink with some really intense colours and orangey tones too. We took the road train which although bumpy is a great way to see round the vast salt marshes. The guide only spoke French but we were given a printed copy of the tour in English.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We took the electric car tour for up to 8 persons (there were 6 today). I had written to ask if they had tours in English and was told to come today at 8am. But, it was in French and we only had the printed sheet in English. I think the 8am tour is the best, as we arrived before... More 

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Essex UK
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133 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I had no idea that this would be so large. One takes a 'train' (the kind of bus/train you see in seaside loctions) a 1.25 hour journey through salt pans of varying and beautiful colours, white, grey and salmon pink. It's a bit of a bumpy ride, and do hang on to your hats. But the ride is surprising in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The city of Aigues-Mortes is a little off the beaten track. Having seen quite a few medieval towns by now, I was prepared to be unimpressed, but from the moment I entered the walls, I was struck by what a pretty little town it was, and it has a fantastic array of specialty shops with a lot of beautiful hand-crafted... More 

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