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Real production of salt.

The Ecomusée of marais salant in Loix is a nice place to learn about how the salt is made on the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
Keeping a tradition alive ...

Do children nowadays know where salt comes from or how it traditionally was produced? This small... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Juste Avant le Village de Loix, 17 LOIX - ILE DE RE Loix, Ile de Re, France
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

The Ecomusée of marais salant in Loix is a nice place to learn about how the salt is made on the Ile de Ré. The first part is an introduction of the process and then there is a visit of the salt « farm » you can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Do children nowadays know where salt comes from or how it traditionally was produced? This small museum offers you a guided tour with all the information. The guided tour is a bit long and repetitive and you better know your French (not sure if they...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This was a fascinating glimpse into a way of life that has continued for years... The work of the 'salt man' the "saunier". Check out of main season for the opening hours and join a group taken around the evaporating basins from the collection area...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

If you are interested in finding out more about preserving the traditional, and ecological, salt gathering processes this is well worth a quick visit.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

I had difficulty finding the location and then found this site was not open on Saturday, May 28,2016, when I visited. However, I was able to view the succession of beds where sea water was evaporating and the salt forming. I was disappointed not to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Ann F
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Google map for some reason shows Ecomusee at a different location couple of km from its actual location so we spent 1 hr too long searching for it. It was closed for lunch but afternoon session started at 13:30 for an hour with informative details...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a tiny museum, but highly informative. We took a tour with a guide, a young man who had an excellent grasp of his subject and presented various issues relating to salt, the island and the region, in a clear and interesting way. The...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

Surprisingly interesting, with a good and knowledgeable guide. Learned a great deal about how salt can be extracted from sea water.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a pretty low key affair, but its interesting in that it gives an insight into the contribtuion of salt production into the development and settlement of Ile de Re. In a short walk over a small area it descirbes how sauniers, or salt...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Fogs32
Reviewed November 6, 2014

Loix-en-Re is a wonderful romantic little village. With a very nice museum by the sea And very close there is wonderful wild beach called "Grouin" I strongly suggest to visit enjoy it

Date of experience: August 2014
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