Le Port des Salines

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Le Port des Salines est un site de découverte du marais salant aux multiples facettes : écomusée avec des expositions pour petits et grands, visites guidées du marais, promenade en barque, ateliers pédagogiques,... Écouter, voir, sentir, goûter le sel en s'amusant !
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faeimmmario
Heidelberg, Germany600 contributions
Family
Sea salt is a local produce on Île d'Oléron, and we learned all about it at Port des Salines eco-museum. Up till the 18th century, Île d'Oléron was producing salt of excellent quality - 25% of island was covered with salt marshes. The craft was eventually abandoned due to very competitive mine salt and cheap salt from southern European countries. In the 1990's, the commune of Grand-Village decided to reconstruct an old salt marsh at Port des Salines in order to preserve and protect this heritage and know-how. Since then, this salt marsh is one of seven in operation, and salt is harvested annually from April to September. Tours are available for those interested to try their hand at harvesting salt.
Written August 20, 2015
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DavidB43
Worthing, UK18 contributions
This was a very short stop. We were looking for a restaurant, but only found a very busy bar/cafe, the only restaurant was closed, so we moved on. We did not have time to visit the museum, or the nature trail. I am not able to make a firm recommendation, only to say that it appears to be a popular stop for visitors.
Written August 7, 2019
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miket t
Farnham, UK41 contributions
Friends
This little spot is the epicentre of Oleron's recently revived sea salt industry which is well described in an excellent museum located in former Oyster farmers' sheds. The salt pans are easily accessible and the surrounding landscape attractive. There is a very good seafood restaurant on the complex and an interesting farmers' market every Wednesday.
Written June 23, 2016
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,795 contributions
This is a nice place allowing to learn a little about salt processing in the area (not much though, I guess a tour would be needed to have complete picture). Anyway a nice short stroll under the sun and options to have a drink.
Written June 21, 2020
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Ettiene
Paris, France15 contributions
Family
An interesting diversion from the beach, but not a huge amount going on other than a few touristy shops and some places to grab a snack and drink. You can hire boats and find out about salt production. That said, the oysters and white wine were good and good value. The producers' market during the summer is OK for kids, with loads of cool old wooden games, but lacking much in the way of stuff to buy for dinner. Also makes a nice cycle ride on designated paths.
Written September 13, 2016
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Eddy R
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Family
good for rainy days. enjoyed it with the family. a little physical exercise on the rainy day....
nice restaurant around. bar shop. only few minutes from camp site.
Written August 20, 2016
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