The Salt Marshes
Focus on the salt marshes of the Île de Ré
Lying in the Charente-Maritime and more particularly on the Île de Ré, the salt marshes have become a true symbol of the island. In times past, the island’s marshes employed over 1,000 salt-workers. Today, only a hundred or so continue to keep the age-old salt industry alive. As it evaporates, the seawater in the various ponds leaves its salt behind, a natural product then harvested by the “sauniers”.
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Come and discover the history of the Île de Ré and its salt marshes with a visit to the Salt Marsh Ecomuseum! From March to November, explore the world of salt farming and the production methods used in the salt marshes of the Île de Ré. After visiting the exhibition that recounts this fascinating tradition, you’ll be able to head off to discover the salt marshes themselves as they reflect the radiant sky of Charente!
Further information on: +33 (0)5 46 29 06 77
Route de Loix, 17111 Loix