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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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