The salt marshes

Neighboring municipality of Saint-Jean-de-Monts Saint-Hilaire de Riez has multiple landscapes mixing land and water. In these places, you will be able to find the splendid Salt Marshes of Life, a true local patrimonial treasure.

If you want to know a little more about the history of these seaside towns, we advise you to visit these marshes, located only 20 minutes from Saint-Jean de Monts.

The harvesting of salt has been carried on from generation to generation since the 7th century! The know-how maintained in these marshes is ancestral. Everyone knows what a salt marsh is, but few people know how it works. During your walk in the middle of the marshes, you will be able to observe the salt workers at work, carrying out the traditional method of salt harvesting.
In addition, you will also be introduced to the fauna and flora present on the marshes during your visit. Finally, to better understand the importance of the procedures put in place, a tasting of the tasty salt will be done at the end of the visit.

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