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The Guérande salt marshes

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique

The Guérande salt marshes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique

The Guérande salt marshes are part of Loire-Atlantique's extraordinary natural heritage. This protected natural site covers over 2,000 hectares and uses thousand-year-old production techniques. The salt marsh workers harvest coarse salt and fleur de sel there between June and September. These salt wizards will be delighted to show you their traditional skills.

We cannot talk about the salt marshes without giving their colours a mention. They have the peculiarity of changing throughout the day: from light grey in the morning to purple in the evening through blazing white at noon, they offer a unique spectacle. Not to mention their shapes, which are never the same twice and bring a real authenticity to the place. To find out more, Terre de Sel (a salt-themed tourist attraction) and the Salt Marsh Workers' House in Guérande, along with the Salt Marshes Museum in Batz-sur-Mer will satisfy your curiosity.

Don't forget to bring your binoculars! You will need them to watch the comings and goings of the various bird species that live in the marshes. Bird-watchers will be pleased to see the black-winged stilts and grey herons.

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The Guérande salt marshes

Salt marshes
Salt marshes
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Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a Saltworks and Salt Marsh Workers' House museum
Culture and education6 € to 10 € Guérande

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