Enter the surprising world of the saltworks, where the salt-maker will explain how salt is harvested.


Discovering white gold

The salt marshes, which have been man-made since the 7th century, bear witness to the intense activity that until recently surrounded the harvesting of "white gold".
The rehabilitation of former salt marshes in the lower Vie valley has revived salt production since the 1990s.

LES MARAIS SALANTS DE LA VIE: a picturesque discovery in the heart of the marshes, allowing you to understand the work of the salt worker and admire the traditional gestures he carries out on a daily basis.
The fauna and flora of this natural territory made up of land and water are also presented to you during your visit, which ends, if you wish, with a tasty tasting of Vie salt.

1h30 guided tour by reservation only
Ascension Weekend: from 18 to 21/05 from 2.30pm to 6pm.
June and September: Tuesday to Sunday afternoons
July and August: Sunday to Friday
Visit times and bookings on www.sainthilairederiez.fr (Discover > The Vie salt marshes)
English tours: July and August: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Booking advised.

Classification & labels

  • Accueil Vélo
  • La Vélodyssée

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Accepted animals

Nous acceptons les animaux


Children's price : 4 € Discounted rate : 5 € Individual price - no discount : 6 €
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Children's price

De 6 à 18 ans.
Lowest Price. 4€ /
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Étudiants / Carte Cézam / Demandeurs d’emploi / PASS touristique
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