At the heart of a mosaic of mirrors
It’s such a delight to get lost in the vast grid of the salt marshes! Early in the morning or at sunset, the sparkling pools shimmer in incredible shades of silver, blue, green and pink. The little white pyramids of salt are shaped by the “new generation” salt farmers who perpetuate an ancestral skill. From June to September, they harvest the salt in 7,000 salt ponds using a shovel called a cimauge. The fleur de sel, the caviar of the saltworks, is delicately harvested. The tides, the sun and the wind are the best allies for this work. The salorges, wooden hangars, protect the harvest. The brilliant Terre de Sel museum shares this passion for salt with you!