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The Ecomuseum of the Salt Marshes

Discovering salt marshes

During your visit to île de Ré, you will stop to explore the island’s famous salt marshes with your family.
Located on the île de Ré, on the exceptional site of the capture of the Lasse, the Ecomusée du Marais Salant offers you the opportunity to discover the Retais salt marshes all year round…
You will discover the history of white gold, which once made the île rich, the life and know-how of the salt workers, the ingenious system of basin supply…
Discover all the secrets of salt culture and the salt maker’s trade on the île de Ré during your visit.

Ecomuseum, local producers Ile de Ré

In the heart of the Loix peninsula, the whole tradition of salt culture on the island of Ré is revealed to you in the Museum. Then, walk around an active salt marsh to discover how it works, the profession of saunier…, as well as the specific flora that makes up this marsh such as salicorne or mustard. The shop allows you to buy salt and fleur de sel.

Harvesting salt from the Ile de Ré

The opening hours of the Ecomuseum

From March 10 to April 18, the Ecomusée des Marais Salants welcomes you from Tuesday to Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
From April 19 to June 15, it opens its doors from Tuesday to Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
From June 16 to September 17, you can visit the ecomuseum every day from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm.
From September 18 to November 2, the ecomuseum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
It should be noted that the last visit begins 70 minutes before closing time. The annual closure of the Salt Marshes Ecomuseum will take place on the 2nd of July.

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