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“Interesting for young and old alike..”

Salin d'Aigues-Mortes
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A la decouverte du sel de Camargue
Reviewed 28 July 2013

This was a great way to spend a morning. There were 3 generations in our party and all equally enjoyed it. We got the first train at 10am and were finished at just after 11.30am - just long enough for the little ones. We all found the process of how the salt is extracted from the water very interesting, we had a good guide in English to read on the way round and the stop about 2/3 of the way through to see the 'museum' breaks the train journey in just the right place. The only caution I would give is beware of the mosquitoes in the wooded area when you are queuing at the ticket office/waiting for the train. Spray before you go!!

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

A tour with the little train amid the salt ponds : you can see the pink colours of the waters, and if you are lucky enough, birds and flamingoes. The view on the antique city of Aigues- Mortes is stunning from there. Provided you speak French you will learn everything upon the salt "culture" here in Aigues-Mortes.

Thank ynis
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

We decided to visit "Les Salins d'Aigues-Mortes" a vast salt production site in the Carmargue. We booked a trip in a small train and spent one and a half hours visiting the salt plains. It was a very interesting visit and we could learn a lot about the salt production. The one negative point (the reason why I cannot give a 5 point rating) is the high price one has to pay to take the train (9 EUR per person).

Thank MontChanais
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We were recommended this trip by a friend and found it an enjoyable and interesting way to pass a couple of hours. We took the little train all around the salt flats - the only problem was our very limited French meant that we didn't understand most of what was said. I think they usually provide written guides in different languages but we dashed on at the last minute so didn't get one.
Even so, we enjoyed seeing the salt flats and the flamingoes, plus lots of other bird life. The little museum had some good photos of how things used to be.
You also get great views back to the city...but take a cardi as it can be breezy on that traiin!

Thank Nod63
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Loved the idea of it and found it very interesting, the guide on the train, was great and kept everyone up to date with what was what. I need to go back in Sept when they "harvest" the salt, as you had to use your imagination going in April. The museum was great for me but my husband wasn't quite as interested but overall a great visit

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