Musee des Marais Salants

Musee des Marais Salants, Batz-sur-Mer: Hours, Address, Musee des Marais Salants Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee des Marais Salants
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
A museum well worth its salt! This original and colourful world a unique opportunity to combine a feast for the eyes with the discovery of a region and its heritage steeped in the history of salt.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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RoseAlee
Georgetown, TX1,174 contributions
Very Interesting
Sep 2019
My wife and I tour this little museum during our stay in Guerande. There is a lot to see and an interesting presentation of the salt production. Larry & KELLY, Georgetown, Texas.
Written 19 October 2019
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Larry and Kelly, We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit. Best regards.
Written 23 October 2019
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metroace
Plymouth, UK40 contributions
Fascinating little museum
Jun 2018 • Couples
We visited this on a damp day in June. This is a small but excellently designed museum about the salt marshes and the production of sea salt. Most of the information boards are in French but the audio visual screens have English subtitles and the interactive items on the computer screens are also available in English. We were well entertained for a couple of hours. It was good value for money and explains the land use that you will see all around this area if you visit.
Written 14 June 2018
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englishlady_12
Mesa, AZ176 contributions
There is so much to see and learn here
Sep 2017 • Couples
The salt marshes of this area have always fascinated me, so I was keen to go to this museum. It told the history of sea salt, how it is harvested with lots of diagrams, video and models. It also shows the history of the sea salt industry and how much it created the wealth. for the area in the 15th to 18th centuries. It showed you how they made salted butter, a famous item here, and how they used to salt cod , herring and other fish. It is is a modern building which probably used to be a salt warehouse. La Baule still has loads of salt marshes so the industry is still thriving. There is quite a lot of description in English . Discounts for young and old !
Written 13 September 2017
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Thank you for this answer, we are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit. If never you come back, you have to know that now we have more documentation in English about the Museum. Best regards.
Written 12 June 2018
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rearcardoor
Northampton, UK471 contributions
Marais Salants with 3 kids
Aug 2016 • Family
This was a fantastic find. We expected it to be a boring museum but instead spent a good 3 hours here. It is well sign posted and has a free car park but the car park is a couple of minutes walk away. The staff there spoke okay English and were so friendly and helpful. The museum itself is really interesting and explains the history and process of the salt extraction that happens in these parts. We had driven through the salt marshes on the way in but had not appreciated their significance, history or importance to the local area. Most of the information points are in French but the videos are subtitled in French and English. There are also some touch screen activities that are really good and can be done in English. Most of the museum is downstairs and houses the permanent exhibition. Upstairs there is another exhibition but we didn't find this as interesting and I think is temporary. Upstairs there is also a small room for kids craft activities and that kept my kids busy for half an hour. There is a shop that has some interesting things for sale and is quite cheap. The whole place is really modern, has good facilities and nearby there are restaurants if you want to make a day out of it.
Written 20 August 2016
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BertheUK
UK270 contributions
Interesting informative Museum
Sep 2015 • Couples
The museum is interesting and explains the process of harvesting the salt really well, in addition it has a nice collection of pottery and art works that are connected to Salt, Quimper pottery etc
Written 5 October 2015
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Claire2609
Paris, France45 contributions
Good museum
Aug 2015 • Family
It was a rainy afternoon, we needed to find something to do! My kids didn't want to go to 'another museum' (this was the first during our 2 week stay) and were dragged in pretty much kicking and screaming. Which is not pretty when they are 10 and 12! Anyway, the entrance fee was tiny (5€ I think) and the receptionist asked my 10yo if he'd like to play detective. He answered 'yes', of course. So we were given a rucksack full of useful items to track down the clues (a mirror, torch). It was free and all I had to do is leave my passport at reception in exchange, to ensure it all came back in one piece. My kids then zoomed into the museum and did the tour looking for clues. This really helped their surly mood and got them interested and talking about the displays. There were quite a few interactive displays and the exhibits were well chosen. Not too many but very interesting and lively. The building is lovely - modern and with a touch of old tradition. I learnt a lot and it was a good afternoon out.
Written 14 September 2015
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alis0n1604
Cheshire39 contributions
Very interseting
Jul 2015 • Couples
A lot more interesting than you might expect a "Salt Museum" to be! We had seen the salt flats which surround this area, as well as the salt on sale everywhere and wondered how it was produced. The museum collection is very well put together,covering different production methods from around the world and is very informative. I was pleased to see that my part of the world (Cheshire, UK) was included on the map of salt areas of the world! I especially liked the films (many with English subtitles) and the section on the way of life of the salt workers.
Written 5 August 2015
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Roos_Biddulph
Voorburg, The Netherlands6 contributions
Wanna know all about salt?
Aug 2014 • Couples
We visited because it was raining, but even in bright sunshine this is a very good museum. All about " les paludiers" , the people who get the salt out of the sea, and about the tools they used. So interesting. Next, visit the saltpans and see if you can recognise some of the things you saw in the museum.
Written 12 August 2014
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