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Histoire du sel Hyeres La Capte visite guidée

Guided tour : salt history

Cultural, Guided tour, Historic in Hyères

  • The central Pesquiers pond and the Redon marsh cover nearly 1,360 acres. Until 1995, the Compagnie du Midi used to exploit half this surface to produce 30,000 tons of salt yearly. In 2001, the marshes became the property of the Coastline Conservatory. It has received the protection label “humid zone of national importance”. Hyères’ salt marshes have been recognised as one of the most remarkable natural landscapes in the Var region; however they remain a fragile ecosystem used as a temporary...
    The central Pesquiers pond and the Redon marsh cover nearly 1,360 acres. Until 1995, the Compagnie du Midi used to exploit half this surface to produce 30,000 tons of salt yearly. In 2001, the marshes became the property of the Coastline Conservatory. It has received the protection label “humid zone of national importance”. Hyères’ salt marshes have been recognised as one of the most remarkable natural landscapes in the Var region; however they remain a fragile ecosystem used as a temporary halt for migratory birds and a permanent shelter for sedentary species. Colonies of pink flamingos live there and over 260 other bird species have also been spotted around the salt marshes, including puffins, pied avocets, grey plovers and black-winged stilts.
  • Environment

    • Waterside
  • Spoken languages

Rates

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • From February 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021
  • Adult
    9 €
  • Child
    4 €

    • from 6 to 12 years old

Schedules
  • On May 21, 2021
  • On May 28, 2021
  • From June 3, 2021
    until June 24, 2021
  • From July 22, 2021
    until July 29, 2021
  • From August 3, 2021
    until August 10, 2021
  • From September 2, 2021
    until September 30, 2021
  • From October 28, 2021
    until November 4, 2021
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • * Dates to be confirmed Subject to favorable weather Cancelled in case of bad weather
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • * Dates to be confirmed Subject to favorable weather Cancelled in case of bad weather
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • * Dates to be confirmed Subject to favorable weather Cancelled in case of bad weather
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • * Dates to be confirmed Subject to favorable weather Cancelled in case of bad weather
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • * Dates to be confirmed Subject to favorable weather Cancelled in case of bad weather
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • * Dates to be confirmed Subject to favorable weather Cancelled in case of bad weather
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • * Dates to be confirmed Subject to favorable weather Cancelled in case of bad weather
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