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Visiting Le Salin d’Aigues-Mortes in the Camargue

Fleur de Sel from Saunier de Camargue on eatlivetravelwrite.comDo you know the Saunier de Camargue?  When we realised we were fairly closeby last summer in the Languedoc.(i.e. a over an hour’s drive each way – would make for a long day of driving but since we were “so close”…) we were keen to visit the salt marshes.  We’d read that the landscape features stunning red salt flats that have to be seen to be believed…

We opted for a “Petit Train” tour around the marshes (90 minutes, 9€ per adult, operates from March to November, various times) with Salins d’Aigues Mortes. It’s truly like nothing I’ve ever seen!

First look at the Camargue salt flats on eatlivetravelwrite.comIs that – PINK water?

Pink water in the Camargue on eatlivetravelwrite.comYes indeed it is – the pink colour comes from an algae producing beta carotene to protect itself from the sun.  Between the pinks and the blues, I don’t know what’s prettier…

Salt flats in the Camargue on eatlivetravelwrite.comHere’s a taste of what you can expect as you whiz around the marshes in the Petit Train learning about the salt production and its history…

 

Camargue salt flats on eatlivetravelwrite.comView from Le Petit Train visiting the Camargue on eatlivetravelwrite.comLes Sauniers de Camargue on eatlivetravelwrite.comView through the trees in the Camargue on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe view from the petit train in the Camargue on eatlivetravelwrite.comVisiting the Camargue via petit train on eatlivetravelwrite.comSalt flats in the Camargue as seen from le petit train on eatlivetravelwrite.comBlue sky and pink water in the Camargue on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Salins Aigues-Mortes
Route du Grau du Roi
30220 Aigues-Mortes

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Visit the salt marshes in a “Petit Train

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10 Responses to Visiting Le Salin d’Aigues-Mortes in the Camargue

  1. Mr. Neil April 23, 2014 at 07:55 #

    Well of COURSE it’s close when you have Mr. Neil the Driver. LOL. ;-)

    Really intriguing…though you might pass on the rice beer. (Had to be done.)

    The old town just around the corner is worth a beautiful lunch stop and wander…

  2. Coco in the Kitchen April 23, 2014 at 12:21 #

    Brilliant pics, Mardi. Thanks for sharing.
    I love train rides.
    Didn’t know that about the algae – very interesting!

  3. Cathy April 23, 2014 at 15:49 #

    AND there’s a petit train!! What’s not to like. The black rice I bought has been used recently – it makes everything black in the dish!!

  4. Jill@MadAboutMacarons April 29, 2014 at 09:24 #

    Mardi, what beautiful shots here. You know, I’ve been here a few times but never gone on the train! Tisk, tisk. Sounded super. And here was me thinking that the pink water was due to the flamingos’ reflections. My girls would love that train ride, to be sure.

  5. nipponnin May 2, 2014 at 23:44 #

    This place is unbelievable! Is this in France? Is it very far from Paris? I would like to put this place in my bucket list. Beautiful photos, I enjoyed it very much!

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