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Salina
Location type: Salina
Location address: France, Aigues-Morte
Number of texts: 3
4 stars
Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

The Camargue is the most important French centre of sea salt production. Seawater is pumped into the earthern ponds and circulates for five months; the level of salt progressively increasing until crystallization occurs. The salt is stocked on gleaming white mountains. These salt mountains are called “la camelle”.

Linked themes: Geology, Eat and drink

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Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Because of the silting due to the alluvial deposits of the Rhone river, the salt works became in danger.  King François the First had the Canal de Peccaïs dug to connect the salt works with the sea.

Linked themes: Geography

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Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

The salt works of Aigues-Mortes is dating from antiquity. At the beginning of the 13th century, nearly all the surface of the Salins de Peccaïs belonged to the Monks of Psalmody.

Linked themes: Geology

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