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Location address: France, Aigues-Morte
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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”.
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
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