Guided tour : salt history

24 October 2019

Guided tour : salt history

Guided tour

14h30 Salin des Pesquiers - Route de Giens, 83400 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 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.

Classification/labels

  • Open air
  • Guided tour in the heart of town and village
  • Historic

Spoken languages

  • French

Prices

Adult: 9 €, Child: 4 € (from 6 to 12 years old).

Free entry for children < 6 years.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer
  • Online payment

Event date

Opening on 24 October 2019 : from 14h30 to 16h00

Opening on 31 October 2019 : from 14h30 to 16h00