Guided tour : salt history

21 July 28 July 2020

Guided tour : salt history

Guided tour

18h Salin des Pesquiers - Route de Giens, La Capte, 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

PériodesHours
Du 21 Jul au 28 Jul 2020Mardi de 18h00 à 19h30
Du 04 Aug au 25 Aug 2020Mardi de 18h00 à 19h30
The 03 Sep 2020Jeudi de 10h00 à 11h30
The 10 Sep 2020Jeudi de 10h00 à 11h30
The 22 Oct 2020Jeudi de 14h30 à 16h00
The 29 Oct 2020Jeudi de 14h30 à 16h00