The Salt MarshesA unique and enchanting landscape, the salt marshes are a mosaic of shapes and colors... Light gray in the morning, bright white at zenith, and purple at sunset. It's a surprise, from season to season. It's an area of 2,000 hectares of cultivated and uncultivated marshes, divided into two zones: The salt marshes of Guérande, around the Traict du Croisic, cover 1,650 hectares in the municipalities of Batz-sur-Mer, Guérande, and La Turballe. The salt marshes of Mès cover 350 hectares in the municipalities of Mesquer-Quimiac, Saint-Molf, and Assérac.
Learn more about the salt marshes of Guérande
A Fragile SiteThese emblematic areas with strong tourist appeal are fragile, so it's important to adopt a responsible attitude in order to preserve them. Exploring them on foot or by bicycle safely is possible by taking great care to only use marked trails or by following guided tours offered by knowledgeable and passionate professionals. By doing so, you will contribute to preserving this exceptional site, its fauna and flora, as well as respecting the work of the salt workers who depend on it.
Les clefs d'entrée pour découvrir les maraisDo you want to understand how Guérande salt is formed, learn about the history of salt marshes and the work of salt workers, discover the fauna and flora, or simply take a beautiful walk in this unique natural space? Places to visit, exhibitions, and guided tours will allow you to have a pleasant time while enriching your knowledge!
The three main discovery sites of the Salt Marshes are:
Find all the visiting sites at the bottom of the page.