In the heart of the salt workers’ villages of Batz-sur-Mer, Guérande, Mesquer or Saint-Molf, the history of the salt trade has also had its hand in fashioning the houses. The landscape of the salt marshes of Guérande is liberally dotted with ‘salorges’, the large granite warehouses used for stocking the salt.
The 'Paludiers' villagesThe paludiers’ traditional houses with their coloured woodwork and slate roofs are indeed a characteristic feature of the landscape. Be sure to stop-off and visit some of the villages to see for yourselves:
- Saillé, Clis, Quéniquen, Careil near Guérande
- Kervalet, Roffiat, Trégaté near Batz-sur-Mer
- Trescalan near La Turballe
- Boulais, Pendhué near Saint-Molf
- Kervarin, Kercabellec, Rostu, Penlô near Mesquer
- Kergéraud, Trélogo, Berzibérin and Pont d'Armes near Assérac