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The salt marshes of the Ré island are a place where the sauniers of the island produce the salt of the Ré island.

Spread over nearly 1,500 hectares, the salt marshes of the Ré island are a place steeped in the history of the island. While in the 19th century there were more than 1,000 salt marsh workers, today there are only a hundred or so. Produced in the respect of ancestral traditions on 400 hectares of marshes, the fleur de sel of the Ré island is considered as one of the most refined and tasty salts in the world.

A salt marsh is made up of 3 large basins: the vasais, the metieres and the marsh field. Each basin is dug between the others so that the water can pass from one to the other. The salt worker must be attentive to the weather in order to increase or decrease the water flow.

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