Salt Flats

The north of the Camargue is agricultural land. close to the sea-coast, prehistoric man started extracting salt, a practice that continues these days.

Salt was a supply of wealth for the monk “salt abbeys” of Ulmet, Franquevaux and psalmody within the Middle Ages. Industrial salt assortment started within the nineteenth century, and large chemical corporations like Péchiney and solvay based the ‘mining’ town of Salin-de-Giraud.

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