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La Route Du Sel

Route Cotiere, Tamarin, Mauritius
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Panoramic but pricey

A sight to behold, free salt and saltwater to taste but products there are catered for tourists... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2015
VictorJamie
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Perth, Australia
Salt for all

The Tamarin salt pans provide all the salt requirements for Mauritius. They used to export, but not... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2015
cowrieshell
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Mold, N Wales
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17 Dec 2015
“Panoramic but pricey”
2 Dec 2015
“Salt for all”
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Route Cotiere, Tamarin, Mauritius
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

A sight to behold, free salt and saltwater to taste but products there are catered for tourists, hence their pricey-ness. According to our tour guide, locals don't know this place exists because salt is imported into Mauritius anyway. It costs 200MUR for a guided tour...More

2  Thank VictorJamie
Reviewed 2 December 2015

The Tamarin salt pans provide all the salt requirements for Mauritius. They used to export, but not any more. Our tour guide, Iris from Connections tour company was organised and very infoirmative about all the different stages of salt production from the moment the sea...More

1  Thank cowrieshell
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

The place has changed a lot ! I visited the place for approximately more than 20 years ago and it is still nice ! Very informative place and a little bit oriented business for the tourists let's say, but really worth a visit. You can...More

1  Thank Desiree M
Reviewed 30 December 2014

This was very interesting ... These salt pans are over 100 years old, very informative, they show you the production technic , the scenery around the salt pans are beautiful. they do have a nice little souvenir shop as well with their flavoured and natural...More

1  Thank Maryna271
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Set on twenty hectares in Tamarin, at the foot of La Tourelle de Tamarin mountain, are over 1600 basins through which sea water flows, getting progressively more concentrated, until all the water has evaporated. Visiting this facility is well worth the hour it takes, the...More

1  Thank Philip F
Reviewed 21 June 2014

While it doesn't look like much (just pools with salt and water) it is quite interesting to have a tour around the salt pans in Tamarin. The tour is really good with loads of information about the history but also how they actually get the...More

1  Thank LiekeFlurin
Reviewed 19 June 2014

A very interesting look at how salt is traditionally harvested. Best to visit in the mornings when salt is being collected - there is most activity in the summer (November-February). Good value for money.

2  Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 15 February 2013

We actually really enjoyed out visit to the Salt Pans. The fee to get in was quite small and there is a shop selling, surprise, surprise amongst other things - salt! We spent about an hour here watching the women ( the men seem to...More

7  Thank rori49
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