Musée du Sel

Museum at Saint-leu

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  • A vestige of the past in which the ""Ile Bourbon"" had to satisfy its own needs for salt, the Saint-Leu salt works at La Pointe au sel was brought back into service in 1996 after being abandoned in the 1970s.

    Owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral (French coastal protection agency), the Musée du Sel (Salt Museum) is associated with the salt marshes which are situated on the Pointe au sel site. Managed by the Département of La Réunion, through the Natural History Museum, the museum presents the history of the site and the salt production process. ""Passe-moi le sel"" (Pass me the salt) is an exhibition on the different types of salt available to consumers on La Réunion. Guided tours of the museum can be arranged. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Environment
    • Coastline
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
    • French creole
  • Accessibility
    • Mobility impaired
  • Equipment
    • bus parking
Payment methods
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • All year