Ecomusee Du Sel De Bandrele, Bandrele

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Museum · Specialty Museum
Learn about traditional salt production on Mayotte at Ecomusee Du Sel De Bandrele. The museum educates visitors about age-old harvesting techniques, which could once feed the whole island. The methods used are practiced mainly by women, and as such passed on from mother to daughter. A visit here supports their work and provides an engaging and detailed overview of the process. Sample their products and take the opportunity to pick up a few sachets as gifts. Using our world travel planner, Bandrele attractions like Ecomusee Du Sel De Bandrele can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This place gets salt from the sea in a unique way that's been done for generations. They let the sea flood a field, then boil/extract the salt from the field once the sea has subsided. The place is...  more »
  • Cultural place to visit when coming to Mayotte. It recounts the cultural harvest of salt in the commune of Bandrélé. These "mamas shingos" are really brave and hard-working because it requires it.
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  • C a very interesting place to visit. Not only can you see shingo moms in action, but you have the opportunity to participate too. C a difficult job and that requires bcp patience but c also very informative. I encourage everyone to come by whether it's for a visit or a purchase. Besides I find the prices very reasonable according to the work done by these moms there.
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