Le Musee du Sel, Saint-Leu

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Le Musee du Sel details the history of the island’s salt production. Opened in 2007, this museum on the west coast of the island highlights salt production as it became industrialized during the 1940s. Salt is harvested by hand with perforated shovels after hot, dry days. As the sole manufacturer of salt, the site today features a shop in the area once used for the storage of dry salt. Nearby, turquoise waters and white sand can be found between two lava flows, forming a small cove with expansive views of the Indian Ocean. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Le Musee du Sel and many more Saint-Leu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Saint-Leu day trip site.
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  • Free access. The movie explains the local history very well. The temporary show just now is about salt in the Andes, which is also very interesting. It can be done in half to an hour, but I thought...  more »
  • Been there at 12h, maibe it was the meal pause, because it was closed. So we could enjoy by ourselves the place and even took a small piece of salt. After visiting the salt pools we turned to the sea....  more »
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  • Went there while on the tourist trail. It's a small museum with a small film at the beginning to explain the origins history etc. I think they need all the help they can get to keep it going..I even bought some pkts of salt to take back even though I really didn't need to!! One thing I liked was the local bird/insect life etc in glass cases explaining what is what clearly...didn't have to read a thick tome to know which is what finally!
  • Museum all small and free, but almost all of the interactive panels are out of service. A tiny shop selling sachets of salt produced on-site. Low entry price (4 or €5) for the basic maintenance of the Museum would seem wise...
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