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Salt marshes of Kervillen

A protected natural area near the campsite

Located a stone's throw from Camping de La Baie, on the edge of the coastal path, the salt marshes of Kervillen are a protected natural area, open to the public.
The site is home to remarkable flora and fauna.

It allows the observation in a natural environment, many birds of the Breton coast: terns, waders, ducks, moorhens nest in peace on the islets formed by the activity of the saltworks.

Salt marshes of Kervillen - la Trinité sur Mer

The history of the salt marshes

After two centuries of existence, the salt marshes of Kervillen had been unexploited for sixty years and left abandoned.
In 1980, the General Council of Morbihan bought the salt works. The site became a sensitive natural space and in 2010, the rehabilitation of the marshes began.

After two years of major restoration work, the salt production activity in Kervillen is resuming.
Present from the start of the project, Damien Phélip, former salt worker from Guérande, is responsible for the exploitation of "salt from La Trinité sur Mer", the marketing of which began on 1st of August 2014.

Visit of the salt marshes with a nature guide

From June and throughout the summer, accompanied by a nature guide, you can follow the activity of the salt workers of Kervillen, the preparation and collecting of salt according to ancestral methods.

To participate in this activity for young and old, all you need to do is register with the Tourist Office of La Trinité sur Mer. It's free !

Where to buy the salt of La Trinité sur mer ?

Coarse salt, fleur de sel, flavored salts are on sale:

 

In La Trinité sur Mer :

  • On the market, Place du Voulien, every Friday (and every Tuesday during the holidays) from April to mid-September and during the Christmas and All Saints holidays, direct sale from the salt harvesters.
  • At L'Epicerie du Port, 24 cours des Quais, open all year round.
  • At La Cour d'Orgères, on the quays, open all year round.
  • Chez Bourbon, at the auction on the port (only coarse salt packaged).


In Carnac :

On the night market in Carnac Ville, every Thursday from 6 p.m during summer.

Walk : the salt marches circuit

A beautiful hike between La Trinité sur Mer and Carnac to discover:

  • The old salt marshes of Quéric-Kerdual and Kerdual-Beaumer
  • Men-Dû beach and its island accessible at low tide
  • The archaeological site of Pointe de Kerdual
  • the villages of Kervinio and Quéric with fountains and washhouses


The start of this walk can be done from the campsite by taking the coastal path then crossing the site of the Kervillen marshes and the Bois du Poulbert. The start of the circuit will be at the Kervourden car park.


Useful information :

Distance: 8 kms
Duration: 2 hours
Level: easy, all year round
Bike access possible


To download :

Map of the marshes walking route

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