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.
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.