Le sentier du Sel

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Description

Take a journey through the history of salt between Salin and Bévieux!

Starting from Salins, head for Panex and the Bévieux Salt Works near Bex several kilometres away. The whole route takes you on a journey through the history of salt, with information boards (also aimed at younger audiences) dotted along the way, from the plain to the mid-slopes, through vineyards and forests. Salt had a key role in the society of the past and this trail tells you all about the challenges of working the salt mines to extract this white gold from a sea evaporated millions of years ago.

Practical Information

A few pointers: - Stay on the marked paths - Make sure you know your route and the weather conditions - Respect flora and fauna - Take your rubbish home with you - Respect private property - Close all gates behind you - Keep dogs on leads

Take a journey through the history of salt between Salin and Bévieux!

Starting from Salins, head for Panex and the Bévieux Salt Works near Bex several kilometres away. The whole route takes you on a journey through the history of salt, with information boards (also aimed at younger audiences) dotted along the way, from the plain to the mid-slopes, through vineyards and forests. Salt had a key role in the society of the past and this trail tells you all about the challenges of working the salt mines to extract this white gold from a sea evaporated millions of years ago.

Practical Information

A few pointers: - Stay on the marked paths - Make sure you know your route and the weather conditions - Respect flora and fauna - Take your rubbish home with you - Respect private property - Close all gates behind you - Keep dogs on leads

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