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Île de Ré

SAINT-CLÉMENT-DES-BALEINES

marais salants ile de reThe salt marshes - Cartage salt - The salt workers huts

Salt or saline marshes are a set of shallow ponds, called tiles, in which the salt is harvested, obtained by evaporation of sea water, under the combined action of the sun and wind.

They are a type of agricultural operation whose activity is called salt production or in its old form, the Saunerie. Those who harvest salt from the salt marshes are called saliculteurd or salt workers or sea-salt. Those that carry to sell are called marsh.

week-end-et-sejours-charente-maritimeBike rides ti the Isle of Ré

VILLAGE of SAINT-CLÉMENT-DES-BALEINES

Located on the northwest tip of the Île de Ré, the village of Saint-Clément-des-Baleines is a preserved village, away from the crowds.

Since the houses we offer for hire, shops and services within walking distance (market, restaurants, press, supermarket, bicycle rental...).

The nearest beaches are located on the Wild Coast, a few hundred meters from the houses. They are uncrowded, ideal for walking, sunbathe or look for shells.

Read more: Bike rides to the Isle of Ré

amer la riviereAmers of ''Phare des Baleines'' and beach of ''La Conche''

 

2 strange buildings located on the dune between the Phare des Baleines and the beach La Conche

Amers are fixed and high points, easily identifiable and along the coast to serve as landmarks for sailors.

On the île de Ré, to which access is not always easy due to the presence of rocky and sandy shoals, ''amers'' were important. Windmills, church spiers and buildings scattered along the shore, reported access for avoiding hazardous areas.

  • The Amer de la Rivière  6 meters high, was around 1860, at a time when the dune was not forested like today. It was used alignment point to sailors between the ''Phare des Baleineaux'' and the ''Banc du Bûcheron''.

amer phare des baleines

 

Origin dates back to the early nineteenth century, located between the ''Phare des Baleines'' and the ''Conche des Baleines'' 

 

  • The Pyramide des Chaumes is composed of a base and an oblisk 4 meters high.

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