Pointe au Sel Salt Museum, Saint Leu, RéunionPointe au Sel Salt Museum, Saint Leu, Réunion

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On the sea shore, a walk among the vestiges of a salt production site...

My experience, Explo description: 

La "Pointe au Sel" (the Salty Cape) is a protected natural site. This area is the driest place in La Réunion and it was used in the past (and till 1972) to produce salt. Nowadays, you can still see the production installations when you walk around the site.

For those who wants to know more, there is a little museum.

My personal recommendations: 

Do not hesitate to make a walk along the black lava cliffs, and to go 2km south further along the sea shore : there, you can see the curious "trous souffleurs" (blowing holes), kind of geysers provoked by sea waves... Getting there by car is maybe better, because the road goes very close to the cliffs, and thus you can see the geysers from your car...

How getting there: 

Pointe au Sel is 2km south from Saint Leu.

A tip to sleep: 

Bed and breakfast : Le Moutardier
Mélanie DARTY , 419 route D3
le Plate
97424 Piton St Leu
02 62 54 01 94

A nice little altitude farm, with a nice view, a tasty "créole" cuisine, and nice rooms.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

The salt museum is open every day (except on Mondays and vacation days), from 9:00am to 12:00am and from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Visit duration: 

1 hour (walk + museum visit).

Entry fees: 

Museum : 2 euros