Over the centuries in Southern Brittany, man and the ocean have shaped the Guérande peninsula into the most northerly salt marshes in Europe. >From Guérande in the south to Assérac in the north, they stretch for over 2,000 hectares of clay soil across 9 communes, forming a real “marine meadow”.
Tradition has also travelled through time, preserving the harvesting techniques suited to this special type of environment. Use of tides and three types of ponds, daily harvesting in a wet environment, lack of mechanisation, small-scale businesses… today's salt workers, now grouped together in a cooperative, have managed to combine tradition and modernity.
All these features are, together, a source of wealth. A unique geographical and geological location, combined with a highly demanding view of the job, have given rise to a natural product that is proud of its quality: Guérande Salt!