Salt-works in Aigues-Mortes (Gard)
Salt-works in Aigues-Mortes (Gard)
© J. Debru

The production of marine salt in Aigues-Mortes dates back to the construction of the harbour
as decided by King Saint-Louis in the mid 13th century.
Over the centuries, the salt-works gradually developed to reach an industrial size,
and gained a national and international repute it still has nowadays.