Les salines at Tamarin
Their stone basins have belonged to the Mauritian backdrop for several generations and tourists who visited Mauritius. They have a historic character and are always a main touristic attraction on the West Coast.
The show they put on is at the very least astonishing. The sauniers, protected from the sun by large hats, work in the huge salt pans sometimes with their rakes, other times with salt vats on their heads. The techniques of production remained artisanal and unchanged. They exude and old-fashioned charm.
Water is directly taken from the neighbouring sea. The water passes from a basin to another and evaporates gradually under the pressure of a burning sun, leaving room to the salt crystals. Some 1,500 tons are produced each year and are marketed locally.