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Sentier Détours N°3 – Mornac-sur-Seudre

Our towns and villages conceal many treasures... which are often ignored or avoided, hidden alongside the routes we take, far from the "direct" routes.



Hard coating (tar, cement, floor)

Marking "Detour Trails"

Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring

Places, heritage elements, viewpoints or atmospheres bear witness to local history and tell many unusual anecdotes.
It is to this stroll that these new circuits invite you to the heart of the towns, for a few kilometers (2 to 5 km) easy to access and passable with the family for an hour.
It's time to take the time...

Please note: closed circuit from November 1 to March 30

Detour Trail N°3 – Mornac-sur-Seudre

Distance: 4,6 km


Rue Basse du Chenal

Step 2: The Plordonnier channel

Follow the channel. It feeds the last salt marsh of Mornac-sur-Seudre. It is the southernmost saltworks on the Atlantic coast. 5 elements are necessary for the production of salt: water, sun, wind, clay and the hand of man. The water level in the marsh is controlled by a lock (a varagne, as they say here).

Marais salant de Mornac-sur-Seudre
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Step 3: The medieval fire replica

Lights were built in medieval times to guide sailors through delicate passages. Modest in size, like the constructions of the Middle Ages, made of tree trunks supporting a pendulum, oil, wood or coal are supplied to maintain a fire at night or smoke during the day. Here, it is a miniature replica of the one
of the port of Mornac-sur-Seudre, reconstruction of a model in Northern Europe.
Return via the town of Plordonnier. Plordonnier was mainly inhabited by salt workers, the vast majority of whom were Protestant.

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