Visit of the exhibition “From salt mining to the chemical industry in Martigues”

Cultural Guided tour Historic Heritage days
Place : Galerie de l'Histoire de Martigues
  • Visite de l’exposition « De l’exploitation du sel à l’industrie chimique à Martigues »


A visit to the exhibition on the history of the salt industry in Martigues presented by the municipal archives at the history gallery.
Salt has long been used as a condiment and as a preservative. With developments in industry from the 19th century, it became one of the basic materials of the chemical industry. Sea salt, inexhaustible, has the advantage of occurring naturally in the lagoon areas of our coasts. The traditional techniques of salt marsh exploitation have hardly evolved for centuries.

In Ferrières, salt mining took place for a little over a century, at the same time as on other sites in the municipality of Martigues, in Bouc and Ponteau.
Opening period (s)Sunday 18 September 2022
Opening hours daily between 11 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm.
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Free of charge.


Rond-point de l'Hôtel de ville
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.405875
Longitude : 5.047511
Ville de Martigues
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Galerie de l'Histoire de Martigues
Rond-point de l'Hôtel de ville
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
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