History of salt

In Séné, the salt adventure began in the middle of the 18th century with the creation of salt marshes by the canons of Vannes cathedral. Salt-workers from Guérande peninsula settled in Séné to work the salt. In 1806 the salt tax was reinstated and more and more customs officers worked on controlling smuggling. Customs barracks and booths (a surveillance post) appeared all over the town. The arrival of salt-workers, then customs officers, had a strong impact on the Sinagot social landscape, which was until then composed of fishermen and farmers. Today, salt farming has disappeared, but it continues to leave a strong mark on the Sinagot landscape.

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All about the water

From farm to farm

History of salt

Industrial heritage

Local life

Manor houses and beautiful estates

Maritime professions


Natural heritage

Passages between land and sea

Religious heritage

Shops and bistrots

Sinagot celebrations

Some anecdotes of Séné

Traditional games and sports

The Quatre-Vents barracks

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