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Pick or gather
Harvest flower of salt, manually using a lousse. 
Pile of salt

A pile of salt which drains naturally, and whose name comes from mule, the animal previously used for transport. 


- A small round platform placed in the middle of the largest bridge of the “oeillet” to enable the daily salt harvest to be stored and drained. 

- A platform on the embankment of the salt works to store the salt after harvest. 

Primary pool

A water reserve which supplies the salt works between tides (15 days), the largest part of the salt production site, mostly horizontal with a trough along its edge (“rai”) to allow cleaning. Its surface area may vary, but represents 40% of the salt works. 

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