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17th century salt warehouse

This was big business; these 2 warehouses could store 10,000 tons of salt. With the rise in cod... read more

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When in Honfleur visit the excellent tourist information office to check out what's on. We did just... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
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“17th century salt warehouse”
Jul 10, 2018
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This was big business; these 2 warehouses could store 10,000 tons of salt. With the rise in cod fishing, salt was needed to dry and preserve the fish. These are stone buildings with wooden roofs which ship builders in Honfleur could execute, based upon their...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

These two stone buildings were originally salt warehouses built at the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th centuries when the salt trade developed with the introduction of cod fishing. Each warehouse could store 10 000 tons of salt. Since 1916 they...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

When in Honfleur visit the excellent tourist information office to check out what's on. We did just that and found that the Greniers a sel was hosting a festival of Autumn. We spent a most enjoyable hour going around the many stalls sampling local produce...More

2  Thank TGJFC
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Honfleur was one of our ports of calls on our river cruise on the Seine and we got a guided tour of Honfleur with a very knowledgeable local guide . On the tour we learned that these buildings were use to store salt which was...More

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