THE OLD SALT LOFTS

  • BIBLIOTHEQUE BOURGNEUF

Presentation

Located at the entrance to the village of Bourgneuf, the Salorges which today house the municipal library and that of the tourist information office, were for a long time "salt granaries" where White Gold was stored before transporting it. at the four corners of the Pays de Retz region, Nantes and all of Europe.
From the 14th century, buildings were built to store the salt collected in numerous salt works around Bourgneuf to let it dry during the winter.

The materials used at the time are rudimentary; wood and stone.

Thus, this traditional building was made of wood and consolidated with stone buttresses, to avoid instability and collapse of the structure.

The decline of the salt trade from the 18th century meant, that one of this building, was transformed into a shipyard. (welcomes today the library of Bourgneuf). And the other one has become today the Tourist Office (was renovated in 1991 and then in 2016).
Opening day(s)

All year long 2020

Every day

Information
  • PERIOD OF SITE OR HISTORIC MONUMENT :
    • 18th century
  • THEMES OF MUSEUM OR INTERPRETATION CENTRE :
    • Rural world agriculture
  • DETAILS FOR CIVIL ARCHITECTURE :
    • House / Picturesque house
  • VISITS :
    • Individual admission (without guide)
  • PETS :
    • Pets not allowed
  • ACESSIBILITY :
    • Accessible for mobility impaired persons
    • Accessible with help
  • Geographical zone :
    • Villeneuve-en-retz

Tarifs

FaresMinMax
01/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Access to the siteFree
  • MEANS OF PAYMENT :
    • Cash in Euros
    • Bank and post cheques

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LES SALORGES DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE ET DE L'OFFICE DE TOURISME
Rue de la Taillée
Bourgneuf-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.04169
Longitude : -1.95550
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THE OLD SALT LOFTS
Rue de la Taillée
Bourgneuf-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
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Phone : 02 40 21 17 88 (BIT)
Phone : 02 40 21 40 07 (mairie)
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