Les Saloches - St Martin du Gua

Le Gua consists of a village and several picturesque hamlets. In some parts of the marshes, you'll find small stone shelters known as saloches, tourettes or gabirottes.
Saloche
Saloche
Saloche

Dates & opening times

Open all days from 01/01 to 31/12 (all years)

Descriptif

Built of rubble stone, conical in shape and small in size, they were most often found on the humps of salt marshes. Dating from the late 16th century, these small shelters may have been used by the gabelous, the customs officers who once supervised the loading of salt.



Some of them were probably later reused as hen houses.



They can be found in St Martin du Gua and Souhe. You can also see them in the commune of Nieulle-sur-Seudre.

Not open to the public.

Tracking

Les Saloches - St Martin du Gua Chemin des guimbergesHameau St Martin du Gua17600, Le GuaFrance

Itinerary

Characteristics

Services
Pets welcome
Languages
French
Animals welcome
Yes
Themes
Historic patrimony
Categories
16th C

Contact

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