Educational focus of "La Remontée du sel"

Published on 21 December 2016 - Updated 29 March 2019

For the 2005 and 2007 editions of La Remontée du sel, a travelling event held at various stop-offs along the Loire, activities exploring the Loire cultural landscape and heritage were organised for the general public and schoolchildren alike.


By rallying various heritage advocacy and education structures located around the Loire to the cause, Mission Val de Loire and the CPIE (Standing Centre for Environmental Initiatives) Touraine Val de Loire wished to unveil the diversity of Loire heritage approaches to classes. 


An original methodology

Primarily designed for schoolchildren, the morning stop-offs were held during the week. They comprised two sessions so as to give both schoolchildren and members of the public the chance to learn more about Loire heritage.  

The first part was open to everyone and included an exhibition, vessels, manoeuvres with commentary, unloading and the tales of Father Jacques.  

The second part was then reserved for schoolchildren, who enjoyed a day's worth of teaching and awareness-raising on the Loire cultural landscape and its associated heritage, through a "mini-cycle" of themed workshops.  

During the workshops, several other themes associated with the cultural landscape were delved into, in addition to those to do with salt and the goods transported by Loire vessels. These included: the built heritage, natural heritage, craft expertise and the landscape approach. 

Each child went away with a "logbook" designed to encourage them to continue their discovery and exploration of heritage. 


Structures involved in the educational activities in 2007

L’Arbre Voyageur  

Association Boutavant  

Association pour le Développement des Enseignements Supérieurs en Val de Vienne  


Touraine -Val de Loire  

Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire  

Château de Langeais  

Jacques Gilabert  

Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux Anjou  

Observatoire de la Vallée d’Anjou  

Observatoire Loire de Blois  

Pôle d’Initiation à la Culture Fluviale  

Archives municipales de Tours  

Service patrimoine de la ville de Tours  

Service patrimoine de la ville de Chinon  

Voiles de Loire  


This initiative received financial support from the Centre-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire Caisses d’Epargne banks under the PELS (Social and Local Economy Projects) programme


La Remontée du sel 2005  

8 educational stop-offs 

574 pupils from 24 classes welcomed during the workshops. 

1,000 additional pupils from 40 classes came to the stop-off. 

La Remontée du sel 2007 

8 educational stop-offs 

542 pupils from 23 classes welcomed.  

1,200 additional pupils from 55 classes came to the stop-off. 

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"La Remontée du sel" event

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