WE ARE OPEN all year round !

Health Pass Information

Following the last directives of August 13, 2021, La Route du Sel is an unclassified outdoor establishment.

The Health Pass is therefore not compulsory.

We strictly apply the entire health protocol issued since last winter. We scrupulously apply COVID traceability.

In compliance with the prescriptions of the sanitary protocol :

  • Wearing the mask
  • + 2 meters between participants not from the same family group
  • Virucidal treatment of the material used or quarantine
  • Traceability

Please note, for walks including a visit to the Rairé mill or the bourrine in Rosalie, the health pass will be required at the entrance to these two  sites. On reservation required at or online reservation

For any other request, contact us!

Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

The La Route du Sel’s Team.


To join us

From the road

Take the exit D948 Sallertaine. 5min from Challans, 15min from St Jean de Monts, 30min from Noirmoutier, St Gilles Croix de Vie and la Roche/ Yon, 45min from Nantes.

By bus

By bus, take the line 171 Sovetours (La Roche sur Yon – Noirmoutier). Stop “4 Moulins Sallertaine”. schedules available here.

By train

Challans train station 5 minutes away.
TER line connecting Saint Gilles Croix de Vie to Nantes.

By plane

Nantes airport at 50 minutes from the site.

By bike

Proximity of the Vélodyssée and on the routes of the Vendée à vélo.

Free car parking

Free of charge near the reception, three parking lots are at your disposal (church, mayor, city entrance).

Camping car park

Paid parking equipped with toilets and an emptying space, water and electricity.


49 Rue de Verdun
85300 Sallertaine

GPS coordinates

Latitude : 46.85997829
Longitude : -1.95761059


A service adapted to people with disabilities


Reserved spaces for people with disabilities are available in the three parking lots in the village.


Equipped toilets are available near the parking lots and at La Route du Sel, near the entrance to Vaulieu’s garden.

Reception area

Accessibility in the reception area was achieved in 2019, and is accessible through the Vaulieu’s garden. (at the back of La Route du Sel)


Taking a canoe trip is easy and accessible to all, thanks to secure an adapted fleet of canoes, and our licensed and qualified instructors.


Sallertaine is a village accessible and equipped for people with disabilities: wide sidewalks, access ramps, slopes not exceeding 3%, vigilance bands . Most of the sites are accessible: Vaulieu’s garden, the Romanesque church, and many craftsmen.

Easy visit

An easy guide is at your disposal at the reception. Do not hesitate to ask us for it.


Practical information

Any registration for a canoe trip implies for the participant, that he or she is able to submerge and swim 25 metres (or move around in the water with a life jacket), and that there are no medical contraindications.
Minimum age: 3 years old

Practical advice :

Equipment provided (canoe trips):

  • Approved safety waistcoats
  • Paddles –
  • Waterproof cans and bags

Equipment to be provided:

  • Comfortable and resistant clothing (bring a jumper and windproof jacket)
  • Closed shoes (tennis or basketball)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen.

– Cameras, cameras, mobile phones, electronic car keys that fall into the water are never covered by our insurance.



Practical information

Anyone who registers for a bike ride implies that the participant respects the Highway Code and has no medical contraindications for the activity. For children under 1m40 and under 22 kilos, we can offer you a bike trailer.

Practical advice:

Equipment provided (bike rides):

  • Standard or electrically assisted bike, with basket and anti-theft device
  • Bike helmet (compulsory for children under 12 years of age since 22nd March 2017) and safety vest


Possibility to bring your own bike (for adapted prices, please contact us).

Equipment to be provided :

  • Comfortable and resistant clothing adapted to the weather conditions of the day and its changes (avoid loose clothing for the legs)
  • Closed shoes
  • Sunglasses attachment
  • Sun protection

WARNING : La Route du Sel and its guides are insured for Civil Liability.

Each participant has sole control of the bike and its movement and takes full responsibility during the service.


During a walk, the weather can be perceived as a brake for some people. However, at La Route du Sel we believe that each climatic situation offers a unique experience. A frozen, flooded or sunny marshland offers many possibilities. Take advantage of these climatic variations throughout the year. Break the marsh ice in winter, wake up to the flora and fauna of spring, and discover the idyllic landscapes of autumn.