Exposition permanenteMusée MaritimeThe golden age of sea travel

September 26, 2014 to March 1st, 2015

Two thirds of our planet are under salt water. Salt is a substance that is essential to life on earth.

Salt is not only a necessary element of our diet, it is also an excellent way of preserving perishable foodstuffs.

In the past, salt was a precious commodity, sometimes even used as currency. In 14th century France, there was a special tax on salt.

The salt-marches of Noumea have long been closed, but others have been established at Kô, near Poingam in the far North of the main island.

The exhibition is set up in the main hall of the Museum.