A few photos take on a recent visit to Guerande to learn all about salt production. Terre de Sel is the local co-operative that represents a large number of producers. This enables the ‘Paludiers’ to pool their resources and take a more regular salary than the independent producer might enjoy. Gros Sel is the coarsest salt which is gathered from the bottom of the shallow clay lined pools of salt water while the Fleur de Sel is the highest quality and is carefully skimmed from the surface. This is considered a premium product and is used to sprinkle on food at the table. A minuscule amount of Fleur de Sel is produced in comparison to Gros Sel so this explains its high price.