Sallertaine

Sallertaine is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

Sallertaine
The two churches in Sallertaine
The two churches in Sallertaine
Location of Sallertaine
Sallertaine is located in France
Sallertaine
Sallertaine
Sallertaine is located in Pays de la Loire
Sallertaine
Sallertaine
Coordinates: 46°51′38″N 1°57′21″W / 46.8606°N 1.9558°W / 46.8606; -1.9558Coordinates: 46°51′38″N 1°57′21″W / 46.8606°N 1.9558°W / 46.8606; -1.9558
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentVendée
ArrondissementLes Sables-d'Olonne
CantonChallans
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Menuet
Area
1
49.45 km2 (19.09 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2017)[1]
3,099
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
85280 /85300
Elevation0–18 m (0–59 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Apart from the two historical churches, the village is well known as an arts and crafts community due to the number of independent craftsmen and women who occupy various outlets, often in former homes, during the summer months. These range from potters and painters to jewellers and purveyors of fine, local foods. There is also a bread making museum that uses multi-lingual audio-commentary to illustrate how French artisan bakers make their famous products. It is possible for visitors to try their hand at bread making. On several evenings during the summer the village has live entertainment attracting French and foreign visitors. The village is also a centre for canoe hire from where the local salt marshes can be explored, including guided tours.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.