Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), Arc-et-Senans
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Built from 1775 to 1779 by visionary architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale) now presents cultural projects and permanents exhibits and has rental halls available for private events. You can attend a rotating art exhibition, meet artists-in-residence, and explore the heritage of Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale). It is a semicircular complex with 11 independent buildings surrounded by 15 gardens that you can visit. Three museums on the site include the Claude Nicolas Ledoux museum that displays 60 of the architect's models. The Salt Stories museum explores different aspects of "white gold" (salt) in six rooms, and the Local Memories museum explores the unknown history of the site during its closure from 1895 to the present. A visit to Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Arc-et-Senans tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • has visiting and vintage is just too pretty... Mr. Ledoux had a good idea ;-) the guide's explanations are very specific and well explained
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  • We went as a family visit the Saline Royale of Arc and can and we booked a tour to better enjoy the visit. We had retained two specially designed audio guides for children (aged 8 and 10). We strolled through the gardens and visited an exhibition until the time of the visit. Our guide we resulted in historical knowledge of the saline and helped by his clear explanations and his passionate involvement, to fully live this tour. We were all delighted, large and small.
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  • We arrived in the morning at 11 o'clock and 12 salt works were closed for lunch. Very beautiful the architecture of the place, and explanations of the salt production sites around the world. The reconstruction of places after years of neglect has left locals very bare and completely anonymous compared to their previous function. Recommended only for lovers of architecture.
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  • The place itself is pretty nice and accessible by regional train, but I like it because of the concert that I attended there. But if you're in a surrounding city and you have free time on your hand, this place is worth the visit.
  • It is regrettable to pay the visit to be faced with a group of 200 people in full set of tracks and widely excited by this activity... in this place in fact imposing. Unable to access the various buildings invested by the participants and take advantage of the supposed tranquility of the place. The ride was sound but not only under the span of limes, temporary exhibition space. Why not privatize at such events? Profitability when you hold us...
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  • A unique place to visit. Essential during a visit in the Doubs. It is grandiose.
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  • The saline I had expected more me. Nevertheless, the visit was very interesting. I was not at all clear that here has been a factory. There is a detailed audio tour and on rich Castle Museum with changing exhibitions in the main building. In the outbuildings additional exhibitions by the Builder. Themed gardens are created behind the buildings that you can stroll. In Arc et Senate you can rent hotel rooms
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  • Super skimpy and flower garden. Plenty of ideas to remake in his field. See especially the weather.
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