Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), Arc-et-Senans

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Historic Site
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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  • Well presented varied visit. Visit that no shortage of salt. Temporary exhibitions of quality.
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  • This salt is classified in the heritage of UNESCO since 1982. built by c.n Ledoux from 1775 to 1779 has the characteristic of being built in arc of circle and includes 11 batiments.elle is unique in the world, completely remolded this site and truly remarkable by its construction and its majestic beauty. the Museum Ledoux will make you discover the many projects and achievements of this architect out of ordinary. several rooms on the history of salt. If you have the possibility to come from June you can enjoy the gardens with their themes. mid July to mid August sound and lights. 3 star hotel with accommodation in a building of the saline, to discover another angle. very good price for this place full of history.
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  • I visited the salt for the first time 50 years ago, and it's a delight to see what it has become now. The work done is extraordinary, guides are enthusiastic, and the "genius" of Nicolas Ledoux, even if some of his ideas are questionable, is still there. I regret missing the exposure of last year on the salt in the world. Will I go back for a n-th time, and I hope to be even more blown away. In addition, for the first time, I had the opportunity to have lunch there, and in addition to a very imposing setting, we had a height, both in the presentation menu only on the quality of the products.
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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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