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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  • The entrance of the Royal Saltworks immediately gives the topo: an architectural site is impressive by its size and its perfect symmetry. However, upon entering the buildings we were disappointed by the few vestiges of the past from the Saline (but we knew why after visiting the exhibition "Memories of the place"). There is an exhibition on the history of salt in the Director's House but we advise for people interested, follow the guided tour offered by the Saline or the proposed to the Grande Saline of Salins. We were impressed by the model of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. A character in the rather avant-garde ideas see futuristic for its time! Hats off also to the "Salt Mines", of very beautiful exhibition portraits illustrating the work of salt on different continents. By contrast small note: tour would require a better display/signs whether it is the visit of the site but also exhibitions. Because having the visit of free and full, it has happened many times wrong room or search for the meaning of the visit.
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  • Incredible historic place directed by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, architect atypical and utopian. Some of these boards so that models are exposed in one of the pavilions and worth the visit.
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  • 1/2017. Sarunlevan Saltworks is closed it was confirmed that, so visit here only. Building other than a thought or remains of old facilities, such as Royal Saltworks and simply exhibited during the envisioning phase building miniature exhibits such as this is not the only expectation was kinda disappointed. Pictures of big wooden lawn square entered the entrance in the article, but nothing when you visit. It may be removed. Objects such as Torii gate made from trees on the perimeter of the building, and is good in the world heritage site and I feel the questions.
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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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