Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), Arc-et-Senans
(4.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We arrived at 10:45 on Sunday 20 November nobody was warns that the site was closed between 12: 00 and 14: 00 during the sale of the tickets we took our time about the visit of this majestic site using the audio guide A 12 hours we were put out by the concierge at the scene claiming that we could return the afternoon practice when you're passing... I don't know who depends on the host but it is absolutely to see again...
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  • If the historical setting is worth a visit, I am disappointed by the reception and visit... ok ns are a Saturday in November, it rains, and it's the end of the afternoon (3:30)! Nobody warns us that the site closes at 17: 00. We had a visit sloppy, not had time to see all the expos photos on salt and the models expo hall, and the site in general... it's too bad because there are also tourists in the fall and winter! Do not forget!
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  • Weekend Besançon, we came a little by chance at the Royal salines. It was a great discovery. The setting is beautiful, the Museum left in several buildings and helps to understand the role and the manufacturing of this salt, but also dansle productions world. We also discover the works of the architect Mr. Ledoux, and a history of all sites world heritage of Unesco. It is very nice and beautiful exteriors. To see!
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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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