La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, Salins-les-Bains
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Discover the secrets of salt mining that date back to the Middle Ages at the La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel museum. Learn how "white gold" (salt) was obtained by artificial evaporation of seawater, as opposed to salt marshes, and look at illustrations depicting the different techniques to draw and pump the water. Galleries with testimonies, audio commentaries, and a collection of historical objects are still housed in the original historical building. Use our Salins-les-Bains vacation generator to arrange your visit to La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel and other attractions in Salins-les-Bains.
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  • a museum to see and especially the tour that allows you to see the site of extraction of salt and even the possibility to taste the salt water of the Jura. A discovery of the machine tools used until the arrival of modernism and refrigerators. This site can be followed by the visit of the Royal Saltworks at Arc and can for the beauty of the site.
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  • This visit is the first to do before going to visit the Royal Saltworks. What inventiveness of our ancestors to extract the salt... for 1200 years. The pumping of brine is still in operation, it is exceptional.
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  • What's more natural that the Museum of salt when one passes through Salins. I advise you to ask before you visit the Museum for hours of guided tours which last 1 hour. We have learned the history of "white gold" of the Jura, traced on more than 1200 years. Since the wells through the pumps and evaporation of water, Frédéric our guide explained everything. There su make interesting a topic that initially was not as much, with a few notes of humor, historical anecdotes, and geological information. A big thanks to him ;-) The Museum deserves its reputation! I highly recommend you do this activity, which will suit both young adults!
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  • Visit very interesting, quite different from the Royal salt works. We plunge into the galleries, the tour is guided and exciting explanations. We discover the life of these miners.
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  • Nice place, the person who visits knows his subject very well and is very friendly.
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  • Very interesting. Price and accepts holiday vouchers
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  • A must see! And Yes an old place destraction of salt in the heart of the mountains, surprising, very interesting and a very nice place full of history.
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  • Friendly visit
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