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. Put La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel at the forefront of your travel plans using our Salins-les-Bains journey maker app .
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  • This is a place that I hadn't realised had existed. It turned out to be a great experience. The guide spoke slowly and clearly and, although, she didn't speak English, it was easy to understand her. T...  more »
  • Very interesting tour and do absolutely with the guide to see the ground. Tour with a guide very documented with perfect diction. Very well organized Museum. an hour of guided tour and 45 minutes with slideshows.
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  • We took advantage of the heritage days to visit the great Saltworks our guide was friendly even though I have not always followed the explanations sometimes a bit too technical (some illustrations would be welcome) informative, we imagine Although the difficulty of the work of the workers of the time
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  • unesco legacy site. amazing underground
  • At the edge of the furious stretch the salt pans. Exploitation of salt has ceased in 1962, but the salt source is always used for the baths. Important all that formed the salines remain today only a few stone buildings, still imposing, as the high chimneys and the store of salts (15th c.). To accommodate the Museum of salt, these old buildings were supplemented by the addition of modern elements (bof), as a 'box' steel. The architect Malcotti-Roussey, chose this metal because it reminds the industrial history of the city. The Museum of the salt is good, but only didactic!
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  • Just great! Despite our young age Museum don't we are passionate about not really... but this one we to seduced! This place which is part of the history of France particularly deserves its ranking to the heritage of the UNESCO. I recommend it to you!
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  • It's a shame that this place, world heritage of UNESCO, is not treated places. Here the remains of the past, no replenishment... Difficult for the young to realize...
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  • Beautiful and very interesting. With a passionate guide... Beautiful moment.
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