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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  • Visit the salt mine including galleries underground with comments detailed and complete of all the process of extraction of salt by a young guide very professional and pleasant. The output has a clear idea of the work that this represented and issues of salt at this time...
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  • We did the tour well and rooms of heating under the direction of a guide who, not only perfectly knew his business (the different modes of salt production, their history, exercising during the ages of jobs related to salt, the history of the Saltworks of Salins, their relationship with CRA and can, etc...), but really lacking in humor. An hour of absolutely exciting, not to be missed when we pass in the region.
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  • A dive in the history of salt, guide to the top, really interesting and alive, a underground place to see and it is imbued with the atmosphere of the times with tasting of Salt River!
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  • unesco legacy site. amazing underground
  • Do not miss it if you're in the area! We had to do a guide which we to actually live this history of salt in the area. He we to even participate throughout the visit which was very nice and exciting. Thank you very much for your hospitality!
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  • Surprising visit in a nightmarish scene at the thought of the men who worked there. Exciting Guide. Good conservation of the tools of the time.
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  • Very nice to get to. A lot of information about the salt mining in the past. Is very worthwhile in order to drive.
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  • Lift at the time. Explanation of the operation of the extraction of salt. Very interesting for young and old
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