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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  • Remarkable historical heritage is very well put in value. Good guide and excellent host. Site to see.
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  • We had a little time before us and visited the Museum of the salt. Our guide was very friendly and interesting. This museum is to be recommended, the children were very interested.
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  • We have in view the salt marshes to the sea, but we know that salt can also be underground, far from any shore. This visit to understand why and how the man knew how to exploit it. An approach very different from what we know, explained nicely by our guide.
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  • unesco legacy site. amazing underground
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  • Interesting tour. The last Pan won't last long. The underground facilities deserve big investments (lighting equipment, not cleared rooms...)
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  • Very impressive site. The tour is very well led by an up-to-date guide on the subject. End with a tasting of salt water is a memorable moment. Furthermore, while we talk a lot of hard work today, see how men worked up to the 1960s leaves us measure path.
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