La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, Salins-les-Bains

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Specialty Museum Museum
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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  • Content of the visit is complete. The guide was amazing and explanations clear Very well organized Good preservations of the place This has a history from 8th century to 20th century.  more »
  • The guided tour is excellent, with the visit of the well and caves. you really see how the salt was extracted from the well, dried and packaged 300 years ago. really impressive.  more »
  • Amazing place! They are mining salt this way since the 6th century and probably thousand years before. Difficult to describe.  more »
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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 interesting. Explanations of high quality. Impressive underground parts!
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  • A must-see. Excellent tour by a passionate and interesting guide. Adapted to the children's attention however there are markets that make the visit impossible access to the stroller and wheelchair.
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