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 enjoyable and very interresting. Guide very helpful. A bit chilly during the visit to the Museum.
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  • A historical tour full of charm, history, and white gold! A guided tour that I would absolutely recommend in order to discover the salt pans of the Jura, their success, their defeats, their impressive history. And especially the only saline in Europe still in this State! A museum where the discovery is at the rendezvous! Thanks to the guide who also was very patient and informative to us!
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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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  • 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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