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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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Visite de toute la saline y compris les galeries souterraines avec des commentaires détaillés et complet de tout le processus d extraction du sel par une jeune guide très pro et agréable. A la sortie ... more »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...
Nous avons fait la visite du puits et des salles de chauffe sous la direction d'un guide qui, non seulement connaissait parfaitement son affaire (les différents modes de production du sel, leur histoi... more »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.
Une plongée dans l'histoire du sel , guide au top, vraiment intéressant et vivant , un lieu souterrain à voir et on s'imprègne de l'atmosphère des époques avec dégustation de rivière salée !! more »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!
unesco legacy site. amazing underground
Lisèle leemanDo 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!
Michel LECUILLIERSurprising visit in a nightmarish scene at the thought of the men who worked there. Exciting Guide. Good conservation of the tools of the time.
Raymond CommandeurVery nice to get to. A lot of information about the salt mining in the past. Is very worthwhile in order to drive.
Stéphanie VdhLift at the time. Explanation of the operation of the extraction of salt. Very interesting for young and old
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