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... just finished some very few years before the French Revolution: It is a master piece of enlightenment architecture.
The explanations in the different buildings are very nicely done, English leaflets are at hand. We suggest to start with the short movie in the majestic...More
Date of experience: August 2018
Justine M, Community manager at Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018
Thanks for your opinion. We are looking forward to your return!
This literally takes your breath away when you first see it. The stunning and distinctive architectural style is wonderful. We spent a very happy couple of hours here. However I was disappointed not to see at least one example of what a worker’s house might...More
Date of experience: July 2018
Justine M, Community manager at Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018
Thanks for your opinion !
We hope to see you soon in Arc-et-Senans !
Well it’s certainly a very interesting and unusual building. Built in a semi-circle it really doesn’t look like a saltworks. The original premise was to make it into a kind of utopia, don’t think the workers would have agreed. The heat and back breaking work...More
Date of experience: July 2018
Justine M, Community manager at Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018
Thanks for your opinion. We hope you had a good day at the Royal Saltworks and that you enjoyed the architecture of the buildings.
We hope to see you soon in Arc-et-Senans!
Royal Saltworks are worth visiting if only for their unusual architecture. You won't expect something like saltworks to lok that appealing and grand and yet they do. There's a great exhibition on their architect, along with some models of his works, both concepts and actual...More
This place is fascinating and the history of it's construction and the social history are fascinating. Sadly the place, other than the outside of the buildings, doesn't reflect this. The buildings are great and each houses different displays. We thoroughly enjoyed the displays but we...More
A great place to spend a minimum of half a day. Lots to learn and see in a stunning setting. Very well put together. It is worth visiting the other site also for a more practical idea of the salt production methods.
The place is amazing for its architecture, the Ledoux museum and the cultural activities.
We followed a guided tour which lasted 1 hour and gave us some great information about the creation of the salines, the way salt was produced as well as valuable facts...More
I read about this place and managed to fit it into my recent trip to France. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Interestimg architecture and a variety of exhibits in the individual buildings.
Unfortunately it started raining so hard that I couldn't enjoy my visit....More