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Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale)

Closed Now: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00
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World Heritage Site

A very interesting place, a reminder of the total power executed by the French kings during the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Retired_Stockevik
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Stockholm
Beautiful architecture but half the story

This literally takes your breath away when you first see it. The stunning and distinctive... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Ellie1485
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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La Saline Royale d'Arc et Senans classée Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO depuis 1982, est un établissement public de coopération culturelle.
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25610 Arc-et-Senans, France
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

A very interesting place, a reminder of the total power executed by the French kings during the 18th century, in l'ancient régime.

Date of experience: September 2018
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JustineM1580, Community manager at Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello, Thanks for your opinion !

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

... 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
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Justine M, Community manager at Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hello, Thanks for your opinion. We are looking forward to your return!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very nice building, in a quite good state, well described by the young lady that played the guide for a very interesting visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Justine M, Community manager at Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hello Hervé, Thanks for your opinion. We hope to see you soon in Arc-et-Senans !

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

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
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Justine M, Community manager at Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hello Ellie, Thanks for your opinion ! We hope to see you soon in Arc-et-Senans !

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

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
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Justine M, Community manager at Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hello Angie, 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!

Reviewed 3 November 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Hello, Yes if they are kept on a leash, but they are not allowed in museums. Saline royale d'Arc-et-Senans
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