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. Put La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel at the forefront of your travel plans using our Salins-les-Bains journey maker app.
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  • A truly wonderful experience into the past! Salins-les-Bains was a very important city in this area for its work with "white gold" - our everyday table salt. Our guide for the tour of the salt... 
    A truly wonderful experience into the past! Salins-les-Bains was a very important city in this area for its work with "white gold" - our everyday table salt. Our guide for the tour of the salt...  more »
  • We had a fascinating visit to The Saltworks and an excellent guided tour (included in the entry price) all in English. The guide was so informative and kept our attention throughout the hour. The... 
    We had a fascinating visit to The Saltworks and an excellent guided tour (included in the entry price) all in English. The guide was so informative and kept our attention throughout the hour. The...  more »
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  • The view from the toilets is the best. Also, very interesting tour.
  • Short, but interesting visit to see 1200 year history of salt mining

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