This is a 'Town of Character' where salt is most definitely not a rarity!
Salins-les-Bains has two high towers watching over this town surrounded by vineyards, cirques and rivers, with a superb natural environment and exceptional history. This spa town is well-known thanks to the Grande Saline saltworks, recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO, and the pretty town is a wonderful example of the booming and fascinating history centred around the salt industry. Welcome to the land of this 'white gold'!

Town of Art and History

You'll immediately fall under the charm of this Town of Character and spa town with a fascinating built and cultural heritage.

Take a stroll around the narrow streets to see around twenty fountains, some of them superb sculptures. You'll also enjoy admiring the neo-classical style of the Rue de la République and the many private mansions, evidence of the town's prosperous past.

Make sure you stop by the Apothicairerie de l'Hôpital where there's a superb collection of earthenware, surgical instruments and wonderful jars with mysterious contents. After that, there are some must-sees to add to your list: 

Along the salt route

The water flowing through this small town in Jura is full of salt, for which the town is now famous. Without salt, Salins wouldn't be a town, wouldn't have its forts, it's thermal baths or its casino. Not-to-mention the comté cheese or salted meat, all of which are what make this town one of the region's culinary treasures!

You can't possibly come to Salins-les-Bains without beginning your exploration at the Grande Saline, the saltworks which are recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

This factory is in perfect condition despite being one of the oldest in France and the building has witnessed over 1,200 years of salt production... You can expect a moving, interactive experience through the incredible arches in the underground galleries.

To find out all about the challenging profession of the saltworkers of the past, don't hesitate to stop by the fascinating Musée du Sel afterwards. Finally, if you're a fan of hiking and cultural discoveries, you'll enjoy the Via Salina or the Sentier des Gabelous, two trails that combine wellness, the history of salt, remarkable scenery and UNESCO sites.

Find out more about the Grande Saline, a UNESCO world heritage site

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Relax and unwind

Health and wellness at the thermal baths

Did you know that the waters of Salins-les-Bains have one of the highest salt contents in Europe?

The spa town is still making use of this natural resource and its exceptional health benefits today, at the superb Thermal Baths, overlooking the valley.

The relaxing experience you've been waiting for!

Find out more about Salins thermal baths

Breathtaking views!

The small town of Salins-les-Bains is in a pocket valley shaped by the river Furieuse, with staggering mountainous terrain all around. 

The star peak of this area is Mont Poupet.

Mont Poupet is a beautiful place, standing at an altitude of 850 m, with gentle hills and a well-defined rocky outcrop.

If you look carefully, on clear days you might even catch a glimpse of Mont Blanc!

Let's explore Mont Poupet!

Belvédère du Mont Poupet
Balade au belvédère du Mont Poupet

Table d'orientation et vue 360°

Belvédère du Mont Poupet
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Randonnée autour de Salins-les-Bains

De toutes parts, les panoramas s'enchaînent

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Entre patrimoine et vignes

Les deux forts de Salins-les-Bains dominent le vignoble en contrebas

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Balade VAE autour de Salins-les-Bains

De nombreux sentiers de randonnée pédestre et vélo cheminent autour de Salins-les-Bains

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Belvédère du Mont Poupet

Vue 360° sur la reculée, les forts, les plateaux jurassiens et même le Mont-Blanc par temps très clair.

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Balade au Mont Poupet

Vue panoramique depuis l'aire d'envol de parapente

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Some inspiration for you

Our ideas for an autumn break!

Our recommendations for great places to eat and sleep!

Charming villages everywhere you look!

There are so many picturesque little villages in the Jura Mountains. Some of them are well-hidden and others are up in the mountains, perfectly blended into the surrounding wilderness and mountainous scenery.

From Salins-les-Bains, you can set off to explore these places, and you're guaranteed to be leaving with unforgettable memories.

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Panorama grandiose sur la reculée de Baume-les-Messieurs Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
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Château-chalon, installé sur une colline se voit de loin Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
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Lods au cœur de la vallée de La Loue Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
UNESCO sites centred around salt

From the Grande Saline... to the Saline Royale!

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A propos
Balade au belvédère du Mont Poupet

Table d'orientation et vue 360°

Belvédère du Mont Poupet
Randonnée autour de Salins-les-Bains

De toutes parts, les panoramas s'enchaînent

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Entre patrimoine et vignes

Les deux forts de Salins-les-Bains dominent le vignoble en contrebas

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Balade VAE autour de Salins-les-Bains

De nombreux sentiers de randonnée pédestre et vélo cheminent autour de Salins-les-Bains

Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Belvédère du Mont Poupet

Vue 360° sur la reculée, les forts, les plateaux jurassiens et même le Mont-Blanc par temps très clair.

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Balade au Mont Poupet

Vue panoramique depuis l'aire d'envol de parapente

Carine Dufay
A propos
Panorama grandiose sur la reculée de Baume-les-Messieurs Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Château-chalon, installé sur une colline se voit de loin Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Lods au cœur de la vallée de La Loue Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme