La Grande Saline de Salins-les-Bains

La Grande Saline de Salins-les-Bains


The prosperity of the town of Salins has been linked to the drawing and the use of salt water for about a thousand years.
Underground galleries and a hydraulic boring system of the 18 th and 19 th centuries are the remains of these activities, they testify to the methods of water drawing.
The saltworkers'barden can be discovered in the building of the boilers. ' white gold ' was hard to get.
Today, brine is stil pumped froma rock-salt layer which is 246 meters deep and is led towards the spa.
The saltworks closed down in 1962.

La Grande Saline de Salins-les-Bains
3 place des salines
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  • Pets welcome
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  • Toilettes
  • Shop
  • Specific theme activities
  • Junior workshop
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions
Chains and Labels
Musée de France
Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO
Qualité Tourisme
Vignobles et découvertes
Prices & Schedules Prices :
  • Child rate : 5€
  • Child rate : 4.5€
  • Student's rate : 5€
  • Rate for unemployed persons : 5€
  • Rate for large families : 24€
  • Base rate - full rate adult : 9€
Special opening conditions :

- the guided tour is mandatory to discover the whole site - the health pass is compulsory from the age of 12. - the wearing of a mask is compulsory from the age of 11 years to follow the guided tour (decree of law of 31/05/2020) - a single direction of traffic has been set up to avoid crossing and crowds of people - water alcohol gels are available at the entrance to the site and at various points during the guided tour - you can pay by credit card (contactless recommended), cash (top-up recommended), cheque or holiday vouchers - for all purchases in the shop, ask the receptionist to serve you

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