- 13 sites to discover
- Notre-Dame du Haut
- Castle of Joux
- Cave of la Glacière
- Open air Museum of Comté Houses
- Citadel of Besançon
- Musée des maquettes à nourrir le monde
- CNFS Observation Boats
- Osselle Cave
- Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
- Great Saltworks and salt museum of Salins-les-Bains
- The caves of Moidons
- Fort Les Rousses Juraflore
- Papy Gaby's Tuyé
Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982, the Royal Saltworks at Arc et Senans is the masterpiece of Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736-1806), one of the Age of Enlightenment's most visionary architects. The site is also a rare example of early industrial architecture based on a utopian plan.
Discover a place dedicated to Salt History ( from production to consumption), the Ledoux Museum, with its sixty models, is the only museum in Europe dedicated to an architect.
Our yearly themes gather from May to October : exhibitions, festival of music and a garden festival designed and created by educational institutions in the eastern part of France and Switzerland.
Visitors can explore the site on their own, or join a guided tour or use an audio-guide.
Open every day except 1st January and 25th December
From November to March:
10am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 5pm
9 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 6 pm
June / September :
9 am to 6 pm
July / August :
9 am to 7 pm
- Postal Code:
- (33) 0381 54 45 45
- (33) 0381 54 45 46
Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans
Young people: 16 to 25 years: €5
Children: 6 to 15 years: €3.5
Children under 6 years old: free
Family pass (2 ad. and 2 children 6 to 15 years old): €19.5
Yearly subscription: contact us for details
Supplement for guided tour in French 2 € / person
Supplement for audio-guide (F-GB-G) 2 € / person sup.
On your own tour, guided tours in french for individuals from April to October or with audio-guide service (F - GB - Ger).
Bookshop - shop Restaurant open July-August (all year round for groups if booked), seminars, symposia ((33) 03 81 54 45 32)