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“Not much to see” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Grande Saline - Musee du Sel

La Grande Saline - Musee du Sel
Place des Salines, 39110 Salins-les-Bains, France
+33 3 84 73 10 92
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Owner description: La Grande Saline & Musee du Sel est un site inscrit au Patrimoine Mondial de l'Unesco depuis 2009, en complement de la Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans. Il retrace 1200 ans de l'histoire de l'Or Blanc "le Sel".
Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Not much to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is hard to get much out of this unless you speak French. Would not recommend unless it is raining and all other possibilities have been exhausted.

Visited June 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Fascinating view at how salt is processed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I'll admit I'm a bit of a geek about this sort of museum. The tour took you through how the area became involved in the production of salt and how that salt was derived. You even get to taste the water the salt is extracted from. Interesting tour of the caves and the drying beds. Very fun.

Visited June 2014
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“Interesting museum, good underground tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is an informative and well presented museum on the history of salt extraction in Salins-les-Bains.

The museum consists of an interesting new building built around the old salt works and an underground tour which is worth doing and has some old water-driven machinery still in action.

Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Visited August 2012
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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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“Finally a historical building with relevant artefacts intact”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

A fascinating place and well worth the entry fee. The entry fee includes the guided tour, which is the only way you are able to visit the underground galleries, admission to the surface exhibits is free.
Well worth a look.
Disabled visitors should be able to access all of the above ground exhibit, but I did not see easy access to the underground galleries

Visited July 2013
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“Very interesting experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

A ticket to the saltworks includes a guided tour (English tours available at 12:15 and 14:00) down to the lower underground wells. Very interesting history and insight into the salt extraction process. Very nice and interesting guide. Shame that only a small proportion of the labels and posters have been translated into English,

Visited July 2012
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