Preparing my visit

Preparing my visit

Practical information

Less than 2 hours 30 from Paris, Lyon or Geneva, the Saline royale is between Jura and Doubs, in a 13-hectare area and five minutes from Chaux forest, the second largest natural forest in France.

 

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French, English, German
On-site dining in season - Remember to bring your own water bottle
Two free car parks and a dedicated cycle park
Disabled access
3-star hotel

Opening times

  • November to March : 10am – 5pm
  • April, May, June, September and October : 9am – 6pm
  • July and August : 9am – 7pm
  • Closed on 25/12 and 01/01

 

⏳ Length of visit : between 2 and 3 hours.

🦮 Dogs are permitted on leads on the premises of the Saline royale but arenot allowed inside the buildings.

Prices

1 April to 31 October
  • Adult : € 15
  • Adult concessions : € 13
    16-25 year-olds, students, job seekers, recipients of minimum social benefits, visitors by train, partner works councils.
  • Child from 6 to 15 years : € 10
  • Child under 6 : free
  • Family rate (2 adults + 2 to 5 children between 6 and 15 years) : € 42
  • Disabled visitors : € 13
    Visits with Braille signs + visit aids at reception. Wheelchairs for disabled people (free access to the Saline).

 

Accepted payment methods :

Cash, bank card (excluding American Express), cheque, holiday vouchers, UP culture vouchers, Kadéos vouchers and gift cards (excluding Kadéos Select)

1 November to 31 March
  • Adult : € 13
  • Adult concessions : € 12
    16-25 year-olds, students, job seekers, recipients of minimum social benefits, visitors by train, partner works councils.
  • Child from 6 to 15 years : € 9
  • Child under 6 : free
  • Family rate (2 adults + 2 to 5 children between 6 and 15 years) : € 42
  • Disabled visitors : € 12
    Visits with Braille signs + visit aids at reception. Wheelchairs for disabled people (free access to the Saline).

Accepted payment methods :

Cash, bank card (excluding American Express), cheque, holiday vouchers, UP culture vouchers, Kadéos vouchers and gift cards (excluding Kadéos Select)

Access

ADRESS

EPCC Saline Royale
Grande rue, 25610 Arc et Senans

NEARBY TOWNS

Besançon (35km), Dole (30km)

TRAIN STATION

  • TER Arc et Senans
  • TGV direct from Paris 2 hours 20, from Lausanne 1 hour 30, TER direct from Lyon 2 hours 20
    Go to the SNCF website

AIRPORT

Mulhouse-Basel, Geneva, Dôle/Tavaux and Lyon

ROAD

A36 exit Gendrey/Saline royale; A39 exit Poligny

Guided tours (only for groups)

A guide will show you the 11 buildings, the living and working quarters for the salt workers and provide commentary on the “Salt Stories” exhibition before introducing you to the life and work of Ledoux.

Self-guided tours

Visitors can wander independently through the grounds and the temporary and permanent exhibitions with the Histopad tablet (included in the ticket price and translated into 10 languages: French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese) for an augmented reality visit.

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