There are a number of different possibilities to enjoy your visit to the Royal Saltworks, on your own at your own pace, with a tour-guide, with a Smartphone App or with The Histopad offering you the experience of a spectacular immersive visit of the Royal Saltworks.
children and families
Children are our future, and they will be the next ambassadors of our heritage. It is up to us to enable them to discover the rich history and cultural wealth of the Arc-et-Senans Royal Saltworks. They can learn about the Saltworks in a fun and interactive way by using the audio-guide tour especially created for youngsters. Furthermore, special activities are organised in connection with each year’s cultural programmes, including workshops, our ‘Utop’tits’ activities, and game booklets relating to the temporary exhibits.
Guided tour with an official guide tour
« Get to know the Royal Saltworks »
An accredited tour-guide presents the 11 buildings that were the living and work locations of the salt workers, gives an explanation of the exhibition « Stories around salt », and then introduces the life and work of Ledoux.
Duration: 1 hour
From April to October: every day (please contact us for the timetable of the tours)
From November to March: only on weekends and during the school holidays (please contact us for the timetable of the tours)
Meeting point: the ticket desk of the museum.
Audio-guide for Androïd mobile phones
Language: FR / EN / DE
Do you have an Android-equipped smartphone and want to keep a souvenir of your visit to the Royal Saltworks of Arc et Senans? The Royal Saltworks application allows you to discover the Arc et Senans Saltworks, an 18th century royal factory, designed by architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux and offers you all the practical information to prepare for your visit.
To download the application, click on the links below:
You can download this application on site at the Royal Saltworks, at the monument’s reception-ticket office by connecting to the “Royal Saltworks” Wi-Fi network.
INFORMATION BOOKLETS FOR YOUR VISIT ARE AVAILABLE IN 7 LANGUAGES
French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Japanese
The booklets are for sale at the museum ticket desk.
TOURS WITH BRAILLE INFORMATION PANELS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
The tours can be booked at the museum ticket desk.
Wheelchairs are available at the museum ticket desk.
A 25 minute video about the life and work of Claude Nicolas Ledoux, shown in the ’amphitheatre’ of the Ledoux museum, is also available with the tour. You can also purchase books on the topics of salt, architecture, and the history of the Saltworks in the bookshop.
> Adults : 12.50 €
> Young people from 16 to 25 years old : 9 €
> Children from 6 to 15 years old : 7.50 €
> Children under 6 : free
> Students, unemployed, socially disadvantaged and disabled person : 9 €
> Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): 35€
> Reduced rate (please ask for further information) : 11 €
> Annual season ticket starting at 25 €
> Visits with a tour guide (in French), Information booklet: 3.00 €
> App for smartphone (available on Google Play): 1.99 €
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Upon presentation of your entry ticket for the Great Saltworks (Grande Saline) of Salins-les-Bains and Courbet Museum of Ornans, we offer a reduced admission fee at the Royal Saltworks.
Contact and information
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