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.
Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans
Phone: (33) 0381 54 45 45
Fax: (33) 0381 54 45 46
On your own tour,
Bookshop - shop Restaurant open July-August (all year round for groups if booked), seminars, symposia ((33) 03 81 54 45 32)
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 6 pm
July / August :
9 am to 7 pm
Young people: 16 to 25 years: € 9
Children: 6 to 15 years: € 7.5
Children under 6 years old: free
Family pass (2 ad. and 2 children 6 to 15 years old): € 35
Yearly subscription: contact us for details
Supplement for guided tour in French €3 / person sup
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Correspondance à adresser à : Musée de plein air des Maisons comtoises
Pôle Communication-Accueil Rue du musée
25 360 NANCRAY
Tél. 03 81 55 29 77
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