Entrance ticket to the Royal Saltworks
Attractions & guided tours

Entrance ticket to the Royal Saltworks

Free cancellation
Language: English , French , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit one of the largest saltworks in Europe listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Use a HistoPad for an enhanced tour of the Royal Saltworks with 360° historical 3D immersive and interactive 3D objects
  • Admire the models of the French architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux
What to expect

Discover the exceptional architecture of the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, built by Nicolas Ledoux under the order of Louis XV and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982.

Thanks to the HistoPad, an augmented reality visit will plunge you into the heart of the 18th-century saltworks. You will be awestruck by the size and majesty of one of the largest saltworks in Europe which was once devoted to the exploitation of salt in Franche-Comté.

Continue your visit with the permanent salt exhibition and also discover the beautiful museum of the architect Claude-Nicolas Ledoux where his models and other projects are exhibited.

A visit to the saltworks would not be complete without a visit to the gardens! Originally these gardens had a food-producing function as they were cultivated by the workers who worked and lived in the saltworks.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Entrance ticket to the Royal Saltworks
    • Access to permanent collections and temporary exhibitions
    • Admission to the Garden Festival from June to October
    • HistoPad 3D virtual reality available in 10 languages
    What's not included
    • Guided tour
    Reduced price
    • Youth (16-25)
    • Children (6-15)
    • Infants (0-5): free of charge
    Where

    Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans, Grande Rue, 25610, Arc-et-Senans, France

    Meeting point:

    Show your voucher at the entrance of the Royal Saltworks to collect your ticket and the HistoPad.

    What to remember
    • Get a reduced price in May 2021
    • The HistoPad is available in 10 languages: French, English, German, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish
    • You're allowed to bring your own picnic
    • Dogs on a leash are allowed in the Royal Saltworks enclosure but forbidden inside the buildings
    • Photo credit : © Aurore Galland | © Droits réservés - Saline royale | © Georges Fessy | © Michel PIERRE
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    When
    • From April to June & September-October from 9.00am to 6.00pm
    • July-August from 9.00am to 7.00pm
    • From November to March from 10.00am to 12.00pm and from 2.00pm to 5.00pm
    • Closed on December 25st & January 1st
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    Provider
    Saline Royale d'Arc et Senans
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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