Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains

Rebuilt in stone at the beginning of the 15th century, the great saunerie, which was an issue of the relationship between the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of France and Burgundy, offers a good example of former industrial site located in urban areas. Enclosed by a fortified enclosure (today? today dismantled), it consists of? workshops surface allowing the storage of brine (basins), the treatment of the salt (evaporation, drainage, drying and packaging) and l? (smithy, cooperage, carpentry) equipment as well as offices, housing d?, officers, Director's House, Chapel, Hall of justice and prison. Under the Court, two vaulted rooms (well d?Upstream and sandstone), connected by an underground Gallery, are used to capture and the rise of the saltwater source. From 1832, l? introduction of the process of the survey allows to process saturated in salt water. The saline continued its operation until? in 1962 without notable upgrades. Despite d? destruction during d? a fire in 1825, and during the second world war, the saline has retained its facilities (survey, hydraulic motor, heater d? evaporation) for a good understanding of how d? a traditional saline: making workshop and Gallery are open to the visit since 1968. Other buildings are still a casino, the tourist office, the municipal museum and the headquarters of the association of the museums of Techniques and Cultures comtoises. Tennis and a public garden have been developed on open spaces. The saline continues to provide the saltwater of the Spa.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt
(Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, salins les bains)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 66968
  • item : Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel
  • Location of the building :
    • Franche-Comté
    • Jura
    • Salins-les-Bains
  • Address : place des Salines
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 39500
  • Zip code of the municipality : 39110
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : saline
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 15th century
    • First half 15th century
    • 19th century
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1971/07/22 : classé MH
    • 1971/07/22 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/10/08

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :7 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • elevation
    • well
    • manufacturing workshop
    • workshop
    • shelter
    • walkway
    • passage
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • This building has been assigned the following use : museum

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Picture : b79d7d0ecd7b6ceff6c9eeb30a95099f.jpg
  • Details : Grande salle voûtée du Puits d' amont et ses installations de pompage dont la grande roue à godets, ainsi que le grand passage voûté le reliant au Puits à Gré (cad. AO 81, 82, 84) : classement par arrêté du 22 juillet 1971 - Façades et toitures du bâtiment en surface (cad. AO 84) : inscription par arrêté du 22 juillet 1971
  • Mérimée reference : PA00102032

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Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains. Picture of perrine
Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel, salins les bains
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Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains. Picture of perrine
Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel, salins les bains
Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains. Picture of perrine
Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel, salins les bains
Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains. Picture of perrine
Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel, salins les bains
Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains. Picture of perrine
Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel, salins les bains
Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains. Picture of perrine
Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel, salins les bains
Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains. Picture of perrine
Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel, salins les bains
Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains. Picture of perrine
Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel, salins les bains
Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains. Picture of perrine
Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel, salins les bains
Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains. Picture of perrine
Anciennes salines royales, actuellement musée du sel, salins les bains

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