Built from 1774 to 1779 by the architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux, the former royal saltworks of Arc-et-Senans constitutes a remarkable example of the French industrial heritage. Of Neoclassical style, this group of 11 buildings is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can look around the Guards' building, Director's building, blacksmith's workshop and cooperage. There is also a salt museum and the Claude Nicolas Ledoux museum.
The royal saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
Masterpiece of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736-1806), a visionary architect of the Enlightenment, the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1982, is a remarkable testimony to industrial architecture.
You will also discover there every year from June to October, the garden festival.