THE MAIN SITES

ARC-ET-SENANS ROYAL SALTWORKS


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The Arc-et-Senans Royal Saltworks were included on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1982. Its magnificent buildings were designed by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736-1806), visionary architect of the Enlightenment period. Since 1973 the site has been a cultural meeting point with the aim of simultaneously being a museum / heritage site, a venue for cultural events and a place for reflecting on the major challenges of our modern world. Artists and researchers can come to stay all year round and the three-star hotel is also open for other visitors. They can use the library and, from June to October, enjoy the garden festival.

EPCC Saline royale
Grande rue, 25610 Arc-et-Senans
Tel.: +33(0)3 81 54 45 00
Fax : +33(0)3 81 54 45 01
Mail : contact[ AT ]salineroyale.com
www.salineroyale.com

THE YVERDON-LES-BAINS REGION


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Ever since the 18th century people have come from all over Europe to benefit from hydrotherapy in Yverdon-les-Bains. Its role in the history of salt transportation helped create the wealth of a region that has many tourist sites, including the salt transportation tracks of Vuiteboeuf, the heritage of music boxes in Sainte-Croix/Les Rasses, the caves of Vallorbe, the Cluniac priory of Romainmôtier, the Castle of Grandson, the Roman mosaics of Orbe, and the beaches of Yvonand.

Office du Tourisme et du Thermalisme
Av. de la Gare 2, CH-1401 Yverdon-les-Bains
Tel.: +41 (0)24 423 61 01
Fax : +41 (0)24 426 11 22
Mail : info[ AT ]yverdon-les-bains.ch
www.yverdonlesbainsregion.ch

THE GREAT SALTWORKS OF SALINS-LES-BAINS


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The Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains are a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Jura department. From as far back as the 8th century, Salins-les-Bains has benefited from an exceptional gift of nature: salt. The town thus owes its wealth to the winning and evaporation of brine. The Grande Saline in Salins-les-Bains was classified UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009, following the classification of the Arc-et-Senans Royal Saltworks, that provided brine through a 'brine-duct', and the Grande Saline shows the development and the modernisation of an industrial heritage without compare that lasted until 1962.The location is a key symbol of salt production in the Franche-Comté region.

Grande Saline de Salins-les-Bains
Place des Salines, 39110 Salins-les-Bains
Tel.: +33(0)3 84 73 10 92
Fax : +33(0)3 84 37 92 85
Mail : accueil[ AT ]salinesdesalins.com
www.salinesdesalins.com

THE BEX SALTMINES


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The Bex saltmines allow visitors to discover almost 400 years of history, revealed in the heart of the salt-containing mountain from which this white gold is extracted from the Alps. The objective of the Bex Saltmines is to highlight and enhance their historical and cultural heritage and to preserve these resources for future generations. They are a true custodian of those last Swiss mines still in operation today.

Mines de Sel de Bex
Route des Mines de Sel 55, CP 277, CH-1880 Bex
Tel.: +41 (0)24 463 03 30
Fax : +41 (0)24 463 03 32
Mail : info[ AT ]mines.ch
www.seldesalpes.ch/fr/mines-de-sel

THE OLD TOWN OF BERN


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Ever since its foundation in 1191, the Old Town of Bern sits proudly on a peninsula in the river Aare. Visitors of this splendid sample of Western monumental medieval architecture are enthralled by its soothing charm and gentle nature. Some of its major points of interest are the fountains decorated with Renaissance sculptures, the Gothic cathedral and its arcades that stretch out over several kilometres.

Office de tourisme de Berne
Bahnhofplatz 10a, CH-3011 Bern
Tel.: +41 (0)31 328 12 12
Mail : info[ AT ]bern.com
www.bern.com

THE CITADEL OF BESANÇON


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Besançon is known for its wealth of architectural, historical, cultural and natural heritage and the city has many museums, monuments, stylish private residences and other places of interest. Together with eleven other Vauban fortifications, Besançon was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008 and the work of this genius of military architecture continues to be of great significance for the capital of the Franche-Comté region. The Citadel looks down on Besançon from 100 metres higher up and its protected walkways offer spectacular views. Its museums and animal park constitute a historical and living heritage of great wealth and variation.

Citadelle de Besançon
99 rue des fusillés;s de la rés;sistance, 25000 Besançon
Tel.: +33(0)3 81 87 83 33
Mail : contact[ AT ]citadelle.besancon.fr
www.citadelle.com

THE SWISS SALT WORKS


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The Swiss Salt works are historical salt industry corporations with a mission to provide and supply salt in the long-term for Switzerland on a national scale. The sites in Riburg, Schweizerhalle, and Bex, the "SALINES SUISSES S.A" currently employ 200 staff and produce approximately 600,000 metric tonnes of salt per year. Nearly half of the production is used for 'gritting' roads and highways in the winter. The rest of the production fills the requirements and needs of the Swiss population, the Swiss industry, and Swiss trade.

Salines Suisses SA
Schweizerhalle, Rheinstrasse 52, CH-4133 Pratteln 1
Tel.: +41 (0)61 825 51 51
Fax : +41 (0)61 825 51 10
Mail : info[ AT ]saline.ch
www.salz.ch

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