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Terre de Sels, Franche-Comté's saltworks in the 20th century

Affiche de l'exposition Terre de Sels
The exhibition highlights Franche-Comté's salt works from the early 20th century until their closure in the late 1960s.
It highlights the richness of this industry, which played an important role in the regional economy and in the daily lives of the people of Franche-Comté. In the 20th century, Franche-Comté had 9 salt works spread over almost the entire region, producing some 60,000 tonnes of salt a year!
Montmorot, Poligny, Châtillon-le-Duc-Geneuille, Montaigu-Perrigny, Montferrand-Pouilley-les-Vignes, Miserey, Gouhenans, Grozon and Salins. Hundreds of workers have made a living in these saltworks...
For several months, the Saline team scoured the archives and went out into the field to meet enthusiasts, researchers, elected representatives and, above all, the heirs of the former men and women who worked in the saltworks in the Doubs, Jura and Haute-Saône regions. Numerous previously unpublished archive documents, photos, illustrations, archive videos and recordings have come down to us to bring to life the history of the Comtois salt-making heritage.
The testimonies of the workers and the objects presented in the exhibition highlight this ancestral know-how.
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Museum details

3 Place des Salines
+33 3 84 73 10 92
Opening hours

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