Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans
The Saline Royale (Royal Saltworks) is a historical building at Arc-et-Senans in the department of Doubs, eastern France. It is next to the Forest of Chaux and about 35 kilometers from Besançon. The architect was Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736–1806), a prominent Parisian architect of the time. The work is an important example of an early Enlightenment project in which the architect based his design on a philosophy that favoured arranging buildings according to a rational geometry and a hierarchical relation between the parts of the project.
The Institut Claude-Nicolas Ledoux has taken on the task of conservator and is managing the site as a monument. UNESCO added the "Salines Royales" to its List of World Heritage Sites in 1982.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Dijon (France) (63 km), Beaune (France) (71 km), Lausanne (Switzerland) (87 km), Neuchâtel (Switzerland) (88 km), Geneva Motor Show (92 km), Abbey of Fontenay (125 km), Berne (Switzerland) (127 km), Thun (Switzerland) (144 km), Basel (Switzerland) (150 km), Liestal Fasnacht 2014 (155 km), Augusta Raurica (157 km), St. Beatus Caves (157 km), Schilthorn / Piz Gloria (165 km), Trummelbach Falls (170 km), Jungfraujoch (177 km), Château du Haut-Königsbourg (179 km), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) (188 km), Lucerne (Switzerland) (191 km), St. Blasien (Germany) (195 km), Guédelon (207 km)