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Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains is a commune in the Jura department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. Salins owes its name to its saline waters which shaped the town's history for centuries, continue to attract visitors today, for the town's bedrock contains salt and gypsum deposits. In 2009 the historic saltworks were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites; the saltworks at Salins-Les-Bains are associated with another World Heritage site, the Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans. Salins is situated in the narrow valley of the Furieuse, between two fortified hills, Fort Belin and Fort Saint-André, while to the north rises Mont Poupet; the territory of Salins, enfeoffed in the 10th century by the Abbey of Saint Maurice-en-Valais to the counts of Mâcon, remained in possession of their descendants till 1175. Maurette de Salins, heiress of this dynasty, brought the lordship to the house of Vienne, her granddaughter sold it in 1225 to Hugh IV of Burgundy, who ceded it in 1237 to John of Chalon in exchange for the county of Chalon.

John's descendants and dukes of Burgundy and kings of the house of Austria all bore the title of sire de Salins. In 1477 Salins was taken by the French and temporarily made the seat of the parliament of Franche-Comté by Louis XI. In 1668 and 1674 it was retaken by the thenceforward remained in their power. In 1825 the town was destroyed by fire. In 1871 it resisted the German troops in the Franco-Prussian War. French composer Charles Galibert was born in Salins-les-Bains; until the early 20th century the slopes surrounding the town were covered in vines, which were however entirely abandoned after the phylloxera crisis decimated the vineyard. Little trace of this former activity remains today. For much of the 20th century the town was famed for its potters, but today only three craftsmen continue to uphold this local tradition; the town has a Romanesque church, St-Anatoile, well restored, an hôtel de ville from the 18th century. A 17th-century Jesuit chapel contains a library, established in 1593, a museum.

Salins-les-Bains is on the Paris to Lausanne road. The closest railway station is in Mouchard, a few kilometres away. Horb am Neckar, since 1991 Communes of the Jura department This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Salins". Encyclopædia Britannica. 24. Cambridge University Press. P. 71. INSEE statistics

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