As the name suggests, this charming valley town has long been revered for its salt water, said to be full of life-affirming qualities whether you choose to bathe in it or drink it. In fact, French doctors are so fond of it, it can even be offered on prescription. It’s situated in the heart of the Jura Mountains – one of France’s most beautiful regions, and something of a hidden gem. After you’ve pampered yourself at one of the town’s spas, take a look at the UNESCO-listed salt mines and take in the history of a town built on “white gold”.
The nearest railway station to Salins les Bains is Mouchard. It is a short bus trip from there. Search for tickets and prices using in the booking form above.