Franche-Comté Travel Guide

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    Downtown, Besancon, FR
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Besançon

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Dole

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Belfort

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Ronchamp

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Arbois

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Lac de Chalain

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Ornans

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La Cure

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Les Rousses

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Pontarlier

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Clairvaux-les-Lacs

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Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne

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Luxeuil-les-Bains

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Syam

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Saint-Claude

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Dampierre-sur-Salon

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Morez

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Montreux-Château

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Montbéliard

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Besançon

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  • Walk the walls of the Citadel

    Besançon Things to Do

    A great thing to do in the Citadel is to go up and walk along the two rampart walks on the tops of the walls.According to the Citadel’s website, these walks are almost 600 meters long (that’s about 650 yards, for those who are still heroically resisting a switch to the metric system), 5 to 6 meters wide (16 to 20 feet) and 15 to 20 meters high (49...

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  • De Paris Hotel Besancon

    Besançon Hotels

    We were in a room set around a courtyard (with ample parking - the car entrance being on Rue de la...

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  • Shuttle train

    Besançon Transportation

    Since the TGV station Besançon Franche-Comté is located way out in the countryside, there is a shuttle train (navette) to get us into Besançon.As of 2014, the shuttle train runs nineteen times a day in each direction, with the journey taking an average of thirteen minutes. Usually there is one stop along the way. Second photo: Some long-distance...

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Dole

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  • The river Doubs

    Dole Things to Do

    Doubs (pronounced "dew") is an important part of Dole even today. Holiday makers can moor here with their craft and it gives easy access to this once important town.There's even a section entitled little Venice. It never ceases to amaze me how people can call such areas this when they have absolutely nothing in common except water beside buildings....

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  • Hotel Restaurant La Chaumiere

    Dole Hotels

    346 Avenue du Marechal Juin, Dole, Franche-Comte, 39100, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Sculptures and fountains.

    Dole Things to Do

    One thing I enjoyed from time to time whilst walking the streets was a sculpture here and there. Some were quite unique and, for some reason I know not, I couldn't help but smile at the one in the opening picture.

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Belfort

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Ronchamp

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  • The West and South Side of the Church

    Ronchamp Things to Do

    On the West side of the church there is an outside pulpit. On the south side there is some shrubbery while on the west side is the nave area of the church but it is difficult to make it all correspond to a conventional church. For instance we think there is a Gargoyle (?) at the top of the South side.

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  • Most Original Church of the 20C

    Ronchamp Things to Do

    Standing before the church of Notre-Dame-du-Ronchamp, one has to agree that this building is unlike any church that one has ever see before. The chapel was built between 1953 and 1955. Many fanciful descriptions have been given in books on art and architecture, but we think the best one that have seen is that it looks like an "Ear", representing...

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  • Really good food near Ronchamp!

    Ronchamp Restaurants

    We followed directions I had copied off the web to a Logis de France, the Hôtel Carrer’s restaurant Le Rhien, about four km. northeast of Ronchamp ( 15 min. from GR 59 for hikers) and well signposted. It was well worth the diversion. We ordered the menu du jour. Ed ordered crudité and I the hot brie salad as a starter. They were both excellent and...

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Arbois

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  • Louis Pasteur's House

    Arbois Things to Do

    Louis Pasteur, the famous scientist called this house his "castle of his beloved Cuisance" and spent a great deal of time living there during his most productive years. The house has been restored to the exact way it looked in the late 19th Century when Pasteur was performing experiments there on fermentation of wine. There he had his personal...

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  • Auberge du Moulin de la Mere Michelle...

    Arbois Hotels

    Les Planches, Arbois, Franche-Comte, 39600, France

  • Louis Pasteur's House

    Arbois Things to Do

    Louis Pasteur, the famous scientist called this house his "castle of his beloved Cuisance" and spent a great deal of time living there during his most productive years. The house has been restored to the exact way it looked in the late 19th Century when Pasteur was performing experiments there on fermentation of wine. There he had his personal...

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Ornans

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  • 12 restaurants in this town of 4015...

    Ornans Restaurants

    Le Hameau du FromageZone Artisanale 25330 CLERON, tél. 03 81 62 41 51, télécopie 03 81 62 41 59, Internet : http://www.hameaudufromage.com, 200 couverts, Musée, boutique et restaurant. Salle de séminaire. Ouvert 7j/7 sauf 25 décembre. Fermeture en janvierAuberge du Pont du Diable25270 CROUZET-MIGETTE, tél. 03 81 49 54 28, télécopie 03 81 49 60 98,...

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  • Museeum of Gustave Courbet

    Ornans Things to Do

    Best known as an innovator in Realism (and credited with coining the term), and a landscape and seascape painter, his scenes are not Romantic or idealized as was customary style at the time. Rather, he portrayed dynamic scenery, subject to continuous and progressive change. Courbet believed the Realist artist's mission was the pursuit of truth...

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  • Another "little Venice" : Ornans

    Ornans Favorites

    Built along the river Loue, Ornans is sometimes called "la petite Venise de Franche-Comte".This pretty and quiet little town's most famous child is the painter Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) whose paintings (at least a large number of them) were a tribute to his beloved birth-town. His house can be visited and there is even a Gustave Courbet museum...

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La Cure

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  • Hike to Les Rousses

    La Cure Things to Do

    Since there isn't much in La Cure we had a look at the hiking signs as it was noon and we were getting hungry.We found the "Route Royal" which took us downhill to the the more interesting village of Les Rousses in 40 minutes according to the sign for the 2,7 km.The hiking path follows a farm road which offers great views over the country side and...

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  • By car

    La Cure Transportation

    Since La Cure is rather off the beaten path you had best come by car if you want to explore the region in depth. La Cure is on the country road D 415.

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  • Border crossing

    La Cure Favorites

    There is a proper border at La Cure but we didn't need to show any papers. Soon it will be Schengen anyway and then there will only be customs that might check that you don't bring too much cheese and other goodies from France into Switzerland.You can change Swiss francs at a bad rate in the shop at La Cure but you better use the ATM in Les Rousses...

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Les Rousses

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  • Memorial stone to the victims of WWII

    Les Rousses Things to Do

    The victims of WWII are not only commemorated by a memorial in front of the Saint Peter Church (Eglise Saint-Pierre), but also by another memorial stone further east of the city centre. It is dedicated to the vicitims of the barbarism of the Nazis on the 22nd of August 1944.Directions:The memorial stone to the victims of WWII can be found between...

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  • Les Rousses - city centre

    Les Rousses Favorites

    Les Rousses has got a very compact city centre, so getting around on foot is the best option. The main sight is the 18th century Saint Peter Church (Eglise Saint-Pierre).As Les Rousses is a ski resort, it is home to relatively many restaurants, cafe and shops. Also cash points can be found at quite a few places in teh city centre.Official website...

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  • Boissellerie du Herisson

    Les Rousses Shopping

    Boisselle du Herisson is a relatively large shop, which offers a wide range of products made from wood. Among them are wooden board games, wooden toys, wooden gifts, wooden jewel boxes, wooden souvenirs and much more. Even if you are not planning to buy anything, a visit to this shop can be very interesting.Directions:The Boissellerie du Herisson...

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Clairvaux-les-Lacs

Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne

  • taking your dog on vacation

    Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne Shopping

    L' Orée Du Lison is a friendly and familal boarding kennel ( a very good tip as pets are not allowed in the hotels and guesthouses ).If you plan to visit Nans Sous Sainte Anne with your dog, and don't want to let him sleep in your car, you can leave your dog at night or while away and even see him using your webcam ! Cheese, Honey and....wine...

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  • Pont du Diable (=Devil's bridge)

    Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne Things to Do

    The Pont du Diable is about 6 km south of Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne. It's a small road bridge over a kind of gorge. We just saw trees when we looked down, but there should be also a river. There's a lay-by in front of the bridge in case you just want to look and do not want to drive over it...

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  • Le Gros Chêne (oak tree)

    Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne Things to Do

    The path to the oak tree mainly goes slightly upward and gets boring after a while. The oak tree itself is not really impressing, but if you walk some steps more to the clearing you will have a nice view on the valley with the rocks.

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Saint-Claude

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  • Smoking Pipes and Diamonds, all mixed...

    Saint-Claude Things to Do

    The Confrérie des Maîtres Pipiers de Saint–Claude and the Association des Diamantaires et Lapidaires in the Haut-Jura decided to create a space to show their mastery on carving wood and stone, respectively. Inside the museum a large series of pipes and natural and synthetic stones are found. There's of course place for tools to work both, as well...

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  • Hotel Saint-Hubert

    Saint-Claude Hotels

    3 Place Saint-Hubert, Saint-Claude, 39200, FR

  • Another Wonder Like No Other

    Saint-Claude Things to Do

    After receiving the range of Cathedral in 1752, the church of Saint Pierre took over from the old abbey of Saint Oyend, founded during the 5th Century. The origins of the present cathedral were settled down in the 14th Century although it wasn't completed until the finishing its occidental façada, the late 18th Century. The year 1998 an interior...

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Top Franche-Comté Hotels

Besançon Hotels
120 Reviews - 388 Photos
Dole Hotels
15 Reviews - 49 Photos
Belfort Hotels
12 Reviews - 47 Photos
Villers-le-Lac Hotels
1 Hotel
Villersexel Hotels
2 Hotels
Vesoul Hotels
3 Hotels
Vernantois Hotels
1 Hotel
Sochaux Hotels
3 Hotels
Saint-Claude Hotels
2 Reviews - 4 Photos
Port-Lesney Hotels
1 Hotel
Pontarlier Hotels
3 Hotels
Poligny Hotels
2 Hotels
Offemont Hotels
1 Hotel
Danjoutin Hotels
1 Hotel
Dampierre-sur-Salon Hotels
1 Hotel

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