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Dole, an art and history city

The places to go :

  • The historical town center with its ancient houses (including « canal des tanneurs », the tanners' canal)
  • the « collégiale Notre-Dame »,  a 16th century gothic church
  • a marina with boat to rent on the « Rhone to Rhin » canal
  • the childhood house of the scientist Louis Pasteur
  • the « mont Roland », a pilgrimage site on a hill, with a beautifull view on Dole, the Jura mounts on one side and Burgundy on the other side

Maison du Patrimoine in Saint-Aubin (Rural Heritage House)

Permanent exhibition of machines showing the development of farm mechanization

Fine arts museum (free admission)

With 15th and 16th century paintings, local sculptures from the middle-age to the 18th century. Modern art.

Archeological museum at the basement.

Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans (Royal Saltworks )

Designed by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux during the 18th century, the Royal Saltworks site is a rare and an exceptional example of industrial architecture history. In 1982, the Arc-et-Senans Royal Saltworks was included on the UNESCO world heritage list.  

The besançon citadel

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vauban's 17th century masterpiece, the Besançon Citadel, is considered to be one of the finest in France.

  • museum of french resistance and deportation
  • Musée comtois (exploration of Franche-Comté and its traditions)
  • Natural history museum with thousand of living animals : zoo, small farm, aquarium, insectarium, noctarium
  • half a day at least is necessary to visit the site.

Lac de Chour, nautical base

A 32 ha site (~80ac)  at only 15 minutes from the campsite.

  • water ski
  • fishing
  • pedal boat / sailing boat
  • bathing areas monitored
  • walk

Maya aventure

  • adventure trail for kids and adults
  • climbing
  • via ferrata
  • speleology

Vineyards from Jura

With Arbois as the capital of « vins du Jura ». A small charming town.

The Chaux forest

30Km long and 22000 Ha (55000ac). Oaks, beeches, hornbeam. Mushrooms.

The ponds of the Bresse

about 100 ponds established for fish farming. A specific biotope with reeds, water iris, carp, pike, black stork

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