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
- pedal boat / sailing boat
- bathing areas monitored
- adventure trail for kids and adults
- via ferrata
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