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  • 1 Rue du Commerce Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. du Commerce F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    An attractive grouping which does not create the slightest monotony since the sizes, the curvature and the decoration of the arches are variable. At no. 24 is the birthplace of Rouget de Lisle.

  • 2 Théâtre Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4 r. Jean-Jaurès F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    The Garnier Opera at Lons-le-Saunier? No, but almost. The previous theatre burned down in 1901, the architects from the Bresse region Tony and Georges Ferret took a large part of their inspiration from the Garnier Opera, using it with originality. Th..

  • 3 Salt-Well

    Nature and gardens

    Rue du Puits-Salé F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    This salty spring is the starting point for the economic development of the town.

  • 4 Place de la Liberté

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Liberté F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    A statue of Etex depicts General Lecourbe. At the end, the rococo facade of the theatre there is a clock that plays two bars of the Marseillaise before sounding the hours. The emblem of the city is the Tower of the Clock which used to defend the entr..

  • 5 Town Hall Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    Two twin buildings.. or nearly. The town hall and the Hôtel Dieu, both built in the 18C and whose nearness to each other accentuates the resemblance.

  • 6 Place de la Comédie

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place de la Comédie F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    The wine growers houses recall that formerly the hills surrounding the town were covered in vines. Notice on the door lintels at nos 20 and 22, the decorations representing pruning knives, winegrowers' tools.

  • 7 Cordeliers church

    Religious buildings

    7 r. du Puits-Salé F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    The relics of St Désiré are preserved in this medieval Church, restored in the 18C. Notice the throne and the Louis XVI panelling in the chancel.

  • 8 Promenade de la Chevalerie

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Promenade de la Chevalerie F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    This extends the place de la Comédie. A statue? It's of a son of the region Rouget de Lisle.

  • 9 Rouget de Lisle Museum

    Museums and art

    24 Rue du Commerce F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    The societies for the rights of authors did not exist in the time of Rouget de Lisle and that is sad for the author of this «tube» more than 200 hundred years ago. Imprisoned in Saint Pélagie for a debt of FFC 500, he only came out thanks to the help..

  • 10 Hôtel-Dieu

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Perraud F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    This 18C Hospital is closed in part by an attractive wrought iron Grille and has preserved a superb pharmacy in which the wood panels show the value of the containers made of pottery, tin and leather.

  • 11 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lons-le-Saunier

    Museums and art

    pl. Philibert-de-Chalon F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    This wing of the town hall is home to Lons-le-Saulnier's unpretentious fine arts museum. The painting section contains around 30 canvases, including The Death of the Stag by Courbet, landscapes by Pointelin and several works by minor Dutch masters. S..

  • 12 Maison de La Vache qui rit

    Museums and art

    25 Rue de Richebourg F - 39000 Lons-le-Saunier

    A museum, children's garden and teaching room now occupy the site of the first factory of this famous cheese company created in 1921. The museum's collection includes over 600 items relating to the famous "laughing cow" (vache qui rit), inc..

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