Things to see and do - Pontarlier
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Pontarlier Travel guide
Pontarlier : Michelin's recommendations
Situated near the Swiss border, at the foot of the Jura mountains, Pontarlier prospered as a result of absinthe, which inspired a number of poets and writers in the 19C and led many of them to their death. Absinthe was banned in 1915, resulting in a setback for the people of Pontarlier. As a result, its distilleries were converted into factories for making aniseed-flavoured drinks. Nowadays, Pontarlier is a popular base for hikers in summer and skiers in winter.
Tourist attractions Pontarlier : Things to see and do
N57 F - 25300 Pontarlier
The Great Bull is the summit, 1,323 metres high, of Mount Larmont. The view stretches across the Pontarlier and the plateaux of the Jura.
r. de la République F - 25300 Pontarlier
The only remains of the Convent of the Annonciades (1612), the chapel has been turned into an exhibition hall. It retains its magnificent 18C portal.
r. Tissot F - 25300 Pontarlier
This church rebuilt in the 17C was, strangely, a victim of the 1736 fire. This explains the postiche façade in with the new square. The belltower-porch is similar to those of the mountain churches that had to be protected against the snow. Inside, tw..
29 rue Denis Papin F - 25300 PONTARLIER
Prix Prices from : 35 €
A few minutes from the center of Pontarlier, the historical capital of absinthe, the ibis budget Pontarlier offers stays at great prices! Our bedrooms are designed for 1, 2 or 3 people and are equipped with a shower, toilets and satellite TV. Free WI..
3, Place Saint-Pierre F - 25300 Pontarlier
Prix Prices from : 77 €
Located in Pontarlier city centre, this hotel offers elegant suites with a view on the Porte Saint Pierre, a traditional restaurant and free Wi-Fi. The Train Station is 1 km away and free public parking is possible on site. With a chalet-style, room..
68 rue de Salins F - 25300 PONTARLIER
Located close to the city center, the Ibis Pontarlier hotel is the ideal base for discovering the St Point lake, the Métabief ski resort and neighboring Switzerland, not to mention the delicious local cuisine (Comté cheese, Morteau smoked sausage) an..
1 av. de l'Armée-de-l'Est F - 25300 Pontarlier
The chef is something of an alchemist, preparing savvy and inventive dishes by "transmuting" local ingredients, spices and exotic flavours. The trendy decor is in keeping with the cuisine.