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  • 1 Descent to Gex Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N5 F - 01170 Gex

    Once you have gone over the Faucille Pass, you cross the wood of fir trees; then, after the hotel La Mainaz, the N 5 loops into a large hairpin bend above the pastures and hotels of Le Pailly. You will be rewarded with splendid panoramic views over L..

  • 2 Mont-Rond Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N5 F - 01410 Mijoux

    One of the Jura's most famous views. Visitors generally come here via the Col du Faucille pass: from the N 5, take the access route to the Mont-Rond cable car. There is a radio and television relay station installed near the upper station. The view f..

  • 3 Parc des Oiseaux Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    rte départementale 1083 F - 01330 Villars-les-Dombes

    Located on one of Europe's migration routes, the bird park presents 400 species from five continents. The establishment is a sanctuary for endangered species and takes part in numerous study, conservation and reintroduction programmes. The aviary, Vo..

  • 4 The Bresse Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    The Bresse, which lies to the south of Burgundy, is a captivating land renowned for its traditions and gastronomy. This is bocage country, with many waterways running across the area. The landscape is easily recognisable by its meadows populated by w..

  • 5 Cluse de Joux Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Le Frambourg F - 25300 La Cluse-et-Mijoux

    This is one of the finest examples of the Jura's cluses. The transversal valley in the Montagne du Larmont is just wide enough to accommodate the road and the railroad to Neuchâtel and Berne, which was of great importance. Two forts stand atop the sl..

  • 6 Source du Lison Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 25330 Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne

    The Source du Lison springs up from a cave at the foot of the cliff. The sight is particularly spectacular after a period of rainfall. Even at this early stage, at low water, the Lison flows at a rate of 600l per second, making it the most powerful V..

  • 7 Creux Billard Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 25330 Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne

    At more than 50m deep, this corrie is certainly impressive in terms of size, but it is made even more so by the peculiar light that prevails here. In a way it represents a glimpse of the underground course of the River Lison, whose official source co..

  • 8 Grotte Sarrazine Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 25330 Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne

    The 90m-high grotto gapes open in a sheer, wooded cliff, forming an enormous natural porch. You can get the best idea of the size of the cave when it is dry and you can venture inside. When it rains the resurgence that pours out of the cavity, which ..

  • 9 Corniche de Goumois Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 25470 Goumois

    The Corniche is a wonderfully picturesque road that clings to the hillside on the left slope of the Vallée du Doubs. Over the course of a 3km circuit, you can peer into the depths of the gorges from some hundred metres up, with the best viewpoints ma..

  • 10 Cirque de Consolation Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 25500 Morteau

    If the term "end of the earth" has a meaning, this blind valley might just sum it it. The vertiginous beauty of the site can be contemplated in all its glory from the famous Roche du Prêtre belvedere, which overlooks the Cirque de Consolati..

  • 11 Cascade du Grand Saut Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 39000 Le Frasnois

    The Grand Saut is one of a series of famous waterfalls known collectively as the Cascades du Hérisson. The best view of the waterfall is to be had from the bottom, with the water crashing down from a height of 60m. Crossing behind the water is a huge..

  • 12 Lac de Chalain Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 39130 Marigny

    This superb 232ha natural lake of glacial origin is fed by the Lac de Narlay and flows into the River Ain via the Bief d'OEuf. It is without doubt the most beautiful and impressive of all the Jura's lakes. It has also been the focus of national archa..

  • 13 Pic de l'Aigle Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 39150 La Chaux-du-Dombief

    From the top of the Pic de l'Aigle (993m), often called the Eagle's Beak, you can take in a transversal view of the whole of the Jura. The viewpoint overlooks the Cluse d'Ilay (which the N 78 follows) across the heights of La Chaux-du-Dombief. On the..

  • 14 Ballon de Servance Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 70440 Servance

    The Ballon de Servance, located a few miles west of the Ballon d'Alsace, is 1 216m high. The River Ognon has its turbulent beginnings here. The easiest way to differentiate between the two Ballons is by looking at the peaks: a Virgin Mary stands atop..

  • 15 Faucille Pass Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N5 F - 01410 Mijoux

    Located at 1 320 m above sea level, the Faucille pass constitutes one of the main passages of the Jura mountain range. It connects on one side, the Rhone Depression and Lake Leman and on the West, the Valserine. Along the road which leads to the pass..

  • 16 Brou Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    63 bd de Brou F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    The church was finished in 1532 in a late Gothic style that is generally exuberant. In the elegant nave, the stone rood screen is decorated with foliage and Cordeliers. The tombs of Marguerite de Bourbon, Philibert le Beau and Marguerite d'Autriche, ..

  • 17 Fenestrez Observatory Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    D120 F - 01350 Culoz

    Following the example of Grand Colombier, the Fenestrez Observatory offers beautiful panoramas from 900 m high. Those visitors who venture out to this spot may admire the Lakes of Bourget and Annecy and slightly further away, the Alps.

  • 18 Treasure of Vix Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Rue du Bourg F - 21400 Châtillon-sur-Seine

    This archaeological treasure, the pride of the Musée du Châtillonis, includes items found in the grave of a Gaulish princess dating from the first Iron Age (c 6C BC) at the foot of Mount Lassois. Near the remains of a young woman who died at around 3..

  • 19 Museum of Fine Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne - cour de Bar F - 21000 Dijon

    The collections and the palace itself (a museum since 1799) necessitate a visit. Among treasures from the Middle Ages to today are the Master of Flémalle's The Nativity, fine tombs of Philippe the Bold and John the Fearless, and two great altarpieces..

  • 20 Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place de la Libération F - 21000 Dijon

    The place de la Libération, in front of the palace, is the former royal square designed by Mansart in the 17C. The remains of Charles the Bold's Ducal Palace have been integrated into a group of classical style buildings. The palace is now the Town H..

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