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  • 1 Parc des Oiseaux Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    D 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..

  • 2 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..

  • 3 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..

  • 4 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..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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 ..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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 of the Grand Saut, with the water crashing down from a height of 60m. Crossing behind t..

  • 9 Ballon de Servance Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 70440 Servance

    The Ballon de Servance, a few miles west of the Ballon d'Alsace, is 1 216m high. The easiest way to differentiate between the two Ballons is by looking at the peaks: a Virgin Mary stands atop the Ballon d'Alsace, while the Ballon de Servance is crown..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 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.

  • 12 Treasure of Vix Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Rue du Bourg F - 21400 Châtillon-sur-Seine

    This archaeological treasure kept in the Musée du Pays Châtillonais includes items found in a royal tomb dating from the first Iron Age (c 500 BC) at the foot of Mount Lassois. Near the remains of a young Celtic woman who died at around 40 years of a..

  • 13 Museum of Fine Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

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

    So as to optimise the presentation of its collections, the Dijon Musée des Beaux-Arts is undergoing extensive renovations until 2019. Its exhibition spaces now cover 5 200m2 and its aim is to bring out historical links between the places and works ov..

  • 14 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..

  • 15 Ducal Palace Quarter Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Rameau F - 21000 Dijon

    This old quarter, where the remains of the old Ducal Palace can still be found embedded in classical buildings, has streets, many reserved for pedestrians, lined with noble stone residences and 15 and 16C timber-framed houses, and has kept much of it..

  • 16 Châteauneuf-en-Auxois Recommended Recommended

    Towns and villages

    F - 21320 Châteauneuf

    This old fortified village occupies a picturesque position on high ground. Its fortress overlooks the surrounding plain. Its narrow streets are lined with ancient houses, most of them built between the 14C and the 17C by rich Burgundian merchants. Th..

  • 17 Besançon Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 place de la Révolution F - 25000 Besançon

    Housed in the former corn exchange, this museum was extended in the late 1960s by Louis Miquel, a pupil of Le Corbusier. It houses a fine collection of Egyptian and Gallo-Roman antiquities, and statues and artefacts from the Middle Ages and Renaissan..

  • 18 The Peugeot Adventure Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Carrefour de l’Europe F - 25600 Sochaux

    Your tour of the Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot starts with laminated steel tools, then come the mills and fashion items and, finally, cars. First up are the oldest, decorated with advertising posters and cartouches indicating the power and increasing a..

  • 19 The Citadel Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    99 Rue des Fusillés-de-la-Résistance F - 25000 Besançon

    During the Romain period, this included a Pagan temple, which was followed by a church. After the French conquest of 1674, Vauban added the fortress which stands 118 metres above the Doubs and which, after several changes of of hand (barracks, State ..

  • 20 Besançon's Old Town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 25000 Besançon

    Begin your walk at the Pont Battant and admire the lovely façades of the 17C houses on the banks of the Doubs. Savour the market atmosphere on Place de la Révolution and then continue on down Grande-Rue, the main street of the town since Roman times...

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