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  • 1 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..

  • 2 Beaune Mountain Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    D970 F - 21200 Beaune

    From the orientation map near to the monument to the dead, wide view of the town with its brown tiled roofs, the vineyard and the Mâconnais mountains to the south.

  • 3 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..

  • 4 Mont de Sène Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 21340 Nolay

    The belvedère of Mont de Sène, also known as the mountain of the Three-Crosses (on account of the triple calvary crowning the summit) offers a very fine panorama. From the summit the view encompasses: the famous hillside vineyards to the North, beyon..

  • 5 Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 pl. de la Révolution F - 25000 Besançon

    Housed in the former corn exchange (1835), this museum was extended in 1971 by Louis Miquel, a pupil of Le Corbusier. It houses a fine collection of Egyptian and Gallo-Roman antiquities, and statues and items from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The..

  • 6 Grand Taureau Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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.

  • 7 Source de la Loue Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    D376 F - 25520 Ouhans

    The Source de la Loue is one of the Jura's most beautiful natural sites. It is spectacular to see water spring from a vast grotto located at the foot of a 100 m-high cliff. Various experiments have shown that river Doubs water comes into contact with..

  • 8 The Peugeot Adventure Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Carrefour de l'Europe F - 25600 Sochaux

    A fun visit which, from the Double Phaëton 81B of 1906 to the latest prototypes, by way of coffee mills and bicycles, takes you on a drive through the more than centuries-old history of the Peugeot company, which can trace its beginnings to the steel..

  • 9 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 ..

  • 10 La Saline Royale Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Grande-Rue F - 25610 Arc-et-Senans

    The royal saltworks are made up of a group of buildings set in a semicircle. A huge peristyle forms the entrance to the Manager's house, whose columned façade alternates square and round drums. Since the building's restoration, an exhibition on socia..

  • 11 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...

  • 12 Dôle old town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Nationale-Charles-de-Gaulle F - 39100 Dole

    With its narrow, winding streets, old houses from the 15 to the 18C, huddling tightly together, doorways with coats of arms, little round, square or hexagonal towers, arcaded interior courtyards, flights of steps, wells, niches and wrought iron banis..

  • 13 Forêt de la Joux Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 39300 Champagnole

    This conifer forest is the largest of its kind in France, covering an area of 2 652ha. It is separated from the Forêt de la Fresse by the Angillon river to the south, and adjoins the Forêt de Levier to the north. Although mainly planted with conifers..

  • 14 Cathédrale St-Cyr-et-Ste-Julitte Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    r. du Cloître-St-Cyr F - 58000 Nevers

    Scattered with buttresses, pillars, flying buttresses and pinnacles, the building has some lovely portals and a 52-metre-high square tower. Inside, there is a wide nave and a 16C clock. The 12C fresco is on the Romanesque apse with a caul-de four vau..

  • 15 Notre-Dame Priory Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    F - 58400 La Charité-sur-Loire

    Notre-Dame Church is one of the most important Romanesque edifices in Burgundy. Known as "Cluny's eldest daughter", it is noteworthy for its dimensions (122m long, 37m wide and 27m high), its five naves and its capacity of 5 000 people. Fro..

  • 16 Notre-Dame-du-Haut Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    13 r. de la Chapelle F - 70250 Ronchamp

    Rebuilt for the third time in 1955, this concrete chapel owes its pure, simple lines to Le Corbusier. The architect broke with his usual inflexible designs to create a more sculptural feel. Inside, one is immediately struck by the ethereal quality of..

  • 17 St.Lazare Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    r. Notre-Dame F - 71400 Autun

    It would have taken a long time to achieve the extensive detail of the tympanum of the central portal, which is the major work of the Cathedral, sculpted between 1130 and 1135 by Gislebertus. The theme is of the Last Judgement depicted around a centr..

  • 18 Nicéphore-Niepce Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    28 quai des Messageries F - 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône

    Located in the former Royal Messengers' lodgings, this museum has a fine collection of photographs and related items, including some of the earliest cameras belonging to Nicéphore Niepce and his associate Daguerre, some of the first colour photograph..

  • 19 Cluny Abbey Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. du 11-Août-1944 F - 71250 Cluny

    Primarily built between 1088 and 1130, the church of St Peter and St Paul was sacked during the Revolution, demolished and sold off stone by stone. What had been the largest church in Christendom is now but a few meagre fragments. What remains, notab..

  • 20 Basilica Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    25 av. Jean-Paul-II F - 71600 Paray-le-Monial

    The basilica was built in one go between 1092 and 1109, under the direction of St Hugh, the Abbot of Cluny. Only the structure remains of this building. Impressive decoration and space were abandoned in favour of an abstract sense of beauty conducive..

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