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Ornans - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs
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Ornans, "Little Venice Grandfather Clock ", chief town of the Doubs Franche- Comté, located on the D67 highway 25 km from Besançon and 35 km from Pontarlier. Built from the 6th century in one of the most beautiful sites in Franche -Comté, on the banks of the Loue.

Birthplace of the painter and sculptor Gustave Courbet.

Geographical information

MunicipalityOrnans
Postcode25290
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Latitude47.1060410 (N 47° 6’ 22”)
Longitude6.1470050 (E 6° 8’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 323m to 635m
Surface area32.64 km²
Population4344 inhabitants
Density133 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBesançon (26 km, 29 min)
Insee code25434
IntercommunalityCC du Pays d'Ornans
DepartmentDoubs
RegionFranche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Montgesoye5.3 km (7 min)
Chassagne-Saint-Denis6.1 km (10 min)
Scey-Maisières6.5 km (10 min)
Saules6.6 km (9 min)
Vuillafans7.9 km (10 min)
Chantrans9 km (12 min)
Cléron9.2 km (12 min)
Malbrans9.7 km (14 min)
Tarcenay9.8 km (12 min)
Châteauvieux-les-Fossés10 km (14 min)
Foucherans10.1 km (12 min)
Guyans-Durnes10.4 km (14 min)
Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré10.6 km (14 min)
Silley-Amancey10.6 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

The mirror of the Loue, reflecting in clear water the steeple of the church and neighboring houses.

The castle rock, once a fortress of the Counts of Burgundy, with its hamlet, its former chapel of St. George and a gazebo just renamed, where the view is magnificent and Ornans Loue valley.

The pleasant green valley of Mambouc with its stream.

Rock Mount, whose imposing regular mass dominates the city ; the so-called " Courbet " promenade, gazebos Castle, Pine, Virgo.

The museum dedicated to Gustave Courbet Ornans.

Rock boot, strangely shaped, and the nearby forest.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Powwow every other year.

Photos

Houses for Rent edge (© JE)
Houses for Rent edge (© JE)
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Old City Chevroton Chavassieux - 1604 (© JE)
Old City Chevroton Chavassieux - 1604 (© JE)
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Website of the old castle (© JE)
Website of the old castle (© JE)
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Fountain neighborhood Nahin (© JE)
Fountain neighborhood Nahin (© JE)
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Pow Wow (© JE)
Pow Wow (© JE)
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Website old castle
Website old castle
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Pow-wow (© JE)
Pow-wow (© JE)
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Pow Wow (© JE)
Pow Wow (© JE)
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Pow Wow (© JE)
Pow Wow (© JE)
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Pow Wow (© JE)
Pow Wow (© JE)
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Old City Granvelle (© JE)
Old City Granvelle (© JE)
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Staircase with double revolution - Old City Granvelle (© JE)
Staircase with double revolution - Old City Granvelle (© JE)
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Former Grospain hotel - 15th Century (© JE)
Former Grospain hotel - 15th Century (© JE)
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Arcades Hotel City (© JE)
Arcades Hotel City (© JE)
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Fountain City Hall (© JE)
Fountain City Hall (© JE)
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Sculptures in front of the library (© JE)
Sculptures in front of the library (© JE)
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St. Lawrence Church (© JE)
St. Lawrence Church (© JE)
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Church of St. Lawrence (© JE)
Church of St. Lawrence (© JE)
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Pierre-seekers (© JE)
Pierre-seekers (© JE)
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Explanation of asylum stone (© JE)
Explanation of asylum stone (© JE)
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Musée Courbet (© JE)
Musée Courbet (© JE)
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Area on water (© JE)
Area on water (© JE)
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Bridge and neighborhood Nahin (© JE)
Bridge and neighborhood Nahin (© JE)
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Fountain neighborhood Nahin (© JE)
Fountain neighborhood Nahin (© JE)
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Erratic St. Roch (© JE)
Erratic St. Roch (© JE)
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Erratic St. Roch (© JE)
Erratic St. Roch (© JE)
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Bloc erratic St. Roch (© JE)
Bloc erratic St. Roch (© JE)
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Erratic St. Roch (© JE)
Erratic St. Roch (© JE)
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Information boulders (© JE)
Information boulders (© JE)
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Loue valley, view of the tray of the Virgin (© JE)
Loue valley, view of the tray of the Virgin (© JE)
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Statue Fisherman Chavots (© Jean Espirat)
Statue Fisherman Chavots (© Jean Espirat)
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Website of the old castle, seen from the city (© Jean Espirat)
Website of the old castle, seen from the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Regional Flora (© Jean Espirat)
Regional Flora (© Jean Espirat)
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regional flora (© Jean Espirat)
regional flora (© Jean Espirat)
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Weather

Friday 31 july
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
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Saturday 1 august
Min. 13°C - Max. 19°C
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Sunday 2 august
Min. 14°C - Max. 25°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The many deep valleys and high, with streams, tributaries of the Loue.

The Peusse and two picturesque waterfalls and original.

Chauveroche (rocks and caves with difficult access). The Big Rocks and Valves (pleasant forest road and beautiful natural view).

The jump Knight, with a possible extension of the cascade Deffois (75 m).

The rocks Barmaud Route Chassagne, nice view.

The trails (old railway Ornans - Hôpital-du-Grosbois). Boulders of Saint-Roch glacial (70 000 years)

The Courbet Road: From the Source of the Loue in Cléron: road with 7 stages, where an exhibition of reproductions of works that Courbet painted on these sites (plan Ornans available at the Tourist Office).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fly fishing course
Nature and the great outdoors130 € Champagne-sur-Loue (26 km)
Fly fishing in the Jura rivers
Nature and the great outdoors110 € Champagnole (46 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Greenway
HikeEasy6h00Devecey (26 km)
Reposoir Chapel
HikeEasy1h00Clerval (41 km)
Dan Cross
HikeEasy1h45Poligny (45 km)

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