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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Ornans
Insee code25434
AltitudeFrom 323 to 635 meters
Surface32.64 km²
Population4308 inhabitants
Density131 inhabitants/km²


National labelsMontgesoye at 5.3 km (7 min)
Chief townBesançon (at 26 km, 29 min)Chassagne-Saint-Denis at 6.1 km (10 min)
DepartmentDoubsScey-Maisières at 6.5 km (10 min)
RegionFranche-ComtéSearch another town


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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.


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.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Ornans
Leisure centresMuseum Gustave Courbet
MonumentsBailliage,   Birthplace of Gustave Courbet,   Church Saint-Laurent,   Private Mansion Sanderet de Valonne,   Private Mansion of Grospain,   Private Mansion of Sagey d'Arros
Natural sitesWood of Ully


Powwow every other year.


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
NameType of activityPriceTown
Karting at the Enclos trackSports sensations15 €Septfontaines (16.5 km)
Karting at a complex with a restaurantSports sensations10.40 €Besançon (19.3 km)

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


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Monday 22 December
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Tuesday 23 December
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French cuisine restaurantLa Table de Gustave  
A CLASSIC - Discover the great culinary classics Franche-Comté, comfortably seated in an elegant dining room or on the shaded terrace. A couple, with family or friends, you will always...
Located in Ornans28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAu Bouchon Rivotte  
QUALITY AND TRADITION - Located at the foot of the citadel of Besançon, Vauban fortress, the restaurant has truly Au Bouchon Rivotte storefront. Bistro card, wine bar and tapas grill,...
Located 16.4 km from Ornans25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCafé Leffe Besançon  
THE TASTE OF TRADITION - In the historic heart of Besançon, the Pasteur Place, Café Leffe has it all: two vaulted the most beautiful effect, a setting that is both rustic and contemporary...
Located 17.5 km from Ornans19 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsAuprès des vignes    
2 cozy rooms, very comfortable: quality label 'Fleurs de soleil'. Each has a separate entrance in an authentic farmhouse, overlooking the valley of the Loue. Each has two twin beds...
Located 7.1 km from OrnansFrom 57 € to 64 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsAu fil de Lods    
Along the water du18ème century house near the Loue to lods, ranked among the most beautiful villages of France and towns comtoises character. 4 guest rooms 3 ears with lovely views...
Located 10.4 km from OrnansFrom 65 € to 75 € the double room 
Chalet with 4 bedroomsLes Dolines  
La Chaux
The Sinkholes (3 ears) offer 4 bedrooms (one pmr) spacious and comfortable in a hamlet at 900 m altitude. In this great cottage solid wood each room has its own bathroom. A delicious...
Located 22 km from Ornans61 € the double room 

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Apartment for 6 personsGite au pays de courbet  
Lodging in the heart of the valley of the leases, in a charming village Comtois 200 m of the rents and mountains where you can enjoy mountain biking, canoeing, horseback riding hiking...
Located 4.2 km from OrnansFrom 250 € to 330 € per week 
House for 5 personsGite Auprès du verger  
Self-contained furnished 96 m², in an authentic Grandfather surrounded by greenery. Enjoying a quiet village setting, you can enjoy a very spacious interior. You'll love to have a very...
Located 7.1 km from OrnansFrom 420 € to 480 € per week 
House for 4 personsAu petit Chari   SPECIAL OFFER
Beautiful home winemaker 18th in the heart of the charming Petite Cited Comtoise Character Mouthier-Haute-Pierre (Loue Valley) - You will enter the house by a former Chari Comtois (Court...
Located 12.2 km from OrnansFrom 390 € to 490 € per week 

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100 places over 3 haCamping Les Radeliers    
At the river 'La Loue' the vineyards Jura, you have a swimming and a wooded park of ancient oaks. Salins-les-Bains and Arc-et-Senans just minutes. Located near the Loue in the historic...
Located 27 km from OrnansFrom 12.30 € to 13.20 € per day 

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La Table de Gustave - Hotel in OrnansLa Table de Gustave     
Situated along La Loue River, La Table de Gustave is located in Ornans town. It is just 550 metres from the Gustave Courbet museum and Pontarlier is 35 km away. All of the rooms at...
Located in OrnansRoom from 57 €
Hôtel-Restaurant de France - Hotel in OrnansHôtel-Restaurant de France    
Set in the centre of Ornans, Hôtel-Restaurant de France is just 300 metres from the Gustave Courbet Museum. It offers an on-site restaurant with a terrace and the possibility to buy...
Located in OrnansRoom from 68 €
Hôtel De La Vallée - Hotel in OrnansHôtel De La Vallée    
Located in Ornans, Hôtel De La Vallée is just 200 metres from La Loue River, where guests can fish using hired equipment from the hotel. The Gustave Courbet Museum is just 700 metres...
Located in Ornans

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Kyriad Montbeliard Sochaux
Enjoy the comfort of a 2-star hotel with restaurant with all the necessary amenities for work and leisure. The staff at Kyriad Montbeliard- Sochaux welcome...
Hôtel Le Sauvage
Hôtel Le Sauvage, formerly the Clarisses Monestary, is located in the historic district of Besançon, 500 metres from the...
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