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Ornans

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs

Ornans - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs
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Ornans, "Little Venice Comtoise ", capital of the canton Doubs in Franche -Comté, located on the main road D67 25 km from Besançon and 35 km from Pontarlier. Built from the sixth century in one of the most beautiful sites in Franche-Comte, on the banks of the Loue, it is also the birthplace of the painter and sculptor Gustave Courbet.

Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré is crossed by the Bremen and the Plaisir -Fontaine stream that rises in the Plaisir- Fontaine cave, classified site since 1912. Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré is a peaceful village with several farms, gourmet hotel - restaurant, cottages and a fish farm.

The valley of Bremen is a circus greenery frequented by tourists who can admire the rock of Tourbillon and the bell tower of the Priory (twelfth century), Historical Monument.

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 area35.72 km²
Population4460 inhabitants
Density125 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)
Silley-Amancey10.6 km (12 min)
Durnes11 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

The mirror of the Loue, which reflects in its clear waters the steeple of the church and nearby houses.

The rock of the castle, once the stronghold of Burgundy Counts, with its hamlet, the old chapel Saint Georges and justly renowned gazebo, where the view is magnificent on Ornans and the Loue Valley.

The nice and green valley with its Mambouc stream.

The rock of the Mount, including the imposing mass dominates the regular city; said walk "Courbet" lookouts of the Castle, Pine, of the Virgin.

The museum dedicated to Gustave Courbet to Ornans.

La Bottine rock, strangely shaped, and the nearby forest.

Walking and mountain biking can discover remarkable sites: some were immortalized by the painter Gustave Courbet.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Powwow every other year.

The village feast of Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré is held on the 1st Sunday of June for the St Marcellin.

Photos

Houses the Loue (© JE)
Houses the Loue (© JE)
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Previous hotel Chevroton Chavassieux - 1604 (© JE)
Previous hotel Chevroton Chavassieux - 1604 (© JE)
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Site of the old castle (© JE)
Site of the old castle (© JE)
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Former convent of the Minimes (© Jean Espirat)
Former convent of the Minimes (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain Nahin district (© JE)
Fountain Nahin district (© JE)
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Former Grospain hotel - XVth century (© JE)
Former Grospain hotel - XVth century (© JE)
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Bridge and district Nahin (© JE)
Bridge and district Nahin (© JE)
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Pow Wow (© JE)
Pow Wow (© JE)
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Site of the old castle
Site of the 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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Powwow (© JE)
Powwow (© JE)
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powwow (© JE)
powwow (© JE)
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Old Hotel Granvelle (© JE)
Old Hotel Granvelle (© JE)
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double revolution staircase - Old Hotel Granvelle (© JE)
double revolution staircase - Old Hotel Granvelle (© JE)
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Arcades of City Hall (© JE)
Arcades of City Hall (© JE)
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Fountain City hotel (© JE)
Fountain City hotel (© JE)
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Sculptures front of the library (© JE)
Sculptures front of the library (© JE)
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Saint Lawrence Church (© JE)
Saint Lawrence Church (© JE)
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Saint Lawrence Church (© JE)
Saint Lawrence Church (© JE)
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Pierre asylum (© JE)
Pierre asylum (© JE)
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Explanation of Stone asylum (© JE)
Explanation of Stone asylum (© JE)
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Courbet Museum (© JE)
Courbet Museum (© JE)
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District on water (© JE)
District on water (© JE)
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Fountain Nahin district (© JE)
Fountain Nahin district (© JE)
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erratic block of St. Roch (© JE)
erratic block of St. Roch (© JE)
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erratic block Saint-Roch (© JE)
erratic block Saint-Roch (© JE)
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erratic block of St. Roch (© JE)
erratic block of St. Roch (© JE)
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erratic block of St. Roch (© JE)
erratic block of St. Roch (© JE)
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Information on boulders (© JE)
Information on boulders (© JE)
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Loue Valley, seen from the plateau Virgo (© JE)
Loue Valley, seen from the plateau Virgo (© JE)
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Statue of fisherman Chavots (© Jean Espirat)
Statue of fisherman Chavots (© Jean Espirat)
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Site of the old castle, seen from the city (© Jean Espirat)
Site 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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Portal of the old chapel of the convent of the Minimes (© Jean Espirat)
Portal of the old chapel of the convent of the Minimes (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapel of the Hermitage of Our Lady of oak (© Jean Espirat)
Chapel of the Hermitage of Our Lady of oak (© Jean Espirat)
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Choir of the Chapel of Our Lady of oak (© Jean Espirat)
Choir of the Chapel of Our Lady of oak (© Jean Espirat)
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Altarpiece in the chapel of Our Lady of oak (© Jean Espirat)
Altarpiece in the chapel of Our Lady of oak (© Jean Espirat)
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Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Rock-lookout Tourbillon (© Jean Espirat)
Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Rock-lookout Tourbillon (© Jean Espirat)
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Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Entrance to the cave of Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Entrance to the cave of Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
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Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Cave Entrance Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Cave Entrance Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
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Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Inside the cave of Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Inside the cave of Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

The Peusse and two picturesque waterfalls and original.

Chauveroche (rocks and caves with difficult access). Les Roches Grand and Valves (pleasant forest road and beautiful natural view).

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

The Barmaud rocks Chassagne drive, beautiful panorama.

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

The Courbet Road: From the Source of the Loue 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
Llama farm tour
Nature and the great outdoors9 € Mamirolle (10.5 km)
Fly fishing course
Nature and the great outdoors130 € Champagne-sur-Loue (26 km)
Visit a distillation workshop
Local flavoursFreeLes Fourgs (36 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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