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Pontarlier

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Pontarlier - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs
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Pontarlier is a town in the mountains located at 837 m altitude in the heart of the Jura Mountains.

Capital of the Haut-Doubs, Pontarlier is the gateway to a very large protected nature area, where the forest, the lakes and the green pastures indispensable to the manufacture of the Mont d'Or and the County.

Pontarlier became known throughout the world thanks to the production of absinthe at the beginning of the last century. Today the city has renewed this tradition since two distilleries produce absinthe again.

Geographical information

MunicipalityPontarlier
Postcode25300
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Latitude46.9041039 (N 46° 54’ 15”)
Longitude6.3542420 (E 6° 21’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 811m to 1320m
Surface area41.35 km²
Population18409 inhabitants
Density445 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBesançon (58 km, 52 min)
Insee code25462
IntercommunalityCC du Larmont
DepartmentDoubs
TerritoryFranche-Comté, Jura mountains
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Doubs3.3 km (6 min)
Houtaud4.1 km (9 min)
Granges-Narboz4.9 km (9 min)
La Cluse-et-Mijoux5.2 km (9 min)
Vuillecin6 km (11 min)
Dommartin6.7 km (12 min)
Arçon7 km (9 min)
Oye-et-Pallet7.4 km (10 min)
Sainte-Colombe8.4 km (13 min)
Chaffois9 km (16 min)
Les Alliés9.5 km (13 min)
Maisons-du-Bois-Lièvremont10.1 km (11 min)
Sombacour10.7 km (17 min)
Montperreux11.1 km (16 min)
Les Fourgs11.2 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Museum of Pontarlier
Museum of Pontarlier
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Chapel of the Annonciades
Chapel of the Annonciades
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Walk on the bank of the Doubs (© J.E)
Walk on the bank of the Doubs (© J.E)
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Panorama from the Chapel of Hope (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from the Chapel of Hope (© Jean Espirat)
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Door of Saint-Pierre
Door of Saint-Pierre
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The church and the city center, seen from the chapel of Esperance (© J.E)
The church and the city center, seen from the chapel of Esperance (© J.E)
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Theater Bernard Blier
Theater Bernard Blier
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Church of Saint Benedict
Church of Saint Benedict
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Town Hall - View of Arçon
Town Hall - View of Arçon
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Chapel of Hope
Chapel of Hope
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Marguet Barracks - Left side
Marguet Barracks - Left side
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Barrière Marguet - Entrance to the Conservatoire Elie Dupont
Barrière Marguet - Entrance to the Conservatoire Elie Dupont
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Chapel of the Esperance (© J.E)
Chapel of the Esperance (© J.E)
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Another view of the chapel of Esperance (© J.E)
Another view of the chapel of Esperance (© J.E)
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Bell tower of the Sainte-Bénigne church (© J.E)
Bell tower of the Sainte-Bénigne church (© J.E)
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Place Sainte-Bénigne and bell tower of the church (© J.E)
Place Sainte-Bénigne and bell tower of the church (© J.E)
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Place Sainte-Bénigne and bell tower of the church (© J.E)
Place Sainte-Bénigne and bell tower of the church (© J.E)
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Nave of the Sainte-Bénigne church (© J.E)
Nave of the Sainte-Bénigne church (© J.E)
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Inside the chapel of Esperance (© J.E)
Inside the chapel of Esperance (© J.E)
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Chair of the Guyon brothers of 1754, in the church (© J.E)
Chair of the Guyon brothers of 1754, in the church (© J.E)
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Decorations of the pulpit (© J.E)
Decorations of the pulpit (© J.E)
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Organ Saumet of 1758, in the church (© J.E)
Organ Saumet of 1758, in the church (© J.E)
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The baptistery of the church (© J.E)
The baptistery of the church (© J.E)
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Statue in the church (© J.E)
Statue in the church (© J.E)
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Painting in the church (© J.E)
Painting in the church (© J.E)
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Embroidery of pearls, in the church (© J.E)
Embroidery of pearls, in the church (© J.E)
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Detail of pearl embroidery (© J.E)
Detail of pearl embroidery (© J.E)
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Virgin and Child, in the church (© J.E)
Virgin and Child, in the church (© J.E)
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Virgin and Child, or Virgin of Lausanne, in the church (© J.E)
Virgin and Child, or Virgin of Lausanne, in the church (© J.E)
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Black Virgin or Virgin of Einsiedeln, in the church (© J.E)
Black Virgin or Virgin of Einsiedeln, in the church (© J.E)
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Detail of the face of the Black Madonna (© J.E)
Detail of the face of the Black Madonna (© J.E)
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Chapel of Our Lady of the Hermits, in the church (© J.E)
Chapel of Our Lady of the Hermits, in the church (© J.E)
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Ogive vaults with liernes and tiercerons in the chapel of Our Lady of the Hermits (© J.E)
Ogive vaults with liernes and tiercerons in the chapel of Our Lady of the Hermits (© J.E)
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Vitrail of Manessier, in the chapel of Our Lady of the Hermits (© J.E)
Vitrail of Manessier, in the chapel of Our Lady of the Hermits (© J.E)
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Northern gate, double, of the church (© J.E)
Northern gate, double, of the church (© J.E)
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Statuette above the double portal, north, of the church (© J.E)
Statuette above the double portal, north, of the church (© J.E)
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Façade of the Annonciades chapel (© J.E)
Façade of the Annonciades chapel (© J.E)
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Porch of the chapel of Annonciades (© J.E)
Porch of the chapel of Annonciades (© J.E)
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Ancient lintel (© J.E)
Ancient lintel (© J.E)
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Façade of the chapel of the hospital (© J.E)
Façade of the chapel of the hospital (© J.E)
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Facade of the Bernard Blier Theater (© J.E)
Facade of the Bernard Blier Theater (© J.E)
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Large fountain, Place Jules Pagnier (© J.E)
Large fountain, Place Jules Pagnier (© J.E)
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Curious house cut (© J.E)
Curious house cut (© J.E)
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Station (© J.E)
Station (© J.E)
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Courthouse (© J.E)
Courthouse (© J.E)
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College (© J.E)
College (© J.E)
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Town Hall (© J.E)
Town Hall (© J.E)
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House in turret (© J.E)
House in turret (© J.E)
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Porte Saint-Pierre, seen from outside the old city (© J.E)
Porte Saint-Pierre, seen from outside the old city (© J.E)
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Porte Saint-Pierre, seen from inside the city (© J.E)
Porte Saint-Pierre, seen from inside the city (© J.E)
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Clocheton above the Saint-Pierre gate (© J.E)
Clocheton above the Saint-Pierre gate (© J.E)
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Sculpture on a square in the city (© J.E)
Sculpture on a square in the city (© J.E)
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Downtown, rue de la République (© J.E)
Downtown, rue de la République (© J.E)
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The Doubs, at the level of the large spillway (© J.E)
The Doubs, at the level of the large spillway (© J.E)
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Weather

Thursday 24 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 23°C
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Friday 25 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 26°C
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Saturday 26 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 27°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to a distilling workshop
Local flavoursFreeLes Fourgs (8.9 km)
Tour of a Morteau sausage smokehouse
Local flavoursFreeGilley (18.5 km)
Llama farm tour
Nature and the great outdoors9 € Mamirolle (35 km)
Fly fishing course
Nature and the great outdoors140 € Champagne-sur-Loue (44 km)
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (49 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (44 km)
Dan Cross
HikeEasy1h45Poligny (50 km)
Greenway
HikeEasy6h00Devecey (53 km)
Reposoir Chapel
HikeEasy1h00Clerval (55 km)

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