Pontarlier

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownPontarlier
Insee code25462
Postcode25300
Latitude46.9041039
Longitude6.3542420
AltitudeFrom 811 to 1320 meters
Surface41.35 km²
Population18829 inhabitants
Density455 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsDoubs at 3.3 km (6 min)
Chief townBesançon (at 58 km, 52 min)Houtaud at 4.1 km (9 min)
DepartmentDoubsArçon at 7 km (9 min)
RegionFranche-ComtéSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Pontarlier is a city located in the mountains to 837 m altitude in the mountains of Jura.

Capital of High Doubs Pontarlier is the gateway to a vast area of protected nature, where there is forest, lakes and green pastures needed to manufacture the Mont d'Or and the County.

Pontarlier became known worldwide through the production of absinthe in the early last century. Today the city has returned to this tradition as two distilleries produce absinthe again.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Places to Visit:
  • Pontarlier Museum: Its collections trace some of the history of Pontarlier and Upper Doubs since its supposed origins to the 20th century: archeology (prehistory, early history, Middle Ages), French and foreign pottery, painting Grandfather (nineteenth and twentieth centuries). The museum also mentioned the role of Pontarlier in the history of absinthe.
  • Church St. Benignus: Various household items many of which are protected under the Historic Monuments: a polychrome wooden statue of the Virgin and Child known as Virgin of Lausanne (fifteenth century), the high altar created by Irene Zack (1970 ), the organ of the 18th century restored and enhanced with a positive in 1982, the pulpit (1754), a recumbent Christ (sixteenth century), a Black Madonna and Child known as Our Lady of the Hermits or Notre Dame Einsiedeln (1690) which is the subject of a widespread cult in the Haut-Doubs.
  • Monuments to visit:
  • Porte Saint-Pierre.
  • Chapel of the Annunciation.
  • City Hall.
  • Chapel of Hope.
  • Theatre Bernard Blier.
  • Barracks Marguet.
  • The Guy distillery is open to visitors this week, and the cheese Chalet.
Detailed information
TransportAerodrome of Pontarlier,   Train station of Pontarlier
Information pointsTourist Office of Pontarlier
Leisure centresGolf Course of Pontarlier,   Leisure Centre of the Complexe du Gounefay,   Museum of Pontarlier,   Ski Resort Le Larmont
MonumentsCaserne Marguet,   Castle of Sandon,   Chapel of the Annonciades,   Chapel of the Espérance,   Church Saint-Bénigne,   Door Saint-Pierre,   Town Hall of Pontarlier
Performance hallsEspace Pourny,   Theatre Bernard Blier

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Market Thursday and Saturday mornings throughout the year.
  • Championship of France Tarot: in April.
  • Art exhibitions in May and September.
  • Show Annonciades: August.
  • Trans'Roller: in September.
  • Absinthiades: early October.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Chateau de Joux: 5 km. Strong military showing changes in the fortification of the Middle Ages to today. Former state prison where inmates were famous people like Mirabeau, Toussaint Louverture ....
  • Numerous hiking trails and mountain biking trails of Pontarlier and surrounding areas.
  • Lac Saint Point 10 km: swimming, fishing, sailing, rowing, canoeing and kayaking.
  • Numerous cross-country skiing.
  • Ski Resort Métabief 18 km.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Visit an absinthe distilleryLocal flavoursFreePontarlier
Karting at the Enclos trackSports sensations15 €Septfontaines (14.1 km)

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PHOTOS

Museum PontarlierMuseum Pontarlier
 
Chapel of AnnunciationChapel of Annunciation
Porte Saint-PierrePorte Saint-Pierre
 
St. Benignus ChurchSt. Benignus Church
City Hall - View up ArçonCity Hall - View up Arçon
 
Chapel of HopeChapel of Hope
Bernard Blier TheatreBernard Blier Theatre
 
Barracks Marguet - LeftBarracks Marguet - Left
Barracks Marguet - Entrance Conservatory Elie SmithBarracks Marguet - Entrance Conservatory Elie Smith
  

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WEATHER

Saturday 25 October
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Min. 6°C - Max. 15°C
Sunday 26 October
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Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C
Monday 27 October
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Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Pontarlier  
7.6
Pontarlier
The cuisine at Campanile Pontarlier opens the doors of gastronomy. A cuisine prepared with skill, mastery and creativity. Result: A symphony of tastes and flavors sunny! You will take...
Located in Pontarlier22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Lac  
8.7
Malbuisson
View Le Lac Saint-Point - In the village of Malbuisson in the Doubs, a restaurant Le Lac's dream family home ... where hospitality is transmitted over generations, decor and sumptuous...
Located 12.2 km from Pontarlier41 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant du Fromage  
9
Malbuisson
Lush cheese - richly wooded décor reminiscent of the atmosphere prevailing in a chalet, large floral banquettes, a carved wooden furniture, traditional style and warm ... Here is a...
Located 12.2 km from Pontarlier23 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
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 12.1 km from Pontarlier61 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsAu fil de Lods    
9.6
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 17.4 km from PontarlierFrom 65 € to 75 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsLes 4 Monts    
9.4
Jougne
Chalet atmosphere for 4 bedrooms - Gîtes de France 3 ears - arranged in the barn of an old farm. Village in the heart of the Haut-Doubs in the Natural Park of Haut Jura, near the site...
Located 18.5 km from Pontarlier70 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Farm for 5 personsGîte de montagne la Grange  
9.7
Granges-Narboz
Mountain hut in an old farmhouse, comfortable, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, tv tnt, Fi. Sleeping loft: - A bunk bed- A double bedand a sofabed in the main room....
Located 4.1 km from PontarlierFrom 270 € to 390 € per week 
Farm for 7 persons'la loge comtoise '  
9.6
Bians-les-Usiers
At the edge of a forest of coniferous old inhabited by squirrels, foxes, deer and wrens, the house overlooks a landscape of meadows dotted with a mountain flora. The 'lodge Grandfather...
Located 8.8 km from PontarlierFrom 280 € to 450 € per week 
Apartment for 5 personsGîte de France  
8.9
Les Grangettes
Lodging in Comte a farm with panoramic views of Lake Saint-Point. Altitude 980 m. Eastern exposure. Very quiet. Ground floor kitchen / living area (1convertible) - bathroom. Floor Room...
Located 8.9 km from PontarlierFrom 230 € to 310 € per week 

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HOTELS

ibis Pontarlier - Hotel in Pontarlieribis Pontarlier     
7.8
Pontarlier
Located in Pontarlier, just 1 km from the city centre, the ibis Pontarlier offers a restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour reception. The modern rooms include free Wi-Fi internet access. The...
Located in PontarlierRoom from 62 €
Campanile Pontarlier - Hotel in PontarlierCampanile Pontarlier     
6.6
Pontarlier
This Campanile Hotel is located just outside the centre of Pontarlier. If offers en suite rooms, a restaurant and free parking. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Rooms at...
Located in PontarlierRoom from 59 €
Hotel F1 Pontarlier - Hotel in PontarlierHotel F1 Pontarlier     
6.5
Pontarlier
Hotel F1 Pontarlier offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with Canal+ and Canal Sport, a carpeted floor and a work desk. Bathrooms are shared and free toiletries are provided....
Located in PontarlierRoom from 36 €

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Hôtel de Paris
Located in the centre of Besançon, Hôtel de Paris offers contemporary décor, a 24-hour reception, terrace and massage treatments upon request. The Besançon...
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Zénitude Hôtel & Résidence Les Hauts Du Chazal
This residence is located next to the big shopping center Chateaufarineau, only 15 minutes away from the city centre. The...
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