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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs

Ornans - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs
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Nicknamed the little Venice of France-Comté, the town of Ornans is very charming with its beautiful old houses built on stilts reflected in the waters of the River Loue. This picturesque scene can be admired from the Grand Pont bridge and the footbridge which span the river.

To visit: the Courbet museum, located in the birth house of the painter Gustave Courbet, which exhibits numerous works by the famous artist.

Sports fans can canoe-kayak on the River Loue to their heart's content.

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Ornans

Ornans, "Petite Venise Comtoise", capital of the canton of Doubs in Franche-Comté, located on the road D67 25 km from Besançon and 35 km from Pontarlier. Built in the sixth century in one of the most beautiful sites of Franche-Comté, on the banks of the Loue, it is also the birthplace of the painter and sculptor Gustave Courbet.

Bonnevaux-le-Prieure is crossed by Bremen and by the stream of Plaisir-Fontaine which takes its source in the cave of Plaisir-Fontaine, site classified since 1912. Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré is a peaceful village which counts several farms, A gourmet hotel-restaurant, lodges and a fish farm.

The valley of Bremen is a circus of greenery frequented by tourists who can admire the Tourbillon rock and the bell tower of the Priory (12th century), classified Historic Monument.

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.

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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.

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Houses on board Loue (© J.E)
Houses on board Loue (© J.E)
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Former Chevroton Hotel Chavassieux - 1604 (© J.E)
Former Chevroton Hotel Chavassieux - 1604 (© J.E)
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Site of the old castle (© J.E)
Site of the old castle (© J.E)
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Former Convent of the Minimes (© Jean Espirat)
Former Convent of the Minimes (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain of the Nahin district (© J.E)
Fountain of the Nahin district (© J.E)
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Former Grospain Hotel - 15th century (© J.E)
Former Grospain Hotel - 15th century (© J.E)
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Bridge and Nahin district (© J.E)
Bridge and Nahin district (© J.E)
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Pow-wow (© J.E)
Pow-wow (© J.E)
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Site of the old castle
Site of the old castle
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Pow-wow (© J.E)
Pow-wow (© J.E)
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Pow-wow (© J.E)
Pow-wow (© J.E)
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Pow-wow (© J.E)
Pow-wow (© J.E)
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Powwow (© J.E)
Powwow (© J.E)
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Old Hotel Granvelle (© J.E)
Old Hotel Granvelle (© J.E)
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Double Revolution Staircase - Former Granvelle Hotel (© J.E)
Double Revolution Staircase - Former Granvelle Hotel (© J.E)
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Arcades of the Town Hall (© J.E)
Arcades of the Town Hall (© J.E)
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Fountain of the Town Hall (© J.E)
Fountain of the Town Hall (© J.E)
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Sculptures in front of the library (© J.E)
Sculptures in front of the library (© J.E)
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Church of Saint-Laurent (© J.E)
Church of Saint-Laurent (© J.E)
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Church of Saint-Laurent (© J.E)
Church of Saint-Laurent (© J.E)
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Stone of asylum (© J.E)
Stone of asylum (© J.E)
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Museum Courbet (© J.E)
Museum Courbet (© J.E)
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Neighborhood on the water (© J.E)
Neighborhood on the water (© J.E)
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Fountain of the Nahin district (© J.E)
Fountain of the Nahin district (© J.E)
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Erratic block of Saint-Roch (© J.E)
Erratic block of Saint-Roch (© J.E)
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Erratic block of Saint-Roch (© J.E)
Erratic block of Saint-Roch (© J.E)
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Erratic block of Saint-Roch (© J.E)
Erratic block of Saint-Roch (© J.E)
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Erratic block of Saint-Roch (© J.E)
Erratic block of Saint-Roch (© J.E)
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Information on erratic blocks (© J.E)
Information on erratic blocks (© J.E)
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Valley of the Loue, seen from the plateau of the Virgin (© J.E)
Valley of the Loue, seen from the plateau of the Virgin (© J.E)
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Statue of the fisherman of Chavots (© Jean Espirat)
Statue of the fisherman of 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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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 Notre-Dame du chêne (© Jean Espirat)
Chapel of the hermitage Notre-Dame du chêne (© Jean Espirat)
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Choir of the chapel Notre-Dame du chêne (© Jean Espirat)
Choir of the chapel Notre-Dame du chêne (© Jean Espirat)
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Altarpiece of the chapel Notre-Dame du Chêne (© Jean Espirat)
Altarpiece of the chapel Notre-Dame du Chêne (© Jean Espirat)
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Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Tourbillon Belvedere (© Jean Espirat)
Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Tourbillon Belvedere (© Jean Espirat)
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Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Entrance to the Grotto of Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Entrance to the Grotto of Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
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Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Entrance to the Grotto of Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Entrance to the Grotto of Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
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Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Interior of the cave of Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
Bonnevaux-le-Prieuré - Interior of the cave of Plaisir-Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
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The Rent to Ornans
The Rent to Ornans
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Houses on the banks of the Loue in Ornans
Houses on the banks of the Loue in Ornans
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Former Grospain Hotel (© Jean Espirat)
Former Grospain Hotel (© Jean Espirat)
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Pow-Wow 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
Pow-Wow 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
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Pow-Wow 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
Pow-Wow 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
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Pow-Wow 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
Pow-Wow 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
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Pow-Wow 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
Pow-Wow 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
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Pow-Wow 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
Pow-Wow 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
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Pow-Wow 2013 (© Jean Espirat)
Pow-Wow 2013 (© Jean Espirat)
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Pow-Wow 2013 (© Jean Espirat)
Pow-Wow 2013 (© Jean Espirat)
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Pow-Wow 2013 (© Jean Espirat)
Pow-Wow 2013 (© 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).

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