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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs

Head of Canton, Quingey is crossed by one of the most beautiful rivers in France, the Loue River meandering first class in a green hilly. Located on the route of the Roman road leading to Strasbourg via Salins, the existence of Quingey back before the 3rd and 5th century. Quingey will remove the last vestiges of its fortifications in 1823.

The bridge over the Loue, dating from 1590, was rebuilt in 1844 and slightly upstream. Most large modern buildings, ancient fortified houses, still have within them the traces of that past.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.1031270 (N 47° 6’ 11”)
Longitude5.8832350 (E 5° 52’ 60”)
AltitudeFrom 259m to 522m
Surface area8.55 km²
Population1386 inhabitants
Density162 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBesançon (23 km, 27 min)
Insee code25475
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Quingey
TerritoryFranche-Comté, Jura mountains

Nearest cities & towns

Chouzelot1.7 km (4 min)
Lavans-Quingey2.2 km (4 min)
Abbans-Dessus3 km (7 min)
Lombard3.8 km (4 min)
Pessans4.1 km (6 min)
Cessey4.3 km (8 min)
Byans-sur-Doubs5 km (7 min)
Samson5.9 km (7 min)
Mesmay6 km (8 min)
Brères6.1 km (8 min)
Pointvillers6.8 km (12 min)
Abbans-Dessous7 km (12 min)
Paroy7.3 km (9 min)
Liesle7.6 km (9 min)
Osselle-Routelle7.6 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

The village is situated on the banks of the Loue, is the ideal starting point for many sporting activities such as mountain biking and canoeing, and multiple walks are also offered.

Loue, a tributary of the Doubs, which traverses it, is ranked as one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe.

The tower Calixtus II, former castle of the Counts of Burgundy and the birthplace of Guy of Burgundy in 1050 which was Pope from 1119 to 1124.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

The market is held the third Friday of each month.

The fair is held on the first Monday of the month.


Coat of Quingey
Coat of Quingey
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Saturday 23 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 21°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 22°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The cave Osselle.

Ornans, "City of Courbet and museums.

Citadelle Vauban Besancon.

Salins-les-Bains: Thermal, salt, strong, earthenware.

Arbois, "capital of the Jura wine.

Poligny, "capital of the county" ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fly fishing course
Nature and the great outdoors140 € Champagne-sur-Loue (9 km)
Llama farm tour
Nature and the great outdoors9 € Mamirolle (24 km)
Tour of a Morteau sausage smokehouse
Local flavoursFreeGilley (46 km)
Visit to a distilling workshop
Local flavoursFreeLes Fourgs (50 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
HikeEasy6h00Devecey (27 km)
Dan Cross
HikeEasy1h45Poligny (33 km)
Reposoir Chapel
HikeEasy1h00Clerval (56 km)


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