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Dole - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura
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City of Art and History, Dole forms a beautiful and harmonious group of buildings with its canals, its old houses and its collegiate church dominating the whole scene. The particularly well-preserved historic centre of Dole is listed as conservation area. Very romantic, the short walk going along the Tanneurs canal is the perfect place for a stroll. It is in this district that was born in 1822 Louis Pasteur, the inventor of the rabies vaccine. Today, Pasteur's birth house is a museum, which describes the life and scientific work of the famous scholar.

Along the walk, numerous period buildings can be observed: the 16th-century Notre-Dame collegiate church, the Hôtel-Dieu now sheltering the media library, Collège de l'Arc secondary school transformed into a sixth-form college, the former Carmélites convent, the Jesuits chapel, the Palais de Justice (law courts) (former Cordeliers convent) and several mansions such as the Froissard mansion and the Champagney mansion.

The Fine art museum situated in the former Officers pavilion has displays of the region's archaeology, sculptures from Burgundy and Franche-Comté, and paintings.

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Dole

Labeled City of Art and History, Dole is located in the Jura department in Burgundy-Franche-Comté region. Former capital of the Franche-Comté, the town is still the most populous city of the department and takes place about ten kilometers from the Côte-d'Or and twenty-five kilometers from the Saone-et-Loire.

Ancient place of ancient habit, Dole was the theater of several events related to the Roman domination. It was not until the tenth century and the creation of the county of Burgundy that the city took on a real importance. Great commercial and artisanal pole in the twelfth century, with the installation of a commandery of Templars, a hospice or a priory, the commune passed under the direction of the Dukes of Burgundy as early as the fourteenth century. Rebuilt in the 15th century in a Gothic style, Dole is attached to the kingdom of France in the seventeenth century, continuing to retain a great influence in the region until today.

Very touristy, the city of Dole seduces visitors with its architectural heritage which is of great wealth. Religious buildings and Roman vestiges are particularly numerous.

Things to see and do

Classified as Historical Monuments, the Notre-Dame Collegiate Church dates back to the 16th century and was erected in the basilica in the 1950s. It is the main church in the city, with a hybrid Gothic-Renaissance style, in an architectural tradition. Franche-Comte. Inside, the nave is of late Gothic style and the furniture is of great interest, like this very beautiful red marble stoup.

Other great religious buildings are the pride of the city of Dole, such as the chapel of the house of the Orphans of the eighteenth century and classified to the Historical Monuments, the Saint-Germain church of Azans of the eighteenth century or the chapel college Saint-Jerome. Built in the 15th century, the latter has been listed as a Historical Monument and now houses an auditorium. Today converted into a palace of Justice, the Convent of the Cordeliers was built in the 16th century and was partly classified and listed in Historical Monuments. It reveals in particular a Renaissance portal, as well as beautiful red stone columns. The conventual buildings were rebuilt in the course of the eighteenth century. You will not fail to admire the church of Saint-Jean-l'Evangéliste of the twentieth century and classified to the Historical Monuments, notably for its monumental grid in sculpted bronze which represents scenes of the Apocalypse.

Dole has many monuments inscribed or classified, like the college Saint-Jérôme of the 15th century, the college of the Arch of the 16th century which now houses the archaeological museum, the former town hall, hospital The Saint-Esprit, the Palais Granvelle from the 17th century, the theater, the market hall, the Raie des Moutelles bridge and the Hotel de Froissard from the 17th century.

The city of Dole has several ancient military buildings such as the old 16th century urban enclosure inscribed in the Historical Monuments or the Bernard barracks of the eighteenth century, also listed and classified.

Opened in the first half of the 19th century, the Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology is now labeled Museum of France. Set in the old castle of Dole, it offers Burgundian and Comtoise works from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, as well as contemporary art and archaeological collections.

Classified as Historic Monuments, Louis Pasteur's birthplace can now be visited. Labeled House of Illustrious, it offers showcases of personal objects of the scientist, models, videos or writings of the great man.

Set in the 20th century, the garden at la Faulx has been classified as Outstanding Garden. An English-style private garden, it offers more than 1,200 species of plants as well as garden decorations such as statues, fountains and sculptures, all in a pleasant setting. In addition to the flowers, a vegetable garden and fruit trees have been installed. On the estate there is also a dwelling house, a small renovated 19th century farmhouse and a summer pavilion.

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Events and festivities

The market is held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning. In July and August, a summer market is held on Saturday morning. Every December, an interesting Christmas market is organized. A garage sale is also proposed during the month of July.

The first weekend of Pentecost, Dole hosts its festival of fanfares and circus. For the occasion a fireworks is fired, and a funfair is mounted.

In July, the Youth Film Festival organizes several screenings for the whole family.

Around July 14, Dole offers a fireworks display for the National Day.

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Old town of Dole
Old town of Dole
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Gallery and cloister of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
Gallery and cloister of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Children's Fountain with Amphora (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Children's Fountain with Amphora (© J.E)
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Goux - 18th century house (© J.E)
Goux - 18th century house (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​South Bastion on the Tanners Canal (© J.E)
Dole - ​​South Bastion on the Tanners Canal (© J.E)
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Sculptures under the corner turret of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
Sculptures under the corner turret of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
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Goux - Outbuildings of the eighteenth century house (© J.E)
Goux - Outbuildings of the eighteenth century house (© J.E)
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Goux - Basin of the ancient source (© J.E)
Goux - Basin of the ancient source (© J.E)
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Goux - House with old oratory included in the staircase (© J.E)
Goux - House with old oratory included in the staircase (© J.E)
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Goux - Pool of the Roman villa (© J.E)
Goux - Pool of the Roman villa (© J.E)
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Goux - Ancient Source (© J.E)
Goux - Ancient Source (© J.E)
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Goux - Pool of the Roman villa (© J.E)
Goux - Pool of the Roman villa (© J.E)
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Goux - Basin of the ancient source (© J.E)
Goux - Basin of the ancient source (© J.E)
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Goux - Village Center (© J.E)
Goux - Village Center (© J.E)
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Goux - Church of Saint-Fiacre (© J.E)
Goux - Church of Saint-Fiacre (© J.E)
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Goux - Church of Saint-Fiacre (© J.E)
Goux - Church of Saint-Fiacre (© J.E)
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Goux - Information on the Roman villa (© J.E)
Goux - Information on the Roman villa (© J.E)
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Goux - Mairie (© J.E)
Goux - Mairie (© J.E)
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Goux - Statuette in a niche on a village house (© J.E)
Goux - Statuette in a niche on a village house (© J.E)
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Goux - One of the wells of the village (© J.E)
Goux - One of the wells of the village (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Cloister, gallery and well of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Cloister, gallery and well of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Staircase between the gallery and the cloister of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Staircase between the gallery and the cloister of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
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East facade of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
East facade of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
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South facade of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
South facade of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
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Sculpture above the cloister of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
Sculpture above the cloister of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
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Sculpture above the cloister of the former Hotel-Dieu (© J.E)
Sculpture above the cloister of the former Hotel-Dieu (© J.E)
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One of the sculptures above the cloister of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
One of the sculptures above the cloister of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
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Gallery and cloister of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
Gallery and cloister of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
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Portal of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
Portal of the former Hôtel-Dieu (© J.E)
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Chair of the Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Dole (© J.E)
Chair of the Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Dole (© J.E)
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Armored keystone - Notre-Dame Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
Armored keystone - Notre-Dame Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
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Keystone with monogram - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
Keystone with monogram - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
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Skull keystone - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
Skull keystone - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
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Skull keystone - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
Skull keystone - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
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Stained glass windows of the apse of the college of Dole (© J.E)
Stained glass windows of the apse of the college of Dole (© J.E)
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Stained glass and altarpiece of the Holy Chapel of the Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
Stained glass and altarpiece of the Holy Chapel of the Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
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Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
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Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
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Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
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Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
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Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
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Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
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Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Stained Glass (© J.E)
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Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Louis XIV, worshiping the Holy Ostia of Faverney (© J.E)
Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Louis XIV, worshiping the Holy Ostia of Faverney (© J.E)
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Information panel on the stained glass window of the adoration of Saint Ostia (© J.E)
Information panel on the stained glass window of the adoration of Saint Ostia (© J.E)
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Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Madonna and Child (© J.E)
Collegiate Church of Dole - ​​Madonna and Child (© J.E)
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Angels holding a coat of arms, above the collegiate porch of Dole (© J.E)
Angels holding a coat of arms, above the collegiate porch of Dole (© J.E)
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South portal of the college of Dole (© J.E)
South portal of the college of Dole (© J.E)
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North Portal of the Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
North Portal of the Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
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Porch and west portal of the collegiate church of Dole (© J.E)
Porch and west portal of the collegiate church of Dole (© J.E)
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Collegiate of Dole - ​​Organ of Karl-Joseph Riepp (© J.E)
Collegiate of Dole - ​​Organ of Karl-Joseph Riepp (© J.E)
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Nave of the Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Dole (© J.E)
Nave of the Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Dole (© J.E)
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Above the rooftops of the city, the collegiate church of Dole (© J.E)
Above the rooftops of the city, the collegiate church of Dole (© J.E)
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Pocket and steeple of the collegiate church of Dole (© J.E)
Pocket and steeple of the collegiate church of Dole (© J.E)
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Statue of Saint Claude - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
Statue of Saint Claude - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
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Statue of Madonna and Child - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
Statue of Madonna and Child - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
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Altar of the Virgin - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
Altar of the Virgin - Collegiate Church of Dole (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Old Chapel of the Good Shepherd (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Old Chapel of the Good Shepherd (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Chapel of the former convent of the Ladies of Ounans (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Chapel of the former convent of the Ladies of Ounans (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Facade of the Knights Templar House (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Facade of the Knights Templar House (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Fountain, street of the old castle (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Fountain, street of the old castle (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​General Hospital of Charity (© J.E)
Dole - ​​General Hospital of Charity (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Courtine of Arans (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Courtine of Arans (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Courtine of Arans (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Courtine of Arans (© J.E)
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The Doubs, downstream of Dole (© J.E)
The Doubs, downstream of Dole (© J.E)
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House with turret, Place Nationale (© J.E)
House with turret, Place Nationale (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Portal of the former convent of the Cordeliers (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Portal of the former convent of the Cordeliers (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Arans Gate (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Arans Gate (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​West gate of the former convent of the Ladies of Ounans (© J.E)
Dole - ​​West gate of the former convent of the Ladies of Ounans (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Prefecture and fountain (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Prefecture and fountain (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Street of Besançon (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Street of Besançon (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Statue, above the old chapel of the Good Shepherd (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Statue, above the old chapel of the Good Shepherd (© J.E)
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Dole - ​​Madonna and Child, in a dwelling wall niche (© J.E)
Dole - ​​Madonna and Child, in a dwelling wall niche (© J.E)
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