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Luxeuil-les-Bains

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Saône

Luxeuil-les-Bains - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Saône
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Known for its thermal waters, the town also possesses a beautiful basilica. The speciality of Luxeuil-les-Bains is smoked ham.

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Luxeuil-les-Bains

Thermal resort of Burgundy Franche-Comté, Luxeuil-les-Bains takes place in the department of Haute-Saône, about thirty kilometers from Vesoul. It is at present the fourth most populous commune behind Vesoul, Hericourt and Lure.

Ville adherent to the Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges, Luxeuil-les-Bains became known from Celtic time for its thermal baths and hot springs. It develops in the High Middle Ages, notably with the construction of ramparts in the thirteenth century. Annexed to France in the course of the seventeenth century, the town develops a new activity two centuries later, the famous lace of Luxeuil. This industry still makes the fine days of the city that has also opened up to tourism.

With an important architectural heritage, Luxeuil-les-Bains also delights lovers of gastronomy with its culinary specialties such as Luxeuil ham, salted and smoked meat.

Things to see and do

Thermal baths are the main attraction of Luxeuil-les-Bains. They have been used since the Gallo-Roman period, their hot waters at 63 ° C and their cold oligometallic waters are famous for treating gynecological and rheumatic problems. The municipality now offers several infrastructures of care and well-being, and water from the source of Hygie is now marketed.

A former medieval abbey church, St. Peter's Basilica was built in the 13th century. Gothic and neo-classical, it is now classified as a Historic Monument. It is partly built of pink sandstone of the Vosges and unveils a choir restored by Viollet-le-Duc.

Classified and inscribed in the Historical Monuments, Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul Abbey was founded at the end of the 6th century. The birthplace of the first calligraphic script in minuscule, the building still has today a Gothic chapel of the 14th century, a cloister and some conventual outbuildings. Also listed, the Saint-Martin church is in the form of remains discovered during the construction of a car park in 2006. First century sarcophagi are also exhibited there.

Walking through the city, you will admire several mansions dating for the most part from the 15th century. One can notably discover the Spanish house whose façade and roof were inscribed in the Historic Monuments, or the house with the oriflamme, also inscribed. Built in the 16th century, the hotel Thiebaut de Montureux now houses a florist and has been listed in the Historic Monuments. Considered one of the best preserved Renaissance buildings in the city, the house of Francis I was named after Bishop Francois de La Palud, first of the name. The building is classified and listed in Historic Monuments. Do not miss the Place de la Baille and its facades of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, the Hotel Pusel is listed in the Historic Monuments, Hotel Thiadot and Hotel Bretons-d'Amblans.

Luxeuil-les-Bains has three museums, the Tower of the Shepherds with its archaeological collections and its room dedicated to the local painter Jules Adler, the conservatory of lace, and finally the museum of veterans.

The site of pottery kilns allows to discover six ovens of a ceramic workshop of the Gallo-Roman era.

Member of the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park, Luxeuil-les-Bains offers a few hiking trails to appreciate the local fauna and flora. Also try the footpath of the fountains in the wood of the Banney.

The city also has a casino with many games tables, slot machines and even shows organized throughout the year.

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Events and festivities

The market is held every Saturday morning. On Tuesday, a night market is offered between July and August. The city also organizes a Christmas market in December.

In July, the Pluralies musical and theatrical festival offers different shows.

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Thermal Center (© JE)
Thermal Center (© JE)
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Fonthill Bishop - Forest Banney (© Jean Espirat)
Fonthill Bishop - Forest Banney (© Jean Espirat)
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Thermal Center (© JE)
Thermal Center (© JE)
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the Pocket Pond (© Jean Espirat)
the Pocket Pond (© Jean Espirat)
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Thermal Pool (© JE)
Thermal Pool (© JE)
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Leclerc Fontaine
Leclerc Fontaine
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Lake September Horses (© JE)
Lake September Horses (© JE)
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House of Aldermen - Museum (© JE)
House of Aldermen - Museum (© JE)
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Stained glass windows of the basilica
Stained glass windows of the basilica
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Statue of Saint Colomban
Statue of Saint Colomban
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Stained glass windows of the basilica
Stained glass windows of the basilica
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Memorial
Memorial
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Characters in the corner of a house
Characters in the corner of a house
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Gargoyle
Gargoyle
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Saint the corner of a house
Saint the corner of a house
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Lake Seven Horses
Lake Seven Horses
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Leclerc Fontaine
Leclerc Fontaine
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House of Aldermen (© JE)
House of Aldermen (© JE)
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Former laundries (© Jean Espirat)
Former laundries (© Jean Espirat)
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Former laundries (© Jean Espirat)
Former laundries (© Jean Espirat)
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South Shore of the pond of the pocket (© Jean Espirat)
South Shore of the pond of the pocket (© Jean Espirat)
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circular pond of the pocket Promenade (© Jean Espirat)
circular pond of the pocket Promenade (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama on the pond of the pocket (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama on the pond of the pocket (© Jean Espirat)
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city Library (© Jean Espirat)
city Library (© Jean Espirat)
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downtown (© Jean Espirat)
downtown (© Jean Espirat)
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cloister of the ancient abbey (© Jean Espirat)
cloister of the ancient abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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Ambulatory North of the ancient cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Ambulatory North of the ancient cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Ambulatory South of the old cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Ambulatory South of the old cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Facade of the library (© Jean Espirat)
Facade of the library (© Jean Espirat)
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Detail of the door of the library (© Jean Espirat)
Detail of the door of the library (© Jean Espirat)
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North facade of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
North facade of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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Grand Organ of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
Grand Organ of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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side Alley North of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
side Alley North of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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nave of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
nave of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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Maison Saint Colomban (© Jean Espirat)
Maison Saint Colomban (© Jean Espirat)
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Statue of Saint Colomban (© Jean Espirat)
Statue of Saint Colomban (© Jean Espirat)
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rear view of the tower of Alderman (© Jean Espirat)
rear view of the tower of Alderman (© Jean Espirat)
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Francis House (© Jean Espirat)
Francis House (© Jean Espirat)
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Maison Francis I (© Jean Espirat)
Maison Francis I (© Jean Espirat)
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Cardinal House Jouffroy (© Jean Espirat)
Cardinal House Jouffroy (© Jean Espirat)
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Cardinal House Jouffroy (© Jean Espirat)
Cardinal House Jouffroy (© Jean Espirat)
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Bailiff's House (© Jean Espirat)
Bailiff's House (© Jean Espirat)
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turret Summit Bailiff's house (© Jean Espirat)
turret Summit Bailiff's house (© Jean Espirat)
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House known as the Apothecary (© Jean Espirat)
House known as the Apothecary (© Jean Espirat)
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House known as the Apothecary (© Jean Espirat)
House known as the Apothecary (© Jean Espirat)
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called Spanish House (© Jean Espirat)
called Spanish House (© Jean Espirat)
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House with turret (© Jean Espirat)
House with turret (© Jean Espirat)
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House for the banner (© Jean Espirat)
House for the banner (© Jean Espirat)
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house window lintel at the banner (© JE)
house window lintel at the banner (© JE)
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city Hall (© Jean Espirat)
city Hall (© Jean Espirat)
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Coffin, sixth, seventh century (© Jean Espirat)
Coffin, sixth, seventh century (© Jean Espirat)
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flower Front (© Jean Espirat)
flower Front (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain of the door (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain of the door (© Jean Espirat)
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Statue against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
Statue against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Statue against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
Statue against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Statue on the balcony of the house Jouffroy (© Jean Espirat)
Statue on the balcony of the house Jouffroy (© Jean Espirat)
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statue above the gate of the house Saint Colomban (© Jean Espirat)
statue above the gate of the house Saint Colomban (© Jean Espirat)
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Rosette transept of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
Rosette transept of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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A window of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
A window of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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Gargoyle, Bailli house (© Jean Espirat)
Gargoyle, Bailli house (© Jean Espirat)
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Gargoyle, Bailli house (© Jean Espirat)
Gargoyle, Bailli house (© Jean Espirat)
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Map ancient town (© Jean Espirat)
Map ancient town (© Jean Espirat)
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balcony ornament, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
balcony ornament, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
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balcony Ornament, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
balcony Ornament, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
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balcony ornament, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
balcony ornament, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
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balcony ornament, home Jouffroy (© Jean Espirat)
balcony ornament, home Jouffroy (© Jean Espirat)
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balcony ornament, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
balcony ornament, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
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balcony ornament, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
balcony ornament, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
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ornament balcony, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
ornament balcony, Jouffroy house (© Jean Espirat)
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cartridge dated 1563 (© Jean Espirat)
cartridge dated 1563 (© Jean Espirat)
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Patch 1625 (© Jean Espirat)
Patch 1625 (© Jean Espirat)
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1814 Crest (© Jean Espirat)
1814 Crest (© Jean Espirat)
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Crest against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
Crest against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Crest hammered (© Jean Espirat)
Crest hammered (© Jean Espirat)
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Other hammered escutcheon (© Jean Espirat)
Other hammered escutcheon (© Jean Espirat)
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Fontaine good cousins ​​- Forest Banney (© Jean Espirat)
Fontaine good cousins ​​- Forest Banney (© Jean Espirat)
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barrel Fountain - Forest Banney (© Jean Espirat)
barrel Fountain - Forest Banney (© Jean Espirat)
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Fontaine barracks - Forest Banney (© Jean Espirat)
Fontaine barracks - Forest Banney (© Jean Espirat)
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Cardinal Jouffroy's House and Tourist Office
Cardinal Jouffroy's House and Tourist Office
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Renaissance House (© Jean Espirat)
Renaissance House (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained glass windows of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Stained glass windows of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained glass windows of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Stained glass windows of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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