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Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

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Mouthier-Haute-Pierre - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs
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Renowned for its traditionally-produced kirsch, the charming village of Mouthier-Haute-Pierre, nestling in the heart of the Loue valley, enjoys a magnificent natural setting. Mouthier-Haut, with its 15th-century church and its old houses, and Mouthier-Bas, on the river's edge, are within walking distance from each other.

Surrounded by rock faces, the village is a good climbing base.

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Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

Land of contrast between mountain and valley, Mouthier is the last village before the gorge Nouailles. It offers fantastic landscapes full of fabulous legends (The Monk and the Sorceress). Within a few kilometers, you go from 300 to 900 m altitude, the valley of the Jura plateau and you will be the gateway to Switzerland. In these wild places, the village (400 m) nestles at the foot of steep cliffs of Haute-Pierre (882 m) and Monk (800 m).

Surrounded by meadows covered with cherry trees, whose fruits give kirsch deemed Mouthier is one of the main attractions of the Valley. His trail will take you to the meeting of the Upper Valley of the Loue.

At the corner of Route Courbet, you can certainly see: Chamois and roe deer, buzzards and peregrine falcons, foxes and weasels or trout and grayling from a flora rich in wild orchids.

Places full of history and culture: A picturesque village, it began with an ancient Benedictine priory founded towards the year 800. Its name comes from the monastery and the rock under which it was built. It was built on the right bank of the Loue, in the sun. The culture of the vine is as old as the village, which earned him his character. The streets are narrow, lined with old winegrowers' houses with interesting relics of the past sculptures and statues. It consists of two parts: Top Mouthier encircling the 16th century church and houses Mouthier Netherlands down to the foot of the Loue spanned by an old stone bridge from the 16th century. Where many mills have settled in the 18th: tannery, mill, mill ... He left few traces today.

Famous men: Some great men are from Mouthier including Phisalix Cesaire, a researcher in herpetology who developed serum against the bites of vipers and Charles Pouchon: painter-grower, a friend of Gustave Courbet. Other names no less illustrious, such as Louis stayed there incognito occupying the 16th house of the Marquis de Moustier, Ms. De Gaulle or Edgar Faure coming to eat at Le Manoir. There was also Ernest Reyer: composer, Guillou adoption, to whom we owe the opera "Sigurd."

Gastronomy: Mouthier, capital of kirsch, has earned a reputation. It is true that the cherry kirsch here has a favorable climate. Water making cherry back to the 17th century: we talk since 1735, considering it "a rare thing, a present desired and valuable." The Marsotte: This cherry gave his name to the village cooperative. It is produced with kirsch cherries local untreated and collected manually. It is aged at least 6 months before being marketed. It is a premium product.

Mouthier is an ancient wine village and as such participates in the St. Vernier rotating (like the St Vincent rotating villages of Burgundy).

Things to see and do

The name comes from its Mouthier monastery. There is also a beautiful church that legend holds for the place of baptism of St. Cecilia.

Around the village are drawn from many hiking trails of all levels.

In the village nearby, Loue is a river of 1st category known for its trout.

It also practice canoeing and kayaking at certain times.

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

In January: Feast of faults. The faults are large candles that are rotated after having lighted a large fire. After a Mass and a meal, the village rises torchlight procession up the hill where the fire then the flaws are on, after singing, mulled wine and we descend to eat the cake offered by the county (it is possible buy faults on the spot if you do not do).

In summer, a night market (from 19h to 22h) anime Wednesday evening once a month (2 times a month in July and August). This market includes twenty merchants.

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St. Lawrence Church (© J.E)
St. Lawrence Church (© J.E)
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interior building facade of the former priory (© J.E)
interior building facade of the former priory (© J.E)
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Mouthier - panoramic view
Mouthier - panoramic view
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Cascade Syratu
Cascade Syratu
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Bell tower and steeple, decorated with carved heads (© J.E)
Bell tower and steeple, decorated with carved heads (© J.E)
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Child sculpture in a wall recess (© J.E)
Child sculpture in a wall recess (© J.E)
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Fontaine-trough, below the village (© J.E)
Fontaine-trough, below the village (© J.E)
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Old winegrowers' houses Mouthier
Old winegrowers' houses Mouthier
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Carved head of the steeple of the church (© J.E)
Carved head of the steeple of the church (© J.E)
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St Antoine - Quartier St Antoine
St Antoine - Quartier St Antoine
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Picking cherries The Marsotte
Picking cherries The Marsotte
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Marsotte variety
Marsotte variety
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Church of Mouthier
Church of Mouthier
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Fontaine village of Mouthier
Fontaine village of Mouthier
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Lintel - District Sompré
Lintel - District Sompré
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One summer evening, the market
One summer evening, the market
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Day Flaws: the Chevanne
Day Flaws: the Chevanne
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Fault
Fault
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A Fault tower light show
A Fault tower light show
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Ste Catherine - Grande Rue
Ste Catherine - Grande Rue
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Pietà fifteenth - Grande Rue
Pietà fifteenth - Grande Rue
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Former priory (© J.E)
Former priory (© J.E)
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Former priory (© J.E)
Former priory (© J.E)
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Key lintel dated 1751 (© J.E)
Key lintel dated 1751 (© J.E)
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lintel key, teaches well explicit, dated 1786 (© J.E)
lintel key, teaches well explicit, dated 1786 (© J.E)
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Bell tower of the Church of St. Lawrence (© J.E)
Bell tower of the Church of St. Lawrence (© J.E)
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Church tower seen from the section of the street (© J.E)
Church tower seen from the section of the street (© J.E)
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Crest, dated 1792, above the front door of the priory (© J.E)
Crest, dated 1792, above the front door of the priory (© J.E)
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Northern facade common of the former priory (© J.E)
Northern facade common of the former priory (© J.E)
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Fountain lion (© J.E)
Fountain lion (© J.E)
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Fontaine-washing of Doye (© J.E)
Fontaine-washing of Doye (© J.E)
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Fontaine-washing of the priory (© J.E)
Fontaine-washing of the priory (© J.E)
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Fontaine-washing, Ernest Street Strike (© J.E)
Fontaine-washing, Ernest Street Strike (© J.E)
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Information on the town school (© J.E)
Information on the town school (© J.E)
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Information on the area of ​​Doye (© J.E)
Information on the area of ​​Doye (© J.E)
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Lintel dated 1724 (© J.E)
Lintel dated 1724 (© J.E)
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Lintel dated 1760 (© J.E)
Lintel dated 1760 (© J.E)
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Lintel, dated 1777 (© J.E)
Lintel, dated 1777 (© J.E)
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Lintel, dated 1808 (© J.E)
Lintel, dated 1808 (© J.E)
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Lintel, dated 1808 (© J.E)
Lintel, dated 1808 (© J.E)
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Lintel, dated 1874 (© J.E)
Lintel, dated 1874 (© J.E)
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Lintel, dated 1833 (© J.E)
Lintel, dated 1833 (© J.E)
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Lintel dated 1764 (© J.E)
Lintel dated 1764 (© J.E)
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Mayor (© J.E)
Mayor (© J.E)
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House information Phisalix (© J.E)
House information Phisalix (© J.E)
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Entrance gate in the ancient priory (© J.E)
Entrance gate in the ancient priory (© J.E)
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Child sculpture on a wall (© J.E)
Child sculpture on a wall (© J.E)
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Statue on a house corner (© J.E)
Statue on a house corner (© J.E)
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Statue in a wall recess (© J.E)
Statue in a wall recess (© J.E)
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grotesque heads carved on the church tower (© J.E)
grotesque heads carved on the church tower (© J.E)
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Carved head of the steeple of the church (© J.E)
Carved head of the steeple of the church (© J.E)
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Heads carved, highly eroded, the bell tower (© J.E)
Heads carved, highly eroded, the bell tower (© J.E)
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A carved heads on the church tower (© J.E)
A carved heads on the church tower (© J.E)
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Chair of the seventeenth century (© J.E)
Chair of the seventeenth century (© J.E)
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Altar of the Virgin (© J.E)
Altar of the Virgin (© J.E)
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Altar of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (© J.E)
Altar of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (© J.E)
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Nave of the Church of St. Lawrence (© J.E)
Nave of the Church of St. Lawrence (© J.E)
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Altarpiece of the church (© J.E)
Altarpiece of the church (© J.E)
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Statue of Saint-Vernier, in the church (© J.E)
Statue of Saint-Vernier, in the church (© J.E)
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Statue of Virgin and Child, dated 1659 (© J.E)
Statue of Virgin and Child, dated 1659 (© J.E)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The source of the Loue: magnificent resurgence to 20 minutes by car.

The Hautepierre rock overlooking the village (15 minutes by car and 5 minutes walk) where you can see Mont Blanc on a clear day.

The city of Ornans (20 min drive) home of the painter Gustave Courbet (museums, swimming ...)

A little later we find Pontarlier and the mountains of Haut-Doubs (30 to 45 minutes) and Besancon with its museums, fortifications of Vauban, etc. (45 minutes by car).

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