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Saint-Hippolyte

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Saint-Hippolyte - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs
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Situated at the confluence of the Doubs and Dessoubre rivers, the town of Saint-Hippolyte is very picturesque, with its 14th-century church, its ancient convent, its houses along the water and its unspoiled natural environment. It is also a good departure point to discover the green valleys of Doubs and Dessoubre.

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Saint-Hippolyte

Saint-Hippolyte lies at the confluence of the Doubs and Dessoubre. This situation and the protection of the confluence allowed the town to grow from the 11th century by the Counts of La Roche. The history of this city is directly related to the cave of the rock, whose occupation is much older (Neolithic). Fortified town, which has preserved an ancient plot and houses from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The church hosted the 14th for over 30 years is now the Shroud in Turin.

Things to see and do

Site of the Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Lookout and the city.

The church and its tombstones, the oldest date of 1360.

The former 18th century convent (now school and rental) to visit every Tuesday in July and August.

The courtyards of the houses of the modern era (sixteenth, 17th c.).

Hiking: Many tours are from Saint-Hippolyte to survey the valleys and plateaus.

Canoeing in the summer.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

The first Sunday in May, the inevitable sausage fair that showcases local products. More than 10 000 people there every year.

The festival "Music in St. Hipp." In July, for ten days, free concerts are offered Saint-Hippolyte and in various towns of the district.

The artisan'halles the last Sunday of August, in the heart of the craft heritage in the grounds of the former convent.

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Saint-Hippolyte seen from Notre-Dame du Mont
Saint-Hippolyte seen from Notre-Dame du Mont
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Convent
Convent
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The center
The center
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The Doubs
The Doubs
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The town in the countryside
The town in the countryside
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Architecture
Architecture
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Collegiate Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
Collegiate Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
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Collegiate Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
Collegiate Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
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Clocher comtois of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
Clocher comtois of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
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Choir of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
Choir of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
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The collegiate view of the right bank of the Doubs (© Jean Espirat)
The collegiate view of the right bank of the Doubs (© Jean Espirat)
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Chair of the Collegiate Church (© Jean Espirat)
Chair of the Collegiate Church (© Jean Espirat)
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Detail of the chair of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
Detail of the chair of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
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Photograph of the Shroud in the Collegiate Church (© J.E)
Photograph of the Shroud in the Collegiate Church (© J.E)
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Explanations on the Holy Shroud (© Jean Espirat)
Explanations on the Holy Shroud (© Jean Espirat)
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Former Ursuline Convent (© Jean Espirat)
Former Ursuline Convent (© Jean Espirat)
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Entrance to the former convent (© Jean Espirat)
Entrance to the former convent (© Jean Espirat)
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Courtyard and arcades of the former convent (© Jean Espirat)
Courtyard and arcades of the former convent (© Jean Espirat)
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Inner courtyard of the former convent (© Jean Espirat)
Inner courtyard of the former convent (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained glass window of the choir of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
Stained glass window of the choir of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
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Other stained glass windows of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
Other stained glass windows of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
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Sundial on a wall of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
Sundial on a wall of the collegiate church (© Jean Espirat)
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Coat of arms against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
Coat of arms against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Large fountain on the central square (© Jean Espirat)
Large fountain on the central square (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain at the entrance to the city (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain at the entrance to the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Old houses (© Jean Espirat)
Old houses (© Jean Espirat)
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Old houses (© Jean Espirat)
Old houses (© Jean Espirat)
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Slab engraved in front of the town hall (© Jean Espirat)
Slab engraved in front of the town hall (© Jean Espirat)
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Twilight on the city, view of the belvedere (© J.E)
Twilight on the city, view of the belvedere (© J.E)
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Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount (© Jean Espirat)
Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount (© Jean Espirat)
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Interior view of Notre-Dame-du-Mont (© Jean Espirat)
Interior view of Notre-Dame-du-Mont (© Jean Espirat)
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Choir of Notre-Dame-du-Mont (© Jean Espirat)
Choir of Notre-Dame-du-Mont (© Jean Espirat)
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A stained glass window of Notre-Dame-du-Mont (© Jean Espirat)
A stained glass window of Notre-Dame-du-Mont (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained glass window of Notre-Dame-du-Mont (© Jean Espirat)
Stained glass window of Notre-Dame-du-Mont (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Hiking: Many tours are from Saint-Hippolyte to survey the valleys and plateaus.

Canoeing in the summer.

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

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Campsites

Hotels

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