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Vesoul

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Vesoul - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Saône
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The prefecture of Haute-Saône, Vesoul began to develop in Roman times on La Motte hill. It eventually became a major industrial area, as home to the world parts centre of the car manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën.

The town was immortalised in 1968 by Jacques Brel with his song "Vesoul". A French language song festival pays tribute to him every year in October.

Vesoul boasts a beautiful medieval historic centre, built with beige and blue-grey stones from the neighbouring quarries.

Exploring it on foot is the best way to immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of a town built to a human scale. The pretty streets of La Motte hill invite you to discover their elegant façades, peaceful back courts and wine cellars.

Around the Church of St. George, built in the 18th century, there are many old houses from the 16th to 18th centuries. Sight to see: the English garden, a listed Remarkable Garden with its rose garden and themed flower beds, on the banks of the river.

On top of the hill is an oratory, the Chapel of Our Lady of La Motte, built on the former site of a castle and offering a magnificent view of the town. Another nice viewpoint: Le Sabot Nature Reserve, created in 1981, where walkers can see many plant species along a 2-kilometre trail.

3 km from the town centre, Lake Vesoul-Vaivre has a surface area of 90 hectares. This is a nice place for a walk (its circumference of 5 kilometres makes it easily accessible to families for a gentle ramble), water sports in summer, and bird-watching with its ornithological reserve.

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Fountain in front of the church (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain in front of the church (© Jean Espirat)
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Lake Vesoul-Vaivre
Lake Vesoul-Vaivre
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Henrion Hotel Magnoncourt (© Jean Espirat)
Henrion Hotel Magnoncourt (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama Southwest, from the Mound (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama Southwest, from the Mound (© Jean Espirat)
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Cariage House in the old town of Vesoul
Cariage House in the old town of Vesoul
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Place du Palais de Justice in Vesoul
Place du Palais de Justice in Vesoul
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Museum Georges Garret to Vesoul
Museum Georges Garret to Vesoul
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La Motte Vesoul
La Motte Vesoul
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a shopping street in Vesoul
a shopping street in Vesoul
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Lake Vesoul-Vaivre
Lake Vesoul-Vaivre
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the church of St. George in Vesoul
the church of St. George in Vesoul
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Notre-Dame de la Motte (© Jean Espirat)
Notre-Dame de la Motte (© Jean Espirat)
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Notre-Dame de la Motte (© Jean Espirat)
Notre-Dame de la Motte (© Jean Espirat)
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Other East panorama, from the Mound (© Jean Espirat)
Other East panorama, from the Mound (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama Northeast, from the Mound (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama Northeast, from the Mound (© Jean Espirat)
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lake beach in late September (© Jean Espirat)
lake beach in late September (© Jean Espirat)
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Fontaine front of the church (© Jean Espirat)
Fontaine front of the church (© Jean Espirat)
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Fontaine front of the church (© Jean Espirat)
Fontaine front of the church (© Jean Espirat)
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St. George Church (© Jean Espirat)
St. George Church (© Jean Espirat)
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Henrion Hotel Magnoncourt (© Jean Espirat)
Henrion Hotel Magnoncourt (© Jean Espirat)
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Blason on a Wall hotel Henrion Magnoncourt (© JE)
Blason on a Wall hotel Henrion Magnoncourt (© JE)
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hotel Montgenet (© Jean Espirat)
hotel Montgenet (© Jean Espirat)
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hotel Montgenet (© Jean Espirat)
hotel Montgenet (© Jean Espirat)
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hotel Thomassin (© Jean Espirat)
hotel Thomassin (© Jean Espirat)
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hotel Thomassin (© Jean Espirat)
hotel Thomassin (© Jean Espirat)
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hotel Thomassin (© Jean Espirat)
hotel Thomassin (© Jean Espirat)
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Lintel 1549 (© Jean Espirat)
Lintel 1549 (© Jean Espirat)
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House Cariage (© Jean Espirat)
House Cariage (© Jean Espirat)
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House Barbarossa (© Jean Espirat)
House Barbarossa (© Jean Espirat)
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House Barbarossa (© Jean Espirat)
House Barbarossa (© Jean Espirat)
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Curious cartridge on home Barbarossa (© Jean Espirat)
Curious cartridge on home Barbarossa (© Jean Espirat)
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House Paulat (© Jean Espirat)
House Paulat (© Jean Espirat)
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Passage of the Annunciation (© Jean Espirat)
Passage of the Annunciation (© Jean Espirat)
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Gate South medieval wall (© Jean Espirat)
Gate South medieval wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Tower and South medieval wall (© Jean Espirat)
Tower and South medieval wall (© Jean Espirat)
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One of the towers South medieval rampart (© Jean Espirat)
One of the towers South medieval rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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Vesoul seen Sabot Frotey (© Jean Espirat)
Vesoul seen Sabot Frotey (© Jean Espirat)
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Lake Vesoul-Vaivre (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Vesoul-Vaivre (© Jean Espirat)
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Lake Vesoul-Vaivre
Lake Vesoul-Vaivre
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the market Theatre and Edwige
the market Theatre and Edwige
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