22 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

22 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Besancon
— 3 nights
2
Pontarlier
— 3 nights
3
Baume-les-Messieurs
— 3 nights
4
Cluny
— 1 night
5
Beaune
— 4 nights
6
Montbard
— 3 nights
7
Chablis
— 3 nights
8
Treigny
— 1 night

3
nights
Besancon

Besancon ©
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musée de Plein Air des Maisons Comtoises and Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale). Visit Chateau de Montfaucon and Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole for their historical value. Explore Besancon's surroundings by going to Musee Gustave Courbet (in Ornans), La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel (in Salins-les-Bains) and Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut (in Ronchamp). There's still lots to do: make a trip to La Citadelle de Besancon, get a sense of history and politics at Palais de Justice de Besancon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple et galerie du Saint-Esprit, and take in the waterfront at Quai Vauban.

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Paris to Besancon is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. In August, daytime highs in Besancon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pontarlier.

Things to do in Besancon

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee Gustave Courbet, Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole, Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot, Musée de Plein Air des Maisons Comtoises, La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel
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La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel ©
La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole ©
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole

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Pontarlier

Pontarlier ©
Pontarlier is a commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France near the Swiss border.HistoryPontarlier occupies the ancient Roman station of Ariolica, in Gallia and is placed in the Tables on the road from Urba (modern Orbe, Canton Vaud, Switzerland), to Vesontio (modern Besançon). Popular historic sites such as Grotte-Chapelle de Remonot and Chateau de Joux are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee de la Boissellerie and Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance. Change things up with these side-trips from Pontarlier: Defile d'Entre-Roches (in Montbenoit), Le Tuye du Papy Gaby (in Gilley) and Source du Lison (in Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Fermes-musee du Pays Horloger, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Annonciades de Pontarlier, and explore the activities along Source de la Loue.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pontarlier trip planner.

Getting from Besancon to Pontarlier by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Besancon in August, things will get little chillier in Pontarlier: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baume-les-Messieurs.

Things to do in Pontarlier

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotte-Chapelle de Remonot, Source de la Loue, Chateau de Joux, Defile d'Entre-Roches, Le Tuye du Papy Gaby
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Source du Lison ©
Source du Lison
Musee de la Boissellerie ©
Musee de la Boissellerie
Chateau de Joux ©
Chateau de Joux

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Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs ©
Baume-les-Messieurs is a commune in the Jura department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.The village lies within the most extensive of the steephead valleys of the Jura escarpment, the Reculée de Baume. Popular historic sites such as Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs and Eglise Sainte-Marie de Saint-Hymetiere are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Palladienne and Musee du Jouet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baume-les-Messieurs: La Cascade des Tufs (in Les Planches-pres-Arbois), Cascades du Hérisson (in Menetrux-en-Joux) and Arbois (Maison de Louis Pasteur, Eglise Saint-Just d'Arbois, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Cascade de Tufs, see the interesting displays at La Maison de La Vache qui rit, and stop by Epicurea.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Baume-les-Messieurs itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Pontarlier to Baume-les-Messieurs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pontarlier in August, you will find days in Baume-les-Messieurs are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cluny.

Things to do in Baume-les-Messieurs

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Arbois, La Cascade des Tufs, Epicurea, Musee du Jouet, Eglise Sainte-Marie de Saint-Hymetiere
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Cascades du Hérisson ©
Cascades du Hérisson
Villa Palladienne ©
Villa Palladienne
Maison de Louis Pasteur ©
Maison de Louis Pasteur

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Cluny

Cluny ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of Cluny, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taize Community, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cormatin, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Brancion, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cluny trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baume-les-Messieurs to Cluny in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. August in Cluny sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Cluny

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taize Community, Eglise Saint-Martin, Chateau de Cormatin, Chateau de Brancion
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Abbey of Cluny ©
Abbey of Cluny
Chateau de Cormatin ©
Chateau de Cormatin
Eglise Saint-Martin ©
Eglise Saint-Martin

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Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Popular historic sites such as Bibracte - Mont Beuvray and Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaune: Cathedrale St-Lazare (in Autun), Dijon (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon & Owl's Trail) and Abbaye Saint-Philibert (in Tournus). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, stop by Athenaeum, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Rochepot.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Beaune trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Cluny to Beaune by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Montbard.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dijon, Cathedrale St-Lazare, Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, Bibracte - Mont Beuvray, Château de Châteauneuf
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Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu ©
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon
Abbaye Saint-Philibert ©
Abbaye Saint-Philibert

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Montbard

Montbard ©
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. Abbaye de Fontenay and Abbaye Sainte-Marie de la Pierre-qui-Vire will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau Ancy-le Franc and Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin. Get out of town with these interesting Montbard side-trips: Chateau de Sainte Colombe en Auxois (in Sainte-Colombe-en-Auxois), Tresor de Vix - Musee du Pays Chatillonnais (in Chatillon-sur-Seine) and Oenocentre Ampelopsis (in Massingy). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of MuseoParc Alesia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Genest, make a trip to Hospice Saint Sauveur, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre-Dame de Semur-en-Auxois.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Montbard day trip tool.

You can drive from Beaune to Montbard in 1.5 hours. August in Montbard sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chablis.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Moutiers-Saint-Jean, Semur-en-Auxois, Chateau de Sainte Colombe en Auxois, Abbaye Sainte-Marie de la Pierre-qui-Vire, Tresor de Vix - Musee du Pays Chatillonnais
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Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Chateau Ancy-le Franc ©
Chateau Ancy-le Franc
Abbaye Sainte-Marie de la Pierre-qui-Vire ©
Abbaye Sainte-Marie de la Pierre-qui-Vire

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Chablis

Chablis ©
Chablis is a town and commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.
Popular historic sites such as Basilique Sainte Madeleine and Chateau de Chastellux are in your itinerary. Chablis Vititours and Wine Tours & Tastings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chablis: Vezelay Abbey (in Fontenay-pres-Vezelay), Chateau de Bazoches (in Bazoches) and Eglise Saint Lazare (in Avallon). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Pontigny, make a trip to Chateau de Tanlay, look for gifts at Yazmhil Et Brice Corman, Maroquiniers Createurs, and steep yourself in history at La Fosse Dionne.

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Getting from Montbard to Chablis by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Treigny.

Things to do in Chablis

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Noyers-sur-Serein, Tonnerre, Vezelay Abbey, Chateau de Chastellux, Abbaye de Pontigny
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Chablis Vititours ©
Chablis Vititours
Abbaye de Pontigny ©
Abbaye de Pontigny
Chateau de Bazoches ©
Chateau de Bazoches

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Treigny

Treigny ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Fargeau, then steep yourself in history at La Maison de Colette, and then step into the grandiose world of Guédelon.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Treigny tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Chablis to Treigny takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Treigny can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Treigny

Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Maison de Colette, Chateau de Saint-Fargeau
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Guédelon ©
Guédelon
La Maison de Colette ©
La Maison de Colette
Chateau de Saint-Fargeau ©
Chateau de Saint-Fargeau