22 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

22 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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22 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

Start: Paris
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Besancon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Pontarlier
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Baume-les-Messieurs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Cluny
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Beaune
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Montbard
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Chablis
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Treigny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Paris

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.
Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale) and Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut and Chateau de Montfaucon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Besancon: Musee Gustave Courbet (in Ornans), La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel (in Salins-les-Bains) and Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort (in Belfort). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to La Citadelle de Besancon, get a sense of history and politics at Palais de Justice de Besancon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple et galerie du Saint-Esprit, and examine the collection at Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot.

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Paris to Besancon is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Besancon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pontarlier.

Things to do in Besancon

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Montfaucon, Musée de Plein Air des Maisons Comtoises, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut, La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale)
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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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nights
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 Chateau de Joux and Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance are in your itinerary. Musee de la Boissellerie and Grotte-Chapelle de Remonot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Pontarlier's surroundings by going to Source du Lison (in Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne), Le Tuye du Papy Gaby (in Gilley) and Defile d'Entre-Roches (in Montbenoit). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Fermes-musee du Pays Horloger, explore the activities along Lac Saint-Point, and steep yourself in history at Chapelle des Annonciades de Pontarlier.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pontarlier day trip planner .

Getting from Besancon to Pontarlier by car takes about an hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Besancon in August: high temperatures in Pontarlier hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Baume-les-Messieurs.

Things to do in Pontarlier

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Source du Lison, Musee de la Boissellerie, Fermes-musee du Pays Horloger, Grotte-Chapelle de Remonot, 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. Get some cultural insight at Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs and Eglise Saint-Just d'Arbois. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Maison de Louis Pasteur and Villa Palladienne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baume-les-Messieurs: Cascades du Hérisson (in Menetrux-en-Joux), Musee du Jouet (in Moirans-en-Montagne) and Eglise Sainte-Marie de Saint-Hymetiere (in Saint-Hymetiere). There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Maison de La Vache Qui Rit, contemplate the long history of Tour Gloriette, head outdoors with Cascade de Tufs, and admire the sheer force of La Cascade des Tufs.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Baume-les-Messieurs trip planner .

Drive from Pontarlier to Baume-les-Messieurs in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Pontarlier in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Baume-les-Messieurs: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cluny.

Things to do in Baume-les-Messieurs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arbois, Musee du Jouet, La Cascade des Tufs, Villa Palladienne, Cascades du Hérisson
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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of Cluny, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taize Community, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cormatin, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Brancion, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cluny planning tool .

Traveling by car from Baume-les-Messieurs to Cluny takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cluny are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Beaune.

Things to do in Cluny

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taize Community, Chateau de Cormatin, Chateau de Brancion, Eglise Saint-Martin
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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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nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon and Bibracte - Mont Beuvray will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaune: Owl's Trail (in Dijon), Abbaye Saint-Philibert (in Tournus) and Cathedrale St-Lazare (in Autun). Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, contemplate the long history of Clos de Vougeot, and stop by Athenaeum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaune driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Cluny to Beaune takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Beaune can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Montbard.

Things to do in Beaune

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Dijon, Bibracte - Mont Beuvray, Abbaye Saint-Philibert, Cathedrale St-Lazare, Chateau de La Rochepot
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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbaye de Fontenay and Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau Ancy-le Franc and Tresor de Vix - Musee du Pays Chatillonnais. Change things up with these side-trips from Montbard: Oenocentre Ampelopsis (in Massingy), Abbaye Sainte-Marie de la Pierre-qui-Vire (in Saint Leger Vauban) and Chateau de Sainte Colombe en Auxois (in Sainte-Colombe-en-Auxois). There's much more to do: examine the collection at MuseoParc Alesia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Genest, contemplate the long history of Palais Abbatial de Moutiers Saint Jean, and take in the views from Pinard Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montbard travel planning site .

You can drive from Beaune to Montbard in 1.5 hours. In August in Montbard, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chablis.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Moutiers-Saint-Jean, Semur-en-Auxois, Abbaye Sainte-Marie de la Pierre-qui-Vire, MuseoParc Alesia, Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin
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Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Chateau Ancy-le Franc ©
Chateau Ancy-le Franc

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Chablis

Chablis ©
Chablis is a town and commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Sainte Madeleine and Chateau de Bazoches. Popular historic sites such as La Fosse Dionne and Vezelay Abbey are in your itinerary. Explore Chablis' surroundings by going to Musee du Chevalier d'Eon (in Tonnerre) and Avallon (Chateau de Chastellux & Eglise Saint Lazare). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Chablis Vititours, stop by Yazmhil Et Brice Corman, Maroquiniers Createurs, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Tanlay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chablis vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Montbard to Chablis takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Chablis can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Treigny.

Things to do in Chablis

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Noyers-sur-Serein, Tonnerre, Chateau de Tanlay, Chateau de Chastellux, Vignoble Dampt Freres
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Chablis Vititours ©
Chablis Vititours
Basilique Sainte Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte Madeleine
Vezelay Abbey ©
Vezelay Abbey

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Treigny

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

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Treigny trip itinerary maker tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive 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