58 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

58 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Auxerre
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Auxerre
— 6 nights
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Nevers
— 7 nights
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Paray Le Monial
— 6 nights
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Autun
— 6 nights
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Dijon
— 9 nights
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Besancon
— 9 nights
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Montbeliard
— 7 nights
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Le Frasnois
— 5 nights
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Romaneche-Thorins
— 2 nights
Drive to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Fly to Newark

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Auxerre — 6 nights

Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auxerre: Rochers du Saussois (in Merry-sur-Yonne), Eglise Notre-Dame de Saint-Pere (in Saint-Pere) and Basilique Sainte Madeleine (in Vezelay). There's much more to do: make a trip to Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee Saint-Germain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Germain, and get engrossed in the history at Hotel-Dieu de Tonnerre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Auxerre trip planner.

Newark, USA to Auxerre is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. December in Auxerre sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nevers.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:

Nevers — 7 nights

Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. Explore Nevers' surroundings by going to Musee de la Mine (in La Machine) and Le Safran du Nivernais Morvan (in Alluy). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte, make a trip to Espace Bernadette, identify plant and animal life at Le Domaine de la Beue, and slough off your stress at Le Spa Nevers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nevers online travel planner.

Getting from Auxerre to Nevers by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paray Le Monial.
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Find places to stay Jan 5 — 12:

Paray Le Monial — 6 nights

Paray-le-Monial is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.GeographyThe river Bourbince flows northwestward through the commune and crosses the town.HistoryParay existed before the monks who gave it its surname of Le Monial, for when Count Lambert of Chalon, together with his wife Adelaide and his friend Mayeul de Cluny, founded there in 973 the celebrated Benedictine priory, the borough had already been constituted, with its ædiles and communal privileges. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paray Le Monial: Mont-Saint-Vincent (in Mont-Saint-Vincent), Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (in Gourdon) and Cluny (Haras National de Cluny & Abbey of Cluny). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Paray-le-Monial, admire the striking features of Tour Saint-Nicolas, make a trip to Chapel of the Apparitions, and take in the views from Pont-canal de Digoin.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paray Le Monial online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nevers to Paray Le Monial takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Autun.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:

Autun — 6 nights

Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. Explore Autun's surroundings by going to Faiencerie du Morvan (in Moux-en-Morvan), Musee de la Resistance en Morvan (in Saint-Brisson) and Ma p’tite ecole, musee des ecoles (in Montsauche-les-Settons). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Lazare, appreciate the history behind Chateau de Morlet, take in the awesome beauty at Mont de Sene, and see the interesting displays at Musee Nicephore Niepce.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Autun trip planner.

You can drive from Paray Le Monial to Autun in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Autun can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dijon.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:

Dijon — 9 nights

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dijon: Beaune (La Voie des Vignes & Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu), MuseoParc Alesia (in Alise-Sainte-Reine) and Hotel-de-Ville Meursault (in Meursault). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, and don't miss a visit to Rue Des Forges.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dijon trip planner.

Drive from Autun to Dijon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Dijon can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Besancon.
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Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 2:

Besancon — 9 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Besancon: La Roche de Hautepierre (in Mouthier-Haute-Pierre), La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel (in Salins-les-Bains) and Les Planches-pres-Arbois (Reculee des Planches & La Cascade des Tufs). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Citadel of Besançon, relax and rejuvenate at Massages & bien-etre, look for all kinds of wild species at Foret de Chailluz, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Besancon travel tool.

Traveling by car from Dijon to Besancon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montbeliard.
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Find places to stay Feb 2 — 11:

Montbeliard — 7 nights

Montbéliard is a city in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France, about 13km from the border with Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Montbeliard: Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut (in Ronchamp), Musee du Combattant de la Haute-Saone (in Luxeuil-les-Bains) and Plateau des Mille Etangs (in Beulotte-Saint-Laurent). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Pres la Rose, admire the striking features of Immeuble du Lion Peugeot, pick up some local products at Marche couvert Frery, and examine the collection at Le Pavillon des Sciences.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montbeliard online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Besancon to Montbeliard takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Le Frasnois.
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:

Le Frasnois — 5 nights

Le Frasnois is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Frasnois: Le Louisiane (in La Tour-du-Meix), Parc Polaire (in Chaux-Neuve) and Musee de la Boissellerie (in Bois d'Amont). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascades du Hérisson, get outside with La Cascade de la Billaude, fly down the slopes at Espace Alpin Bellefontaine, and relax and rejuvenate at Les 3 Sources.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Frasnois travel route planning tool.

Getting from Montbeliard to Le Frasnois by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daytime highs in Le Frasnois are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Romaneche-Thorins.
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Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:

Romaneche-Thorins — 2 nights

Romanèche-Thorins is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee Departemental du Compagnonnage, take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre, and then don't miss a visit to Lab71. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hameau Duboeuf and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Touroparc Zoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Romaneche-Thorins trip planner.

Getting from Le Frasnois to Romaneche-Thorins by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

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