58 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

58 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Rochers du Saussois (in Merry-sur-Yonne), Basilique Sainte Madeleine (in Vezelay) and Eglise Notre-Dame de Saint-Pere (in Saint-Pere). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Vieille Ville, enjoy breathtaking views from The Clock Tower, see the interesting displays at Tresor de Vix - Musee du Pays Chatillonnais, and look for gifts at Yazmhil Et Brice Corman, Maroquiniers Createurs.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Auxerre trip planner.

Newark, USA to Auxerre is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Auxerre due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Auxerre can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nevers.
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Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:

Nevers — 7 nights

Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. Get out of town with these interesting Nevers side-trips: Le Safran du Nivernais Morvan (in Alluy) and Musee de la Mine (in La Machine). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, don't miss a visit to Espace Bernadette, and stop by Hellas Produits Alimentaires Grecs.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nevers trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Auxerre to Nevers in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Nevers are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paray Le Monial.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:

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 Paray Le Monial's surroundings by going to Cluny (Haras National de Cluny & Abbey of Cluny), Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (in Gourdon) and Mont-Saint-Vincent (in Mont-Saint-Vincent). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Paray-le-Monial, don't miss a visit to Pont acqueduc Digoin, admire the striking features of Hotel de Ville, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cormatin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paray Le Monial attractions planning site.

Drive from Nevers to Paray Le Monial in 2 hours. January in Paray Le Monial sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Autun.
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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:

Autun — 6 nights

Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Autun: Musee de la Resistance en Morvan (in Saint-Brisson), Faiencerie du Morvan (in Moux-en-Morvan) and Ma p’tite ecole, musee des ecoles (in Montsauche-les-Settons). There's much more to do: get outside with Croix de la Liberation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Lazare, explore the ancient world of Bibracte - Mont Beuvray, and don't miss a visit to Moulin Sorine.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Autun journey builder.

You can drive from Paray Le Monial to Autun in 1.5 hours. January in Autun sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dijon.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beaune (La Voie des Vignes & Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu), Hotel-de-Ville Meursault (in Meursault) and MuseoParc Alesia (in Alise-Sainte-Reine). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, don't miss a visit to Rue Des Forges, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dijon trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Autun to Dijon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Dijon are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Besancon.
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 24:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Besancon: Les Planches-pres-Arbois (Reculee des Planches & La Cascade des Tufs), La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel (in Salins-les-Bains) and La Roche de Hautepierre (in Mouthier-Haute-Pierre). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Citadel of Besançon, identify plant and animal life at Foret de Chailluz, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Massages & bien-etre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Besancon day trip planner.

Drive from Dijon to Besancon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Montbeliard.
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Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 2:

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montbeliard: Musee du Combattant de la Haute-Saone (in Luxeuil-les-Bains), Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut (in Ronchamp) and Plateau des Mille Etangs (in Beulotte-Saint-Laurent). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Le Pavillon des Sciences, stroll through Ballon d'Alsace, whizz through the canopy at Ballon d'Alsace Aventure, and make a trip to Immeuble du Lion Peugeot.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Montbeliard itinerary builder.

You can drive from Besancon to Montbeliard in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Montbeliard are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Le Frasnois.
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Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:

Le Frasnois — 5 nights

Le Frasnois is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France. Get out of town with these interesting Le Frasnois side-trips: Parc Polaire (in Chaux-Neuve), Musee de la Boissellerie (in Bois d'Amont) and Le Louisiane (in La Tour-du-Meix). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cascades du Hérisson, see the interesting displays at Musee du Jouet, get all the equipment you need at Location ski Alain Bourgeois, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic de l'Aigle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Le Frasnois trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Montbeliard to Le Frasnois takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Le Frasnois are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Romaneche-Thorins.
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Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

Romaneche-Thorins — 2 nights

Romanèche-Thorins is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musee Departemental du Compagnonnage, then take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre, and then make a trip to Lab71. On the next day, walk around Hameau Duboeuf and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Touroparc Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Romaneche-Thorins route maker app.

Traveling by car from Le Frasnois to Romaneche-Thorins takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Romaneche-Thorins can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

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