60 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

60 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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Cluny
— 5 nights
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Nevers
— 7 nights
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Treigny
— 4 nights
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Chablis
— 6 nights
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Belfort
— 6 nights
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Morteau
— 4 nights
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Le Frasnois
— 7 nights
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Besancon
— 11 nights
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Dijon
— 9 nights
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Cluny — 5 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cluny: Coal Mine Museum (in Blanzy), Chateau des Broyers (in La Chapelle de Guinchay) and Touroparc Zoo (in Romaneche-Thorins).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cluny trip itinerary builder site.

Manchester, UK to Cluny is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Manchester to Cluny, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cluny, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Nevers.
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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: Lac des Settons (in Montsauche-les-Settons), Musee de la Mine (in La Machine) and Musee du Septennat (in Chateau Chinon). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, don't miss a visit to Espace Bernadette, experience rural life at Le Safran du Nivernais Morvan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nevers visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cluny to Nevers takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Treigny.
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Treigny — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Faulin (in Licheres-sur-Yonne), La Pyramide du Loup (in Toucy) and Les Caves de Clamecy (in Clamecy).

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Treigny trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Nevers to Treigny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Chablis.
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Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Chablis — 6 nights

Golden Gate of Burgundy

Chablis is a town and commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.
Explore Chablis' surroundings by going to Chateau Ancy-le Franc (in Ancy-le-Franc), Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure (in Arcy-sur-Cure) and Abbaye de Fontenay (in Montbard). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Chablis Vititours, see the interesting displays at Ma p’tite ecole, musee des ecoles, stop by Vins d'Ici ou d'Ailleurs, and contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Pontigny.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chablis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Treigny to Chablis takes 1.5 hours. October in Chablis sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Belfort.
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Belfort — 6 nights

Belfort is a city in northeastern France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut (in Ronchamp), Cascade du Rummel (in Lepuix) and Musee Departemental de la Montagne (in Haut-du-Them-Chateau-Lambert). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort, walk around Parc Pres la Rose, examine the collection at Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot, and explore the activities along Etang des Forges.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Belfort online day trip planner.

Drive from Chablis to Belfort in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Morteau.
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Morteau — 4 nights

Morteau is a commune, in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.GeographyThis little city is situated in a widening of the Doubs river valley.The proximity of Switzerland (11 km to Le Locle, 21 km to La Chaux-de-Fonds) gives jobs to trans-border workers, as well as providing clientele for the businesses of the Morteau valley.HistoryThe Roman expansion began the decline of the Celts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Morteau: Via Ferrata des Echelles de la Mort (in Charquemont), Ecomusee L'Abeille du Haut-Doubs (in Aubonne) and Mouthier-Haute-Pierre (Cascade Syratu & La Roche de Hautepierre). There's lots more to do: stop by Fonderie de cloches Jean Obertino & Fils, relax and rejuvenate at Institut Le Cocon, look for all kinds of wild species at Defile d'Entre-Roches, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Vie d'Antan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Morteau trip planner.

You can drive from Belfort to Morteau in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Belfort in November, you will find days in Morteau are little chillier (8°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Le Frasnois.
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Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

Le Frasnois — 7 nights

Le Frasnois is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Frasnois: Sanctuaire de Villards d’Heria (in Saint-Claude), Orgelet (Lac de Vouglans & Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption) and Musee du Jouet (in Moirans-en-Montagne). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Cascades du Hérisson, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges de la Langouette, stop by Fromagerie Les Rebelles, and look for all kinds of wild species at La tourbiere de Prenovel.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Frasnois day trip planning site.

Getting from Morteau to Le Frasnois by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Morteau in November, things will get a bit warmer in Le Frasnois: highs are around 12°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Besancon.
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Besancon — 11 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Besancon side-trips: Arbois (Pont des Capucins, Maison de Louis Pasteur, &more), Arc-et-Senans (Eglise Saint-Benigne d'Arc-et-Senans & Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale)) and Salins-les-Bains (Mont Poupet & La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Citadel of Besançon, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation, see the interesting displays at Musee du Temps et Palais Granvelle, and don't miss a visit to Horloge Astronomique De la Cathedrale.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Besancon trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Le Frasnois to Besancon by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Besancon are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Dijon.
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Dijon — 9 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dijon side-trips: Meursault (Hotel-de-Ville Meursault, Eglise Saint Nicolas, &more), Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune (in Savigny-les-Beaune) and Beaune (La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, Les Caves de l'Abbaye, &more). Dedicate the 11th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, make a trip to Rue Des Forges, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dijon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Besancon to Dijon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Dijon sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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