In Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, nestled between Switzerland, Haut-Jura and Vosges, Doubs is a green and welcoming area.
Dance eastern France, the Doubs department is known for its delicious culinary specialties, as well as for its forests rich in abundant flora and fauna. Choose the Doubs for the next holidays, it means choosing to discover lush nature, a unique heritage, but also intense outdoor sports.
The essentials of the Doubs department
The Doubs has several sites classified as World Heritage of Humanity. The royal saltworks of Arc-et-Senans and the Vauban Citadel of Besançon are indeed the historical treasures of the region. Do not miss the many museums in this department. The Gustave Courbet museum for example, or the Peugeot Adventure Museum… PSA has really marked the history of the Montbéliard region since 1810. On the natural side, the sources of Lison and Loue offer magical settings. Unusual side, the scales of death, formerly used by smugglers to reach the Swiss border, promise thrills for the more adventurous.
Remarkable natural sites
In the Doubs, deciduous forests in the north and coniferous trees in the south, constitute the vegetable treasure of the region. Underground, it is the beauty of the Osselle cave that attracts visitors. It is home to the largest European cave bear necropolis. The Jura Mountains, including the famous Mont d'Or, are the home of chamois, peregrine falcons and great dukes. The valleys of Doubs, Loue and Dessoubre they offer unforgettable aquatic adventures to their visitors.
In summer, the Doubs and its many rivers provide wonderful moments. Canoeing, paddle boarding, canyoning, boat trips ... In the forest, the countless walks on foot, by bike or on horseback waiting for you. And along the cliffs, room for climbing, via ferrata and paragliding. No doubt, your holidays in the Doubs will be full of adrenaline!
In addition the royal saltworks of Arc-et-Senans and the impressive Vauban Citadel from Besançon, the castle of Joux throne on a rocky outcrop since the Middle Ages. The castle of the Dukes of Württemberg, was itself an annex of the Germanic Empire. More confidential, the cutting machine of Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne is the witness of the work of iron in the service of the peasantry. To finish, the Abbey of Montbenoît testifies to the richness of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages.