©

Osselle trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Osselle

Osselle is a former commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Osselle-Routelle. It is about 15 km from Besançon and 70 km from Dijon.The commune is the site of a set of caves, the entrance to which is near the river Doubs, though the caves themselves extend into the neighboring department of Jura.The caves were discovered in the 13th Century, and have been visited since 1504. In 1751 the Intendant of Franche-Comté, Jean-Louis Moreau de Beaumont, had a bridge built over the underground river. During the French Revolution the caves provided a refuge for fugitive priests and there is a clay altar that dates to that time.The cave complex consists of some eight kilometers, of which 15 galleries covering a distance of 1.3 kilometers, are currently visitable over flat cement paths. Most of the rooms have stalactites and stalagmites, but there is an area where the ground is less porous to water infiltration and which therefore is dry. The dry area was the venue for feasts in the 18th Century, feasts in which the philosopher Voltaire is believed to have participated.
Take a look at our France day trip site to refine the details of your trip to Osselle.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Osselle

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Osselle

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Doubs

22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Besancon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Besancon BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Besancon BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Besancon BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Morteau BY A USER FROM FRANCE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Pontarlier BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans