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: Eglise Notre-Dame de Saint-Pere (in Saint-Pere), Basilique Sainte Madeleine (in Vezelay) and Rochers du Saussois (in Merry-sur-Yonne). There's much more to do: make a trip to Vieille Ville, get engrossed in the history at Musee Saint-Germain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Germain, and explore the world behind art 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 12.5-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.

Things to do in Auxerre

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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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, appreciate the history behind Monument aux Morts de 14-18, and stroll through Le Domaine de la Beue.

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.

Things to do in Nevers

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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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: Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (in Gourdon), Mont-Saint-Vincent (in Mont-Saint-Vincent) and Cluny (Haras National de Cluny & Abbey of Cluny). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Paray-le-Monial, admire the striking features of Hotel de Ville, don't miss a visit to Tour Saint-Nicolas, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cormatin.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paray Le Monial trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Nevers to Paray Le Monial takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Autun.

Things to do in Paray Le Monial

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 Ma p’tite ecole, musee des ecoles (in Montsauche-les-Settons), Musee de la Resistance en Morvan (in Saint-Brisson) and Faiencerie du Morvan (in Moux-en-Morvan). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Lazare, delve into the distant past at Bibracte - Mont Beuvray, make a trip to Moulin Sorine, and examine the collection at Musee Nicephore Niepce.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Autun travel route website.

Traveling by car from Paray Le Monial to Autun takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dijon.

Things to do in Autun

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dijon: MuseoParc Alesia (in Alise-Sainte-Reine), Beaune (La Voie des Vignes & Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu) and Hotel-de-Ville Meursault (in Meursault). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, and take a memorable drive along Route des Grands Crus.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dijon trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Autun to Dijon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Dijon can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Besancon.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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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 Grande Saline - Musée du Sel (in Salins-les-Bains), La Roche de Hautepierre (in Mouthier-Haute-Pierre) and Les Planches-pres-Arbois (Reculee des Planches & La Cascade des Tufs). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to La Citadelle de Besancon, relax and rejuvenate at Massages & bien-etre, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Jean de Besancon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Foret de Chailluz.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Besancon travel route planner.

You can drive from Dijon to Besancon in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Montbeliard.

Things to do in Besancon

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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), Plateau des Mille Etangs (in Beulotte-Saint-Laurent) and Musee du Combattant de la Haute-Saone (in Luxeuil-les-Bains). There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Pres la Rose, admire the landmark architecture of Immeuble du Lion Peugeot, don't miss a visit to Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort, and relax and rejuvenate at ShenZhen-Doux.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our 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 up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Le Frasnois.

Things to do in Montbeliard

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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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). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cascades du Hérisson, indulge in some personalized pampering at Les 3 Sources, hit the slopes at Espace Alpin Bellefontaine, and head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Langouette.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Le Frasnois tour app.

You can drive from Montbeliard to Le Frasnois in 2.5 hours. In February in Le Frasnois, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Romaneche-Thorins.

Things to do in Le Frasnois

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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: browse the exhibits of 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. 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.

Things to do in Romaneche-Thorins

Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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