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 12.5-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.

Things to do in Auxerre

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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, stroll through Le Domaine de la Beue, 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.

Things to do in Nevers

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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 Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (in Gourdon), Cluny (Haras National de Cluny & Abbey of Cluny) 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, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cormatin, and admire the striking features of Tour Saint-Nicolas.

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.

Things to do in Paray Le Monial

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Croix de la Liberation, admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Lazare, pause for some photo ops at Chateau de Morlet, and explore the ancient world of Bibracte - Mont Beuvray.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Autun trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Paray Le Monial to Autun takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Autun are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dijon.

Things to do in Autun

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:

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

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dijon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Autun to Dijon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Dijon sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Besancon.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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: 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). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of La Citadelle de Besancon, tour the pleasant surroundings 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.

Things to do in Besancon

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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: Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut (in Ronchamp), Musee du Combattant de la Haute-Saone (in Luxeuil-les-Bains) and Plateau des Mille Etangs (in Beulotte-Saint-Laurent). There's still lots to do: glide through natural beauty at La Combe Saint-Pierre, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot, pick up some local products at Marche couvert Frery, and admire the striking features of Immeuble du Lion Peugeot.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Montbeliard trip planner.

You can drive from Besancon to Montbeliard in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Le Frasnois.

Things to do in Montbeliard

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Cascades du Hérisson, hit the slopes at Location ski Alain Bourgeois, stroll through Pic de l'Aigle, and don't miss a visit to Routes des Lacs.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Le Frasnois route planner.

You can drive from Montbeliard to Le Frasnois in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Le Frasnois can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Romaneche-Thorins.

Things to do in Le Frasnois

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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, find something for the whole family at 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.

Things to do in Romaneche-Thorins

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

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